The two lawmakers in charge of drafting the European Parliament’s position on the EU's new social climate fund have gone a step further than the European Commission's initial proposal by drafting a definition of both energy and transport poverty.
A coalition of 10 EU member states, led by Sweden, have written to the French EU Council Presidency and the European Commission to warn against the planned revision of sustainability criteria for bioenergy, saying it is too early to do so.
French President Emmanuel Macron proposed pressuring pharmaceutical companies to share their knowledge to fight vaccine shortages worldwide, as an alternative to waiving intellectual property (IP) rights.
A draft European Parliament report calls for greater ambition in the EU’s proposed green jet fuel law, including a higher percentage of mandatory sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for planes refuelling in the bloc.
The EU should develop its own foreign intelligence services to provide itself with credible information about possible foreign threats, according to an upcoming European Parliament proposal, previewed to EURACTIV.
The Austrian parliament voted on Thursday evening (20 January) in favour of making vaccinations mandatory by February. The government also announced a lottery-based “incentive and reward package” to boost the acceptance of the new law.
Western countries sought to project unity over Ukraine in a flurry of diplomatic efforts on Thursday (20 January), after US President Joe Biden suggested allies were split over how to react to any 'minor incursion' from Russia.
EU and UK officials have set the end of February as the unofficial deadline for reaching agreement on the Northern Ireland protocol, amid anxiety that the long–running talks could disrupt the campaign for the Northern Ireland assembly elections.
An EU lawmaker’s proposal to put aside free pollution permits for industry in case plans to replace them by an external EU carbon tariff fails, has been criticised by his fellow lawmakers in the European Parliament.
Digital technologies like earth monitoring satellites allow for real-time automatic collection of data on things like greenhouse gas emissions, opening up a new world of possibilities for policymakers, says Jill Duggan.
Antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections caused an estimated 1.2 million deaths in 2019 worldwide, according to new research published on Wednesday (19 January). Scientists call for more investment and better use of existing antibiotics.
After the German government initially refused to supply Ukraine with defensive weaponry, German politicians are pushing to reconsider the position. The biggest EU country has already hinted it might now support exports of certain weaponry to Ukraine via NATO, which it has previously blocked.
The French Presidency of the Council of the European Union began on 1 January 2022. For six months, France will be setting the pace for the legislative agenda and negotiations at the heart of the European institutions.
Marco Cavaleri, the head of vaccines strategy for the European Medicines Agency (EMA), has encouraged vaccine developers to “explore the feasibility” of making multivalent vaccines: those that cross-neutralise COVID-19 virus variants.
Amidst rising military tensions between Ukraine and Russia, German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock’s visit to Kyiv focused on the massive amounts of renewable hydrogen Germany aims to import in the future.