Claire Stam Archives

  • COP25 news and views: What’s happening in Madrid

    Special Report | Climate change 10-12-2019

    As UN climate negotiations enter their second and decisive week, EURACTIV gives you a glimpse into the goings on of the 25th climate conference in Madrid (COP25) and what is driving the conversation there. In this edition: train ride, ray of the day, reality check-point, and climate finance big time.

  • Skilled workers shortage could stall Germany’s progress on climate targets

    Special Report | Energy 10-12-2019

    In 2005, unemployment in Germany reached 11.7%. At the end of 2019, the figure more than halved to 5%. This means it is increasingly difficult for companies operating in Germany to find skilled workers and fill vacancies.  And it has an impact on sales revenues, as well as Germany’s and Europe’s ability to achieve carbon neutrality goals.

  • The Brief, powered by BP – Gluing the cups

    26-11-2019

    The latest row between Germany's Angela Merkel and France's Emmanuel Macron show how the French president is bumping over and over again to the German reality check.

  • The Brief, powered by ESA – Remembrance

    Politics 08-11-2019

    France likes to celebrate its revolution with the demonstration of its military power. None of this in Germany. The country, and Berlin first and foremost, is preparing to celebrate tomorrow the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Wall and its peaceful revolution with a huge artistic work in full colour.

  • The Brief, powered by BP – Resurrection

    Elections 28-10-2019

    The much unloved grand coalition in Germany has succeeded in spite of itself what Emmanuel Macron achieved so masterfully in France in 2017: hammering the last nails into the coffins of the traditional parties.

  • Differences between Merkel and Macron are slight but real

    Future EU 18-10-2019

    French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel gave their views on Europe in their concluding remarks at the end of the European Council Summit on Friday 18 October. Although they attempted to show a united front on EU issues, differences persisted. EURACTIV France reports.

  • EU Socialists could save Sylvie Goulard from long-winded saga

    Politics 10-10-2019

    France’s European Commissioner-designate, Sylvie Goulard, will have to undergo another hearing on Thursday (10 October). Although the Greens and conservatives do not trust the French candidate, the last-minute support from the S&D group might save her after this tumultuous week.  EURACTIV France reports.

  • Long read: From Cold War death strip to pristine ecological habitat

    Energy & Environment 03-10-2019

    Thirty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the former Iron Curtain trail has become the longest biotope chain in Europe, known as the European Green Belt. Environmental NGOs are now taking steps for it to become part of the European Commission's green infrastructure strategy and UNESCO World Heritage.

  • Trade unions call for ‘new social contract’ to drive energy transition

    Global Europe 26-09-2019

    The transition to a climate neutral economy will have a massive impact on all sectors and their workforce. But trade unions believe a “new social contract” can help engage workers in the transformation, and push the transition forward instead of holding it back.

  • UN summit day #3 : SDGs in the spotlight

    Energy & Environment 25-09-2019

    Over this special series on the UN climate action summit (23 September) and SDGs summit (24-25 September), EURACTIV gives you a glimpse into the goings on in New York and what is driving the conversation there. In this edition: A radical change of the food system, climate adaptation, dozing commerce secretary and World Heritage.

  • UN climate summit, day #2: Few announcements in the end – ‘How dare you’

    Climate change 24-09-2019

    Over this special series on the UN climate action summit (23-25 September), EURACTIV gives you a glimpse into the goings on in New York and what is driving the conversation there. In this edition: An angry Greta Thunberg, a technical Angela Merkel, a passive Donald Trump and four ambitious EU member states.

  • The Brief, powered by EDAA – Lost in translation

    Climate change 23-09-2019

    As you read these lines, the UN Climate Action Summit will have just begun in New York. It opens its doors following the extraordinary global youth movement that saw last Friday a whole generation tied together by their common fear for the future – and their hope.

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