Posts Tagged ‘Europe’

EU treads a tightrope dealing with Juncker plan

The European Parliament (EP) discussed last month, April 20th, the European Strategic Investment Fund (EFSI) known as the core of the Plan Juncker, but it rejected it because of the […]

A new form of anti-Semitism in Europe

An old spectre is haunting Europe: anti-Semitism. This year’s terrorist attacks in Paris and Copenhagen left five people dead just because they were Jewish.  Jewish cemeteries have been desecrated. Synagogues […]

Frontiers of fear

Since January 2015, it is estimated that 2000 people have died by drowning in the Mediterranean Sea whilst trying to reach Europe.  Dozens more suffer major injuries in their attempts […]

Mitigation or how to limit the impacts of climate change

In 2013 the European Environment Agency (EEA) announced that Europe had already reduced its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 19% with reference to the 1990 level, but this reduction is […]

Call for an European mobilization for water

Citizens coming from all over Europe, representing the nearly two million people that supported the first successful European Citizen’s Initiative for the Right to Water, have come to demonstrate on […]

Ensuring robust EU legislation on responsible mineral sourcing

Recommendations to strengthen the European Commission’s proposal for a ‘regulation setting up a Union system for supply chain due diligence self-certification of responsible importers of tin, tantalum and tungsten, their […]

Fuel Poverty

In its 2007 review of “Housing, Energy and Thermal Comfort,” the World Health Organisation (WHO) recommended a minimum temperature of 21°C in living rooms, and 18°C in all other rooms […]

New EU law to stop natural resource trade fuelling conflict

A coalition of 59 non-governmental organisations (NGOs) is calling on the European Commission to pass a strong law to prevent European businesses fuelling conflict and human rights abuses through their […]

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