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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

Genval, 30 March, 2016. – Disclaimer: This is the English translation of an interview made by Mihail Călin and originally published on 25 September 2015. The authentic Romanian version is available at the euro-health.ro News/Media website. The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the United States and the EU are surrounded by fierce controversy… » read more

  Posted by My European Civil Voice - Zoltán Massay-Kosubek @EU_ZMK

  Two studies came out (just in time for Pesticide Action Week) that question the cost to society of pesticides and other chemicals. The logic is simple: Chemicals cost societies billions of dollars, therefore removing them would save money. I am a little troubled by such a simplistic view – like any statistical analysis, you… » read more

  Posted by The Risk-Monger

  The last blog looked at ten reasons why glyphosate is the herbicide of the century. So why then, despite the overwhelming scientific evidence and clear environmental and social benefits, is this product on the verge of having its authorisation removed? The NGO activists and pro-organic lobbyists have led a formidable campaign that started a… » read more

  Posted by The Risk-Monger

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