Theresa May confirms to exit as PM on June 7
24 May 2019 – 15:42 | No Comment

After the UK Parliament rejected her Brexit plans for the third time, UK Prime Minister Theresa May has decided to step down as leader of the Conservative Party.
She announced her departure after talks with Graham …

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European Bioplastics welcomes first plastics strategy in Europe
12 Apr 2018 – 15:53
European Bioplastics welcomes first plastics strategy in Europe

The European strategy for plastics, published on January 16, 2018 by the European Commission, sets clear goals to curb plastic waste, increase resource efficiency and create value and job growth in Europe. François de BIE, Chairman, …

Make two wheels part of the solution
12 Apr 2018 – 12:20
Make two wheels part of the solution

As more of the world’s cities become congested and polluted, new business models and technologies are emerging to solve the mobility challenge. Marianne Weinreich, Chairman, Cycling Embassy of Denmark, suggests the two-wheels approach
Over the last …

Can a tax on plastics and carbon fund the European Union?
12 Apr 2018 – 09:30
Can a tax on plastics and carbon fund the European Union?

Our planet is approaching a plastic waste tipping point — scientist say that up to 90 percent of seabirds already have plastic in their stomachs. Commissioner Günter Oettinger floated the idea of a plastic tax …

Europe cannot survive without improving resource efficiency
12 Apr 2018 – 09:00
Europe cannot survive without improving resource efficiency

It has been forecast that global demand for resources will triple by 2050. We already consume some 1.5 globes’ worth of resources every single year, and following the estimates, would need around four planets-full of …

EU strengthens HTA cooperation among member states
02 Feb 2018 – 12:55
EU strengthens HTA cooperation among member states

Brussels has put the wheels in motion for better quality of care and innovative healthcare for the benefit of patients, especially those with unmet medical needs. The European  Commission has put forward a proposal to …

Commission sets tougher targets on air quality
01 Feb 2018 – 15:44
Commission sets tougher targets on air quality

Brussels gets tough on EU countries that aren’t going the extra mle to combat air pollution. Nine member states,  namely the Czech Republic,  Germany, Spain, France, Italy, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia and the United Kingdom, face …

EU takes major step towards fulfilling its 2020 energy efficiency targets
31 Jan 2018 – 16:30
EU takes major step towards fulfilling its 2020 energy efficiency targets

European ambassadors have confirmed the political agreement reached between the Estonian presidency and the European Parliament in December 2017 on the revised directive on the energy performance of buildings.
The directive will improve energy efficiency in …

Brussels wages war against plastic
17 Jan 2018 – 13:03
Brussels wages war against plastic

Every year, Europeans generate 25 million tonnes of plastic waste, but less than 30% is collected for recycling. Across the world, plastics make up 85% of beach litter. And plastics are even reaching citizens’ lungs …

We will defeat terrorism by uniting digitally
09 Nov 2017 – 16:28
We will defeat terrorism by uniting digitally

As extremists are increasingly using the internet to radicalise the vulnerable and marginalised with their poisonous ideology, Minister of the Interior of the Republic of Estonia, Andres Anvelt discusses current measures to tackle online radicalisation …

Malta’s proposals on asylum, migration and border control
09 Nov 2017 – 16:25
Malta’s proposals on asylum, migration and border control

The new innovative IT border system is an important element of the EU’s Smart Border Initiative, and the primary focus of the Maltese Presidency, to improve security in the EU. Maltese Minister for Home Affairs …