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28 May 2013 11:01 Тhe Arctic Council: Climate Change’s Butterfly Effect

Do we remember the catastrophic consequences of the Hurricane Katrina throughout the United States of America in 2005? Or maybe the tornado outbreak in mid-May 2013, which produced several damaging tornadoes in a row in parts of Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Alabama. All of these devastating e ...

26 April 2010 17:08 Deposing of the green myths

Five myths, compromising global efforts for a transition to low-carbon economy, aimed at fighting climate change, were presented in an article for the Washington Post by Robert Bryce. The author is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and his fourth book, "Power Hungry: The Myths of 'Green ...

15 March 2010 15:11 The EU is considering a new compromise - 30% emissions reduction by 2020

The European Union is not giving up assuming a leading role in achieving a legally binding global agreement on climate change, in spite of its failure to prove as such during the UN climate change conference in Copenhagen in December. The European Commission kept its promise and initiated its ac ...

2 February 2010 14:14 Iceland ranks first in pollution control

Out of 163 countries, Iceland ranks first in addressing pollution control and natural resource management challenges. Among the first are also Switzerland, Costa Rica, Sweden and Norway. At the bottom of the chart are some of the poorest nations in the world like Togo, Angola, Mauritania, the Ce ...

16 December 2009 11:34 Iceland joined EU's Climate and Energy package

Iceland fully joined the EU's Climate and Energy package, in spite of not being a member of the Union yet. This is what came up of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council in Brussels. Iceland which because of the crisis filed an application for EU membership, has requested to join the package, pro ...

8 May 2010 15:00 Let the СО2 trading start now!

With a significant delay, the European Commission finally approved Bulgaria's National Carbon Allowances Allocation Plan for the period 2008-2012. The document has been approved by the government in the end of 2009. Are the Bulgarian companies ready to take part in the trade of carbon emissions ...

17 March 2010 12:43 30% reduction of emissions must remain as a condition

This is what EU environment ministers have agreed upon at their regular meeting in Brussels on Monday. Then, for the first time, they discussed the new strategy of the European Commission for future actions after Copenhagen. Most ministers insisted though, that in order the EU to be able to comm ...

4 February 2010 14:09 California is introducing a monitoring systen of greenhouse gas emissions

The state of California is preparing to introduce the first statewide system of monitoring devices to detect global-warming emissions, installing them on towers throughout the state, the New York Times reports. The network will initially focus on pinpointing the sources and concentrations of met ...

22 January 2010 15:21 Germany is cutting solar energy subsidies

Germany has announced a reduction of subsidies for solar energy because of the fast growth of the photo-voltaic market. A week earlier France did the same. The German environment minister Norbert Röttgen said that the government was proposing to cut feed-in tariffs for new roof-mounted solar pow ...

7 December 2009 13:43 Copenhagen or Hopenhagen?

More than a month ago a group of activists for reaching a legally binding climate change agreement in the Danish capital at the UN conference that starts today in Copenhagen, played with the name of the city. They have created a website called Hopenhagen, thus illustrating their hopes that a se ...

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Adelina Marini
The European Commission has presented the long-awaited proposal for a euro area-wide deposit insurance scheme. Details here euinsi.de/syoB
24 November 2015 14:19
Adelina Marini
#Eurogroup Jeroen #Dijsselbloem: #Portugal should have long ago presented its draft budgetary plan for 2016. They are quite late
23 November 2015 14:56
Adelina Marini #Eurogroup #Dijsselbloem: Security of citizens comes first but #France raised defense spending last year which didn't fit the budget framework. But again, security comes first for now
23 November 2015 19:32
Adelina Marini
#JHA The ministers of justice and home affairs of the EU are gathering together for an extraordinary meeting in Brussels today because of the terrorist attacks in Paris last week. The talks will focus on several issues: passengers name records, traffic of firearms, strengthening control at external borders, terrorist funding. The ministers are also expected to discuss enhancing control on Schengen borders which means stronger border control for EU citizens as well. The meeting will attend Claude Moraes, chairman of the Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee of the European Parliament (S&D, UK). He will insist the member states to agree on a joint response to terrorism through cooperation and exchange of intelligence
20 November 2015 08:51
Adelina Marini #JHA Etienne Schneider: The new from this Council is that the check on whether the member states are sticking to their commitments is entrusted to the European Parliament as well
20 November 2015 14:34

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