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Development Policy 05-01-2018

Paradise island puts development hopes in China

It's a nation that boasts warm azure seas and dream beaches, a landscape ranging from volcanic rocks to tropical rainforest, and stable democratic rule -- yet many people have never heard of it.
Health 05-04-2017

Only healthier diets can tackle climate change, experts claim

Governments are “trapped” by lobbyists, and it’s hard to fight climate change. But if young people are mobilised and turn to healthy lifestyles, there is hope, according to scientists. EURACTIV.com reports from Lyon.
Agrifood 16-06-2016

European Bee Week: What the EU should do for bees and biodiversity

While it has already taken some action, the EU still has a lot of work to do to protect bees and other pollinators and, thus, improve food security and preserve biodiversity, writes Daniel Penev.
Climate change 23-10-2015

German checkouts to charge for plastic bags

Germany is set to tackle the excessive consumption of plastic carrier bags, after a trade association submitted an attractive proposal. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Development Policy 22-09-2015

Is the EU ready to walk the talk on sustainable development?

A new era will be heralded this week in New York, with the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development. The EU has been negotiating long and hard on this. Now is the time to put the good words into practice, writes Geneviève Pons-Deladrière.
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Commission questions the legality of Sivens dam

The Commission has opened an infringement proceeding against France for non-compliance with European directives, as well as misuse of European structural funds in its Sivens dam project. Environmentalists have welcomed the decision to take action against what they see as a useless and environmentally harmful project. EURACTIV France reports
Ram?nas Bogdanas
Energy 22-10-2014

What is the future for shale gas in Lithuania?

One year ago, Lithuania’s Prime Minister made no effort to encourage Chevron to stay and explore the possibility to develop shale gas in the country. Today the country may regret it, writes Ram?nas Bogdanas.
Energy 07-10-2014

Commission scraps plan to label tar sands as polluting

The European Commission Tuesday (7 October) proposed scrapping a mandatory requirement to label tar sands oil as highly polluting, after years of industry opposition.

New role for Jeremy Irons: Talking trash in Brussels

People must overhaul their habits of “unadulterated consumerism” if the EU is to curb its huge waste problem, British actor Jeremy Irons told a conference in Brussels.
Energy 28-02-2013

Germany moves to allow controversial shale gas drilling

Germany, a country struggling hard to find energy resources to replace nuclear power, has taken a step towards allowing the tapping of shale gas via hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, a practice contested by the opposition and public opinion. 
Trade & Society 20-09-2012

MEPs divided on whether EU should regulate shale gas

Lawmakers on the European Parliament's environment committee backed strong new regulation on shale gas and oil mining yesterday (19  September), just after their colleagues in the energy committee insisted on each country's right to decide for itself.
Energy 12-04-2012

Putin fears shale gas competition

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has urged his country's gas industry to "rise to the challenge" of shale gas as the United States and some European countries forge ahead with developing the controversial energy source.