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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 #migrant route toward Europe has shifted through the Western Balkans, The New York Times reports. The newspaper quotes Hungarian authorities, who claim the shift of migrant flows is due to some extent to the many drownings in the Mediterranean, to the more centralised policy of the EU as well as the tightening of visa regime in Middle East countries. Another reason is that Bulgaria has significantly tightened border control, as well as Iran. Between January and June 79,000 people crossed illegally from Turkey into Greece, according to Frontex. Some of them continued through Macedonia and Serbia to Hungary. NYT writes that the shift is already causing sharp rises of the anti-migrant sentiments in the Balkans and is boosting nationalist parties euinsi.de/udqK
20 July 2015 09:10
Adelina Marini
The #Greek parliament has approved the conditions the euro area demanded to be voted on before starting negotiations on a third bailout programme. In the early hours of Thursday the parliament in Athens voted the measures with 229 MPs supporting the prior actions, the Kathimerini newspaper reported. 64 members of the party of PM Alexis Tsipras, SYRIZA, voted against the package. All MPs from the coalition partner Independent Greeks supported the legislation. The newspaper commented that with such support the government has received a mandated to continue to govern. Now the Eurogroup has to give a mandate for a start of the negotiations on a third bailout programme. However, in some member states this needs parliamentary approval
16 July 2015 08:51
Adelina Marini
The #Eurogroup has re-elected Jeroen #Dijsselbloem as president
13 July 2015 18:20
Adelina Marini #Dijsselbloem: It won't be easy (the negotiations on the bridge financing)
13 July 2015 18:55
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