Amid Russia’s war on Ukraine, spiralling inflation and energy shortages, tackling climate change has been central to the recovery plans of the world’s biggest economies.
Dan Stoenescu, head of the EU delegation for Syria, during a visit to the territories controlled by the Damascus regime on 8 August 2022.
In the name of contributing to the reconstruction of Syria, is the EU rehabilitating Bashar Al-Assad?
Some Albanians towns have lost a lot of their younger population.
Levels of poverty shot up in Albania during COVID when there was little governmental support.
The migrant centre on the Greek island of Samos is surrounded by three layers of fence and barbed wire. According to authorities, it is designed to host up to 3,000 people, of which 2,100 will have a “controlled access” and 900 will be in detention waiting to be sent back to Turkey (21 July, 2021).
In the wake of revelations on the EU’s failure to protect migrants, an MSF doctor details how those seeking to reach Europe’s shores are increasingly falling prey to violent deterrence methods.
Opposition leaders want to know what prime minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has been listening to.
Prime minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis admits his intelligence agency surveilled journalists but denies using illegal Predator software on them.
Far-right political parties, often Eurosceptic, have long been at work building their influence in Brussels. On June 12, 2019, Italy’s
Lega and France’s Rassemblement National announced that they would form the Identity and Democracy (ID) group within the European Parliament. At a press conference the next day, Marco Zanni of Lega (L) shakes hands with the RN’s Marine Le Pen.
How political parties such as Fidesz, Brothers of Italy, and the National Rally form part of the European Parliament.
On 22 July 2022, President Andrzej Duda chose to ratify the NATO protocol on the accession of Sweden and Finland to the Alliance on a Polish warship.
By the end of the decade, Poland’s arms capacity could exceed that of the French, German, UK, Italian, Dutch and Belgian forces combined.
As home secretary, Priti Patel explained the UK government’s reservations over certain provisions in the Istanbul convention.
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The Istanbul convention aims to tackle violence, including domestic abuse, rape, female genital mutilation and forced marriage. Some states are wavering in their commitment to its provisions.
Google’s EU headquarters is located in Dublin, Ireland. The EU’s new Digital Markets Act could rein in the company’s power.
While the EU’s ground-breaking legislation to regulate “digital gatekeepers” has its flaws, it could rein in big tech and significantly change how it operates in Europe – and perhaps the world.
The HBM4EU project has set out to monitor Europeans’ chemical exposure on an unprecedented scale.
Chemicals are omnipresent in our lives and production is booming, yet we know little about their impacts on human health. To fill the gap, the EU has launched a series of biomonitoring initiatives.
Europeans living in the Uk and British people living in Europe say they’ve been giving more thought to their identities since Brexit.
Regulations in the US and EU are intended to ensure that cosmetics and other personal-care products are safe, but the two continents approach the issue in different ways.
From miscarriages to cancer, poor regulation of cosmetics in the US have taken a devastating toll on consumers’ lives. Are European consumers any safer?
The EU is building new LNG terminals to replace Russian pipeline gas.
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Pipeline rupture may cause EU gas demand to peak sooner than expected.
Same app, same app store, different risks if you download it in, say, Tunisia rather than in Germany.
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Mobile apps are sometimes ‘regionalized’ to better serve the needs of users, functioning differently in, for example, China than in Canada. But some of those differences pose security and privacy risks.
Most national carbon border adjustments being considered target only manufactured goods.
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A new study shows what it would mean for Europe and China, and why the US might not be too excited about the idea.
The EU has taken action as power prices have have spiked in line with gas prices this year.
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The European Commission is trying to tackle the energy crisis without dismantling its cross border power market.
A ‘V’ for victory for Giorgia Meloni?
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The far-right leader of the Brothers of Italy has tried to distance the party from its fascist lineage, but many are still worried about the direction she will take the country.
Residents in Poltava, Ukraine, survey the damage from a Russian attack.
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An overwhelming majority of Ukrainians are not willing to negotiate over the territorial integrity of the country, even if it means peace.
The credibility of John Major’s government arguably never recovered.
On September 16 1992 the state fought the markets, and the markets won.
A view of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, eastern France.
The war in Ukraine has added new momentum to the argument of expanding the EU eastward. However, institutional and political obstacles to making this dream reality abound.