SPECIAL REPORT / When a London anti-pollution organisation polled British lawmakers about the greatest risks to public health, most MPs were wrong, ranking traffic accidents or heavy drinking ahead of air pollution as a leading killer of Britons.
Despite London's efforts to block the measure, EU finance ministers on Tuesday agreed on new rules to cap banker's bonuses. The agreement aims to strengthen the banking sector and will cap bonus payments at the same level as an employee's yearly salary. It will also increase the amount of capital banks need to keep on their balance sheets.
Herman Van Rompuy, European Council President, issued his strongest warning yet to Britain, saying in a speech in London yesterday (28 February) that the EU's door was open to those in the club who want to leave.
Britain, and especially London, has become a popular place for tens of thousands of southern Europeans in search of work as the governments of Spain, Portugal and Italy continue to impose austerity measures.
This summer's Olympics games in London generated 28% less carbon dioxide than was forecast as energy use at venues was cut, the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games (LOCOG) said on Wednesday (12 December).
The London Games should confirm the EU’s position as a major soft power (at least in its sportive dimension), despite the global financial turmoil and economic crisis on the Old Continent, writes Piotr Maciej Kaczyński.
The European Commission is considering limiting top bankers' pay to a multiple of junior staff salaries as well as capping bonuses at a fixed ratio to pay, its regulatory chief said yesterday (23 January) during a visit in London.
With seven months to go before the London Olympics, the British government has admitted in court that it violated European Union air quality laws by missing deadlines to address high levels of urban pollution.