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By Natalia Alonso This week, the European Commission has presented its vision for the future of the EU’s development policies. The proposed new framework is a good piece of work, which now has to be translated into reality. The proposal ticks nearly every single box civil society organisations could imagine – but there is still… » read more

  Posted by Oxfam's EU Advocacy office in Brussels

By Natalia Alonso, Deputy Director for Advocacy and Campaigns The European Union is set to review its entire framework for development cooperation. This will define not only the development policy of the EU and its member states, but also how to ensure that all policies respect the EU’s international commitments. Today, the European Parliament is… » read more

  Posted by Oxfam's EU Advocacy office in Brussels

The Czech daily Hospodarske Noviny (English: “Economic Newspaper”) is reporting today that the Czech Export Bank (CEB) and export insurance agency EGAP may not be be able to finance the Pljevlja II lignite power plant in Montenegro due to new OECD rules entering force on 1 January 2017. by Hugo Charat, cross-posted from the Bankwatch… » read more

  Posted by Bankwatch

Empirical knowledge of innovations can be gained from the IT sector, which abounds in new ideas and innovations. Looking at how quickly tablets and smartphones became commonplace in our daily lives, it seems that in only a decade we may expect to see our roads travelled by electric cars and electricity being generated using wind… » read more

  Posted by Adam Czyzewski

The Geonardo Team completed its next Geo3Dscanning mission. This time the journey led up to north to Coventry, West Midlands in the UK. The aim was to conduct a 3D survey of building façades, and through this, provide the basis for further activities on the façades in the frame of the Horizon 2020 IMPRESS project.… » read more

  Posted by Europa Media

Guest blog post by Gustaf Almqvist, Ph D, researcher, fish ecology and fisheries, at Baltic Eye/Baltic Sea Center at Stockholm University. The new multi-annual plan for fisheries in the Baltic Sea, which today has been formally adopted by the European Parliament, will be able to provide Baltic fishermen with better stability and opportunities for long-term… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

A few weeks ago, Swedish journalist Göran Rosenberg made a welcome appearance on the radio program Good Morning World. Speaking on the European Union and UK’s membership, he said: “A very human reaction to external threats, real and imagined, is to secure a place somewhere, behind a border of any kind, where the threat can… » read more

  Posted by Kaj Embren

Guest blog post by Molly Walsh, community power campaigner for Friends of the Earth Europe. As the European Union’s sustainable energy week begins, the corridors of the European institutions will be buzzing with debate around empowered consumers and producers of renewable energy. Ever since the European Commission published its vision for the energy union in… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

On April 27th, the 1989 Generation Initiative, or ‘89ers’ presented visions and proposals on the future of the European Union at the European Parliament, to an audience of MEPs, think tank professionals and young Europeans. The core message: The EU should always aim to improve its citizens’ lives. Their aspirations and livelihoods should be placed… » read more

  Posted by 1989 Generation Initiative

While the progression of renewable energy in Europe is significant and encouraging, with the authorities seeking to reach 20% of gross final energy consumption from renewable sources by 2020, major challenges remain. Indeed, objectives both at the EU level and the ones formulated during COP21 gathering 186 countries, seem quite clear : in order to… » read more

  Posted by Chloé Mikolajczak

The Greek government is introducing an omnibus bill including the establishment of the new Privatization Fund that will absorb the former one, created by the ND-PASOK government under the framework of the second bailout deal (2012-14). This new Fund has major differences from the previous one. Contrary to the previous one, the new Fund is… » read more

  Posted by Dimitris Rapidis

Guest blog post by Eszter Hidas, WWF European Policy Office. It is not surprising that the world’s largest Seafood Expo takes place in Europe every year – indeed, this reflects the fact that the EU is the world’s number 1 destination for seafood exports. With this position of course comes great responsibility, and the Expo,… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

Guest blog post by Edd Colbert, Campaign & Research Manager, Feedback. The European Parliament is currently drafting amendments to a report that could determine whether or not Europe will implement legislation to prevent unfair trading practices (UTPs). Previous drafts of the report have highlighted the clear correlation between unfair trading practices and the overproduction and… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

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