Next week sees the first G20 summit since the Paris Agreement. It was a turning point in political action on climate change. Europe must push for an end to fossil fuel subsidies at the summit in order to capitalise on its momentum, urges Jill Duggan.
Pro-European circles generally believe that only transnational lists can make elections to the European Parliament more European. But the proposal is unlikely ever to be accepted by the Council. Pierre Jouvenat considers an alternative.
Turkmenistan is discussing diversifying its gas exports and selling gas to European Union countries, President Kurbanguly Berdymukhamedov said yesterday (29 August) at a joint news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
A secret vote held yesterday (29 August) in the UN Security Council has put three candidates from EU countries in the lead in the race to replace UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, whose second term expires on 31 December.
With food insecurity, terrorism and migration to Europe reaching unprecedented levels, Africa is hoping that a “wall of trees” can help protect its people and stop these threats becoming global crises. EurActiv Germany reports.
A senior German lawmaker, an adviser to the French prime minister and a former deputy head of the Bank of England have proposed that a post-Brexit Britain form a new "continental partnership" with the EU that could one day be extended to other countries such as Turkey and Ukraine.
EU sanctions on Russia over the conflict in Ukraine should stay in place as long the situation on the ground does not improve, Lithuania's foreign minister said on Monday (29 August), dismissing calls from EU's rotating president Slovakia for them to be lifted.