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.
The ocean provides us with everything we need: food, oxygen, inspiration and jobs. It also regulates the climate. Despite its vital importance, between 4.8 and 12 million tons of plastic enter the ocean every year.
Paulo Rangel meets Brian Maguire over a coffee to talk about reshaping the Eurozone, and how the lessons of the economic crisis are driving a serious reform agenda, designed to protect Europe from future melt-downs.
Most people agree that artificial intelligence will have a huge impact on the way Europeans will produce and consume in the future. However, there are differing views on what the European Union can do to tap the full potential of AI in manufacturing and while coping with possible challenges.
In theory, the EU policy decision-making process is based on the principal that excellence, independence, accountability and efficiency in science or evidence-based advice should inform political choices.
G7 Summit shows international strain, if you’re going to Strasbourg, maybe don’t take the train and Euroean Plenary talks migration again. It wasn’t quite the last supper, but the G7 Summit certainly had a finality about it. I knew the...