E-commerce has given shoppers the ability to purchase products on demand and at competitive prices. Educating consumers to reduce, reuse, dispose and recycle packaging from e-commerce goods they receive is a growing priority.
In her eagerly awaited speech on the future of the EU in front of the European Parliament, on 13 November 2018, German Chancellor Angela Merkel mentioned diversity as the concept that defines Europe and tolerance as the basic requirement that brings Europe together.
The Romania-Bulgaria Cross-Border (RBCB) Cooperation Programme supports the development of eligible border areas, both in Romania and Bulgaria for over 14 years. These programmes aim to create a "bridge" between the two countries in order to support the border regions.
Transforming the global energy system towards low-carbon alternatives would not only mitigate climate change but also offer an opportunity to fundamentally change the way natural resources and public goods are managed. However, ambitious climate policies should not come at the expense of social justice.
Climate change is increasing the risk of extreme weather events, including droughts, flooding, hurricanes, earthquakes and wildfires. In 2017, costs were estimated to be $306 billion, which is almost double 2016’s loss of $188 billion.
The amended Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) contains a vision for 2050 for the buildings stock in the EU – it will have to be highly energy efficient and decarbonised, reaching cost-effective nearly zero energy levels.
While road fatalities have more than halved since 2001, 25,300 people still lost their lives on EU roads in 2017 and another 135,000 were seriously injured. The Commission is proposing that new models of vehicles are equipped with advanced safety features.
The political climate for the European elections is looking particularly challenging for politicians across Europe. European leaders will need to show how the EU can make a real difference in citizens’ lives.
European Commission Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič meets with EURACTIV’s Sam Morgan over a coffee to talk about Europe’s climate policy, Nord Stream 2 and why he thinks he can succeed Jean-Claude Juncker in the top job.