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Uprooted children

At the beginning of September, the United Nations’ children’s fund Unicef presented the report “Uprooted”. Its shocking message was that there are almost 50...

Binding greenhouse gas emission reductions for Member States (2021-2030)

The European Commission (EC) proposed the effort sharing list to reduce greenhouse gas emissions targets for Member States from 2021-2030 for the transport, buildings,...

Energy mix in the EU after COP21

The time has come to make the Paris Agreement real. Renewables are the clear option in the new energy mix. Even in the face...

Brexit – A schism for Europe

“The curtain is closed while all questions remain open” – this Bertolt Brecht quote aptly sums up the situation after the UK’s referendum on...

Poor agreement on the European Regulation of Responsible Sourcing

The European Institutions – Commission, Council and Parliament – have reached an agreement on the so-called “Conflict Minerals” Regulation last Wednesday.  Civil society organisations,...

The Netherlands takes over the presidency of the Council of the...

The Netherlands has officially taken over, on January the 1st, the rotatory Presidency of the European Union at a crucial and difficult moment: when...

EP amendments establish red lines with regard to the TTIP

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership aims at integrating the European Union and the United States the largest trade agreement in the world. The...

EU Commissioner Cañete: “The call of Pope Francis to combat climate...

The Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy, Mr. Miguel Arias Cañete, talks about challenges facing the EU as regards these matters and the contribution for the...