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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
#Croatia's Supreme court has rejected the sentence against former PM Ivo Sanader. However, he will not be able to walk out of prison unless he pays 12.4 million kunas bail as the law suit on the Fimi Media affairs is to be resumed
1 October 2015 17:19
Adelina Marini
Frans #Timmermans: In the past years that huge monster of anti-Semitism has emerged again
1 October 2015 12:04
Adelina Marini #Timmermans: The bans for wearing religious symbols in public spaces is a priority for national authorities and I don't see it in violation of the European anti-discrimination legislation
1 October 2015 12:34
Adelina Marini
The bad treatment of #refugees in #Serbia and #Macedonia, which includes also theft, will be one of the main issues at the high-level conference on the Western Balkans route which will take place on 8 October in Luxembourg, said a European Commission representative at a hearing in the committee on civil liberties in the European Parliament. He added that violence against refugees will be reduced significantly if the relocation mechanism is fully applied as then the refugees would not need to cross through Serbia and Macedonia
1 October 2015 10:36
Adelina Marini During a hearing in the civil liberties committee in EP was raised the issue of the closing of #Serbia- #Croatia border for cargo of both countries. A European Commission representative said that the EC will present a proposal in the end of the year on the common EU border guard which will put an end to the practise the member states "to do whatever they want"
1 October 2015 11:22

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