Researchers from the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID) are developing tools to monitor the Zika virus, as it is highly likely that it will reach Southern Europe, according to the group.
Europe's drugs regulator said on Monday (8 February) it had established an expert Zika task force to advise companies working on vaccines and medicines against the virus, which is suspected of causing a spike in birth defects in Brazil.
China tonight (11 December) poured cold water on the European Union’s ambition to use an alliance of developed and developing nations to push for a strong deal at the UN Climate Conference (COP21) in Paris.
China, India, Brazil and South Africa are raising big questions over climate finance at COP21, a strategy that allows them to monopolise the limelight at other countries’ expense. EURACTIV France reports.
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and her Argentinian counterpart, Mauricio Macri, have expressed confidence that the EU is committed to brokering a trade agreement with Mercosur. EURACTIV's partner EFE reports.
Developing countries will commit to protecting their forests in return for financial compensation from the big polluters. But deforestation will not appear in a binding Paris agreement. EURACTIV France reports.
With transport emissions in the spotlight, the EU needs to nuance its approach to biofuels and consider complementary options to electrification if it wants to cut emissions in the near future, writes Géraldine Kutas.
European Commission Vice-President Andrus Ansip and ten MEPs signed a joint declaration arguing for non-discriminatory, open internet access during this week's Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Brazil.
Despite its current "economic instability", Brazil is one of the most dynamic digital economies, and its high level of connectivity could increase business for many companies, Google Brazil head Fabio Coelho said.
Germany and Brazil committed themselves on Thursday (20 August) to a joint stance on climate change, putting the largest economies in Europe and Latin America on the same page ahead of global climate talks in Paris in December.
The EU warned today (20 August) that the window of opportunity for December's United Nations Climate Change Conference was closing fast, urging the 140+ countries that have not yet made public their contributions to do so, naming some of the major players.
Paraguay, which holds the rotating presidency of Mercosur, will host representatives of Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay, to formulate a common position on a trade agreement with the European Union, the Paraguayan Foreign Ministry announced.
The European Union and Mexico agreed on Friday to launch negotiations toward a new free-trade agreement, as Mexico seeks to avoid being sidelined by Europe's bigger trade deals with the United States and Canada.
Unable to match China's offer of $250 billion (€222 billion) in investment in Latin America, the EU sought ways on Thursday (11 June) to avoid being marginalised in the region, offering new trade deals, visa-free travel and deeper ties.
Leaders of the European Union and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States, known as CELAC, came together here yesterday (10 June) for a 2-day summit intended to foster a consensus on facing current global challenges.
On the eve of the EU-CELAC summit opening today (10 June), Horacio Cartes, the president of Paraguay warned in an exclusive interview with the Spanish news agency EFE, a partner of EURACTIV, that stalled negotiations between the EU and Mercosur shouldn't have “two speeds”.