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The Commission has just received more than one million signatures opposing glyphosate, the active substance which had its approval extended until the end of 2017. Since the European Chemicals Agency’s (ECHA) conclusion that the substance is not carcinogenic, the Commission is leaning towards granting a new 10-year authorisation. And now we have a million EU… » read more

  Posted by Daniel Gueguen

As a group of SMEs, we at Europa Media and Geonardo are well familiar with the need to apply energy saving practices in our offices. In fact, that is where we drew our inspiration for the START2ACT project. Now, as the project is in its second year, we are never short of creative ideas for… » read more

  Posted by Europa Media

Guest blog post by Katerina Bezgachina, Associate Director for Communications at Habitat for Humanity EMEA. A latest EU Energy Efficiency report showed how new co-design and energy labelling requirements for products are saving consumers both energy and money. By 2020, potential energy savings will reach approximately 9% of the EU’s total energy consumption and a… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

In the last decade, environment safety norms and regulations have been implemented for industrial and commercial activities. Environment safety has become an important aspect as far as industrial and commercial activities are concerned. The fuel and gas industry have also stepped up their efforts to manufacture efficient fuel alternatives in the last decade. The demand… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

The movement towards energy efficiency financing continues to gather pace – and now the international passive house community are joining in. Taking place on 25 April, the Vienna Energy Efficiency Finance Forum kicks off the International Passive House conference week. “We’re aiming to make energy efficiency the new normal across the globe,” according to Rob… » read more

  Posted by ManagEnergy

Guest blog post by Yana Popkostova, is a Director of The European Centre for Energy and Geopolitical Analysis (ECEGA.EU) A realistic assessment of the potential of the Levantine resources to reach Europe provides a rather sober perspective, much different from the hype surrounding the flurry of diplomatic activity related to the East Med gas. Hopes… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

Guest blog post by Raphael Weyland, EU conservation policy officer for NABU (Naturschutzbund Deutschland), a member of the BirdLife partnership. If the European Commission wants to prove its democratic legitimacy, it would be wise to deliver on its promise to ensure better implementation and enforcement of the hugely popular Birds and Habitats Directives. Its new… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

Guest blog post by: Anders Nordstrand, Managing Director, SABO ; Reinhold Lennebo, Managing Director, Fastighetsägarna ; Marie Linder, the chair of Hyresgästföreningen Riksförbundet It is of highest importance that our energy use decrease – to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and to make the Union less dependent on imported energy. The work that is now done… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

  By Jan Mayrhofer Last year, the European Union committed to fostering sustainable growth and development and tackling climate change. The proposed new framework for the EU’s development policy recognises the linkages between both issues, but the EU must be more innovative to fight the injustices of climate change. When the Paris climate deal was… » read more

  Posted by Oxfam's EU Advocacy office in Brussels

Guest blog post by François-Régis Mouton, Chairman of GasNaturally. The Energy Union was one of the major initiatives that the present European Commission launched when it was appointed in 2014. It even created a specific Vice-President position to oversee its execution. More than two years on – and thousands of pages in legislative documents later… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

A new Bankwatch study reveals a worrying track record of criminal and corrupt activities among the companies that are building Europe’s flagship gas pipeline project, the Southern Gas Corridor. by Sven Haertig-Tokarz, cross-posted from the Bankwatch blog. The Southern Gas Corridor, a 3,500 kilometre system of pipelines meant to bring gas from Azerbaijan into Europe,… » read more

  Posted by Bankwatch

Guest blog post by Greg Foster, Area vice-president, Habitat for Humanity Europe, Middle East and Africa. In November 2016, the European Commission outlined its social and economic priorities for the year in the autumn package of the European Semester. Housing is mentioned. However, it is viewed as a commodity rather than a social right. And… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

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