Joseph Daul, the president of the European People's Party (EPP), spoke to EurActiv France about Grexit, Brexit and the “enfant terrible” of the EPP, Viktor Orbán.
Developing countries will be among the biggest losers if the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is implemented, warns Marion Lieser, explaining what a socially and ecologically fair trade deal would look like.
The reform of the Emissions Trading Scheme is an opportunity for the EU to restore its climate action leadership, argue six climate and development NGOs.
Wendel Trio is director of Climate Action Network Europe, Bernd Nilles is secretary general of CIDSE, Natalia Alonso is director of Oxfam International EU Office, Geneviève Pons-Deladrière is director of WWF's european policy office, Eva Filzmoser is director of Carbon Market Watch, and Sanjeev Kumar is founder of the Change Partnership.
European food safety officials found there was no need to widen buffer zones around genetically modified (GM) crops, even though research shows that pollen from GM maize can travel kilometres further than previously thought.
Gaps remain in the regulatory oversight of the EU’s Emissions Trading System (ETS), despite efforts to bolster its security after high-profile cases of fraud, the European Court of Auditors has warned.
The ETS was set up in January 2005 to help achieve the Kyoto Protocol objective of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 8% by 2012. It sets emissions limits for energy-intensive industries like steel, cement and electricity generation. Emission allowances can be given, bought at auction or traded, with each giving the right to emit one tonne of CO2.
Russia expressed "deep concern" today (2 July) over Ukraine's plans to decentralise power as part of a peace deal with separatist rebels, underlining the gulf between Moscow and Kyiv as the conflict rumbles on despite a ceasefire.
Differing interpretations of a February peace agreement signed in Minsk, Belarus, to end the fighting in Ukraine's eastern regions, have left the conflict in limbo, with more than 6,500 people killed since it broke out in April last year.
SPECIAL REPORT / Regional literary awards are like any other cultural event. Books get recognized as much for how they capture the local, as they get hailed for being works of art.
Few would argue that the European Union Prize for Literature is an exception to this rule. The fact that it’s European ought to be a dead give away.
The real question facing us is not whether to say yes or no to Syriza, but how the EU continues its construction, write Ernest Maragall MEP and Jordi Angusto.
Telecoms mergers drive investment. The European Commission needs to be balanced in how it regulates them, writes Afke Schaart.
Afke Schaart is Vice President for Europe at mobile operators association GSMA.
We’ve come a long way since the days of brick-sized mobile phones with aerials. Today’s mobile users want to check what time the bus will turn up via an app, wish their cousin in Australia a happy birthday over video chat, and answer that urgent email from their boss on the go – all at the same time.
MEPs are fuming over the European Commission's move yesterday (1 July) to abandon laws that would expand maternity leave to 18 weeks.
Earlier this year, Parliament had pushed to save the Maternity Leave Directive after seven years in deadlocked talks with the Commission and Council.
Portuguese MEP Inês Zuber (GUE/NGL), shadow rapporteur on the Directive, said, “The decision to withdraw this directive is scandalous and represents a huge backlash for women's rights and gender equality in the EU.”
Three more European regions pledged to reduce their CO2 emissions by 80-95% by 2050 at the Summit Climate and Territories (WSCT) in Lyon on 1 July. EurActiv France reports.
The European Union lacks a strategy to develop and implement carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology, writes Samuela Bassi.
One important aspect has so far been missing from the debate on the circular economy - and that's the role played by natural capital, writes Luc Bas.