About: floods

Climate change 21-02-2018

Climate change ‘will push European cities towards breaking point’

Major British towns and cities, including Glasgow, Wrexham, Aberdeen and Chester, could be much more severely affected by climate change than previously thought, according to new research. EURACTIV's media partner The Guardian reports.
Climate change 03-11-2017

Climate change already bringing disease, air pollution and heatwaves

The health of hundreds of millions of people around the world is already being damaged by climate change, a major report has revealed. EURACTIV's media partner The Guardian reports.
Climate change 26-01-2017

Cost of climate change grows steadily in Europe

Extreme climate events cost Europe €400 billion between 1980 and 2013, a report by the European Environment Agency has found. And the cost is rising. EURACTIV’s partner Journal de l’Environnement reports.
Climate change 02-06-2016

Deaths reported as flash floods hit France, Germany and Austria

At least four people have been killed in flash floods caused by heavy rain lashing France, Germany and Austria.
Energy 26-08-2014

Energy Community reform: What will the EU push for?

Ahead of the ministerial meeting in the Western Balkans on the EU energy reform, Dragana Mileusnic calls for the adoption and the implementation of the new energy rules as soon as possible. A clear and speedy EU message will benefit not only the people but it will also ensure security of energy supply in the whole region.
Enlargement 24-06-2014

EU to host donor conference for flood-stricken Balkans

The European Commission will host a donors' conference in Brussels on 16 July, in order to mobilise further support to Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina following the recent floods there, the EU executive announced.
Two men stand near a house tilted by floods in the town of Valjevo, southwest from Belgrade, 21 May
Enlargement 23-05-2014

Waters recede in Western Balkans, but danger remains

The situation in Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Croatia is slowly stabilizing after last week’s devastating floods, though some areas are not completely out of the woods yet, and warm weather has brought with it the risk of infectious disease. EURACTIV Serbia reports.
Global Europe 20-05-2014

EU committed to helping flooded Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina

The European Union is providing urgent assistance to Serbia and to Bosnia and Herzegovina, the two Western Balkan countries being hit by the worst floods in the last 120 years. In addition, Serbia, in its capacity as an EU candidate country, qualifies for financial assistance, Humanitarian Aid Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva said.
Development Policy 12-02-2014

Daily Mail and UKIP slammed for ‘disgraceful’ attack on overseas aid

A campaign by the UK Independence Party (UKIP) and the Daily Mail newspaper to divert Britain’s overseas aid budget into domestic flood relief has been condemned as “disgraceful” by Lord Deben, the former Conservative environment minister known as John Gummer.

EU body predicts more extreme weather as floods devastate central Europe

The European Environment Agency today (5 June) predicted a rise in extreme weather events due to climate change as floods caused deaths and widespread property damage in Central Europe.
Development Policy 25-01-2013

Bangladesh’s once-welcome floods are now harbingers of disaster

One hundred million people in Bangladesh live and die by the great Brahmaputra river. For them each day is a struggle, writes the Guardian, content partner of EURACTIV’s Development Policy section.
Brexit 04-01-2013

Scientists link global warming to England’s rainiest year on record

Senior climate scientists are linking global warming to the UK Met Office's announcement yesterday (3 January) that 2012 was England’s rainiest year since records began.