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Chocolate firms still have long way to go to have sustainable policies

Mer, 28/03/2018 - 15:16
Chocolate companies still have “a huge amount of work to do” in implementing truly sustainable policies, with some doing much better than others, the Washington-based NGO Mighty Earth concluded in a consumer guide ranking chocolate producers, published a few days ahead of Easter.
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Food insecurity on the rise

Mer, 28/03/2018 - 14:53
According to the United Nations, conflicts and droughts increase the number of food-insecure people in the world, many of whom need urgent help. EURACTIV’s partner Euroefe reports.
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Shell opens first-of-its-kind hydrogen refuelling station

Mer, 28/03/2018 - 13:18
Shell has unveiled a new hydrogen refuelling station at one of the UK's busiest service stations, in the same week as the Government delivered multi-million-pound funding for hydrogen refuelling infrastructure. EURACTIV's media partner edie.net reports.
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Joint call for European ‘industrial leadership’ on renewables

Mer, 28/03/2018 - 12:49
A coalition of industries ranging from solar to geothermal and biomass has called on the incoming Austrian Presidency of the EU to support a target of “at least 35%” for renewable energies by 2030, saying it will provide a stable environment for investors.
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It’s time for an EU fund for fundamental rights!

Mer, 28/03/2018 - 12:29
Fundamental rights and values are currently under attack across the European Union. In order to work in these aggravated conditions, funding is often key, writes Terry Reintke.
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Leading the charge against fake medicine, Africa’s silent killer

Mer, 28/03/2018 - 12:26
Low quality and fake medicines kill tens of thousands of people each year, most of them in developing countries. Yet data and political action to address the enormous human and economic cost is distinctly thin on the ground.
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EU hopes to avoid 1,500 deaths per year with eCall system

Mer, 28/03/2018 - 11:56
From 31 March, all new cars will have to be equipped with the new European eCall device, which automatically calls 112 in the event of a serious traffic accident
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IMF demands €100 billion from Germany for eurozone safeguard

Mer, 28/03/2018 - 11:31
The IMF has a big plan: A multi-billion rainy day fund is meant to strengthen the euro. According to the proposal, Germany alone is supposed to pay €10 billion per year for a 10-year period. EURACTIV Germany’s media partner "WirtschaftsWoche” reports.
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Digital Transformation: The opportunity and getting it right

Mer, 28/03/2018 - 11:30
Digital technologies continue to transform our world. Today, people in every profession and across governments are using cloud computing to work more efficiently and more effectively, to serve customers and citizens in new ways, and to find answers to once-unsolvable problems.
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‘Democracy in crisis, dialogue denied’, Belgian MEP Demesmaeker says of Catalonia

Mer, 28/03/2018 - 11:09
Prisoners, protests, and no clear pathway for a Catalan settlement. Carles Puigdemont, the self-exiled former president of Catalonia, is now held by German authorities on a European Arrest Warrant, his future uncertain. If he returns to face trial in Spain,...
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Low absentee rates, not wages, led UK firms to hire EU workers, report warns

Mer, 28/03/2018 - 11:00
Lower absentee rates, rather than lower wages, have been the main driver for UK employers to hire EU workers, according to a report published on Tuesday (27 March), which should be instrumental in defining the UK's post-Brexit immigration policy.
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Germany approves Russia gas pipeline amid growing tensions with Moscow

Mer, 28/03/2018 - 08:50
German authorities on Tuesday (27 March) issued a final approval for a new gas pipeline from Russia, risking higher tensions with eastern neighbours fearful of European energy dependence on Moscow.
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Theories abound in the Russian ex-spy poisoning case

Mer, 28/03/2018 - 07:25
Conspiracy theories abound in the poisoning case involving a former Russia spy. EURACTIV brings you some of the most original ones as part of the “Fact or Fake” series, in partnership with France 24.
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Germany’s Russia expert warns against new ‘Cold War’

Mer, 28/03/2018 - 06:55
Germany wants to keep up a dialogue with Moscow despite joining Western expulsions of Russian diplomats and must avoid a new Cold War, the German government's coordinator for Russia said in a newspaper interview.
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China in Greenland: A call for deeper EU political engagement

Mer, 28/03/2018 - 06:28
Without a deeper political agenda, the EU might rapidly lose ground in Greenland to the benefit of China, write André Gattolin and Damien Degeorges.
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Bottle and can deposit return scheme gets green light in England

Mer, 28/03/2018 - 06:20
All drinks containers in England, whether plastic, glass or metal, will be covered by a deposit return scheme, the UK government has announced. EURACTIV's partner The Guardian reports.
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Brexit financial services deal will be difficult

Mer, 28/03/2018 - 06:19
The industry has accepted that so-called “passporting” rights will not be possible after Britain leaves the EU.  The concept of “equivalence” has been mooted as a solution but even agreeing to that will be difficult, writes Mark Boleat.
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Hogan: Post-2020 CAP will ensure level playing field across EU

Mer, 28/03/2018 - 06:19
EU farmers should not fear a “re-nationalisation” scenario for the post-2020 Common Agricultural Policy as the Commission is set to give member states more powers to implement their own CAP national plans, Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan told EURACTIV. But the...
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Romania’s parliament open to Moldova reunification idea

Mer, 28/03/2018 - 06:17
Romanian lawmakers expressed support for reunification with neighbouring Moldova in a symbolic vote on Tuesday intended to highlight close historic ties, but the speaker of Moldova's own parliament said his country cherished its independence.
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Breaking the glass ceiling of EU climate policy

Mer, 28/03/2018 - 06:12
The request from EU leaders to see an update of the European Commission's 2050 low-carbon roadmap mandates a higher level of ambition from Europe on meeting climate goals also in 2030, writes Brook Riley.
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