Moscow is surrounded by 18 landfill sites where 11 million tonnes of waste are dumped every year. As Vladimir Putin considers running for president in 2018, the issue is emerging as a defining aspect of the looming election. EURACTIV’s partner Italia Oggi reports.
The European Union has praised a new and “ambitious” law against gender-based violence in Tunisia, which is a “crucial step towards absolute respect for human rights and equal opportunities”. EURACTIV Spain reports.
Five aid groups that operate migrant rescue ships in the Mediterranean refused to sign up to the Italian government's code of conduct on Monday (31 July), the Interior Ministry said, but three others backed the new rules.
The European Union condemned on Monday (31 July) what it said was excessive use of force by state troops in Venezuela and said it was unlikely to recognise results of elections on Sunday that were marred by deadly clashes.
President of the European Parliament Antonio Tajani on Monday (31 July) said the EU institution will not recognise the result of the election in Venezuela, claiming that it is a "sad day for democracy".
Italian Minister of Defence Roberta Pinotti is paying a “symbolic” visit today (31 July) to Cyprus in light of oil and gas drilling that a consortium of France's Total and Italy's Eni is now carrying out in the region.
The US stressed on Saturday (29 July) that it would “work closely with our friends and allies” after US lawmakers passed sanctions on Russia that upset some European nations, fearful that it could hit their businesses.
The world's most powerful nations risk failing to make enough progress on tackling steel overcapacity by an August deadline, which is seen by the United States as a potential reason to start a trade war.
China’s planned railway link between Greece and Central Europe has hit difficulties after the project was accused of flouting EU rules on public procurement in Hungary. EURACTIV’s partner Italia Oggi reports.
President Trump walks the talk with his "America First". But US Congress also supports this mantra. It is high time that the EU defends its own legitimate interests, including with respect to trade and energy relations with Russia, writes Tom Sauer.
A Turkish Cypriot court on Thursday (27 July) extended the detention of 10 people including the captain of a boat hired by far-right activists to prevent would-be migrants from reaching Europe, local media reported.
French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday (27 July) unveiled plans to set up migrant registration centres in Libya to help stem an influx that has sparked a crisis in Europe, although his aides said the scheme could not be implemented there immediately for security reasons.
Britain plans to send a warship to the disputed South China Sea next year to conduct freedom of navigation exercises, Defence Minister Michael Fallon said on Thursday (27 July), a move likely to anger Beijing.
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker insisted on Wednesday (26 July) that the EU is ready to retaliate “within days” if European companies are impacted by a US Congress decision to pass a bill that will punish firms that work with Russia on energy projects.
The European Commission on Wednesday (26 July) stepped up its legal case against the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland over their reluctance to take in migrants from other EU countries, after an adviser to the EU's top court dismissed a challenge brought by Slovakia and Hungary.
There is no planet B. Humanity needs to acknowledge this and work together to implement the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adopted in 2015, in a relatively short space of time, write Hannah Janetschek and Imme Scholz.
The US House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday (25 July) to impose tough new sanctions on Iran, North Korea and Russia, a move that will antagonise the Kremlin as well as European nations fearing economic ramifications.