Almost 400 institutions have signed up to the global fossil fuel divestment campaign since 2012, but an NGO report has warned that their commitments are not enough to make a real difference. Journal de l'Environnement reports .
Europe's pharmaceuticals industry said on Tuesday (1 September) it had filed a complaint with the European Commission against a French law promoting the use of Roche's cancer drug Avastin as an alternative to more expensive eye treatments.
Top American companies no longer see Germany as an attractive investment and the country is losing jobs as a result. "Germany attracts attention, but it's no longer attractive to investors," said AmCham Vice-President Frank Riemensperger. EurActiv Germany reports.
Germany yesterday (1 September) put the brakes on a French push for the eurozone to appoint a new Commissioner with powers to coordinate economic policy across the bloc and preside over fiscal transfers between its 19 members.
The worldwide demand for raw materials led to growth of up to 7% for many African countries. One of the main driving forces was a strong China, but now the second largest economy in the world finds itself in the midst of a crisis. Der Tagesspiel reports.
International institutional investors with assets worth more than €61 billion in assets under management have called on nine multinational energy and mining companies to leave EU lobbying associations, because of their “regressive” climate change policies.
Illicit trafficking of diamonds from the Central African Republic into neighbouring Cameroon is helping finance the continuation of a nearly three-year conflict, an expert panel that monitors UN sanctions has said in a confidential report.
The European Investment Bank is trying to cool local governments' scepticism over the Juncker Plan, an investment strategy that EU officials hope will pump €315 billion into infrastructure projects around the EU by 2017.
Unemployment in the eurozone fell to its lowest level for three and a half years in July, raising hopes that economic recovery in the single currency area is taking hold, official data showed on Tuesday.