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Shipwrecks line the edge of what used to be the Aral Sea between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. A massive irrigation project reduced its size by 90% within 50 years.  [neil banas/Flickr]
Development Policy 29-08-2014

German economy vulnerable to global water scarcity, WWF warns

Water is scarce but it continues to be wasted excessively in many industrial states, warns a new study by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), predicting that a global conflict over water resources could bring billions in losses for the German market. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Alexander Gauland, top candidate in Brandenburg from Germany's Eurosceptic AfD, is threatening to withdraw from the regional race amid divisions within the party over the Russia-Ukraine conflict. []
Global Europe 22-08-2014

Russia-Ukraine conflict divides Germany’s Eurosceptics

Germany's Eurosceptic Alternative for Germany (AfD) is polarised over the Ukraine conflict, with Russian criticism coming from the party's leader Bernd Lucke and Brandenburg's top AfD candidate Alexander Gauland threatening to withdraw from the upcoming regional elections. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Every year, the European Parliament meets for 12 four-day part-sessions in Strasbourg and six additional two-day part-sessions in Brussels. Strasbourg 2005 [Christopher Cotrell/Flickr]
Future EU 01-08-2014

Auditors put price tag on EU Parliament ‘travelling circus’

Roughly €114 million is spent every year to move the European Parliament between its Brussels and Strasbourg seats every month, according to a new assessment by the European Court of Auditors. EURACTIV Germany reports.