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Many young Irish fear future, consider leaving due to rising living costs

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-09-13 05:52
More than seven in ten people aged 18-24 in Ireland are considering emigrating, while eight in ten say they are worried about the future, a new poll released on Monday has found. The survey published Monday was conducted by the...
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Parliament faces nepotism row over top job appointee

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-09-13 05:43
The European Parliament will face its own charges of nepotism after Alessandro Chiocchetti, currently the Head of Cabinet for Parliament President Roberta Metsola, was appointed as its next Secretary General, making him the top civil servant in the Parliament. Chiocchetti...
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French deputy: ‘We have been suffering from the German electricity strategy for years’

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-09-13 05:40

EURACTIV France spoke to right-wing deputy Raphaël Schellenberger about his vision of "European energy solidarity", which he conditions on the sovereignty of states to decide their own energy mix rather than on a uniform EU policy he accuses Germany of having imposed.

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Austria urges its citizens to ‘make small changes’ to reduce energy consumption

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-09-13 05:38
Austria is calling on its citizens to make small behavioural changes as it aims to reduce the nation’s electricity consumption by 11%, a new campaign presented by Climate Minister Leonore Gewessler on Monday stated. Gewessler presented the country’s new energy-saving...
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Italy’s far-right Meloni tells Europe ‘fun is over’

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-09-13 05:32
Two different faces of Europe are clashing ahead of the crucial Italian elections on 25 September, with far-right candidate Giorgia Meloni telling Brussels that if she wins, the “fun is over”. Her rival centre-left Enrico Letta replied that such a...
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Energy efficiency: The conservation pillar of energy security

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-09-13 05:30
The EU must finally activate the main resource to achieve energy sovereignty energy efficiency, writes Carsten Müller.
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Swedish far-right vying for PM position ahead of elections results

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-09-13 05:25
As Sweden still awaits the final results of Sunday’s elections, the far-right Sweden Democrats are already eyeing ministerial positions despite other right-wing parties refusing to include them in government. Read more. The results of Sweden’s general elections should be finalised...
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Poland mulls borrowing from Asia if EU does not send recovery money

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-09-13 05:17
Poland could look into borrowing money from Asia should the European Commission not decide to finally send Poland funds from the recovery and resilience facility, Culture Minister Piotr Gliński told the pro-government Sieci weekly. The minister announced that Poland will...
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Spanish lawmakers discuss controversial tax on banks, energy companies

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-09-13 05:13
Lawmakers are set to discuss a bill on Tuesday regarding a temporary tax on banks and energy companies’ profits that could lead to the collection of about €7 billion in 2022 and 2023, which experts have said could be “unconstitutional”....
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The EU can’t achieve packaging circularity without smart waste management [Promoted content]

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-09-13 05:00
Europe has the chance to be a global leader in the circular economy. Better, smarter waste management legislation and a clear, forward looking regulatory environment that encourages infrastructure investment will allow us to turn the vision into a reality.
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Ukraine calls for more Western arms after Russia pullback

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-09-13 04:45
Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Monday (12 September) called on the West to speed up deliveries of weapons systems as Ukrainian troops move to consolidate control over a large swath of northeastern territory seized back from Russia.
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Macron-Mitsotakis dinner stays clear of Predator wiretapping scandal

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-09-13 04:40
The Predator wire-tapping and spyware scandal that is currently shaking the Greek political scene was not on the menu during Monday’s dinner between French President Emmanuel Macron and Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis. The dinner organisation “goes back a long...
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New king visits a tense and changing Northern Ireland

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-09-13 04:30
As he tours the four corners of his fractious new kingdom, Charles III faces the most testing task of reconciliation in Northern Ireland.
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Skopje asks Hungary to extradite former PM, again

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-09-13 04:09
The Ministry of Justice of North Macedonia announced on Monday that it is seeking the extradition from Hungary of the former prime minister, Nikola Gruevski, who left for the country in 2018. Gruevsky was granted asylum in Hungary in November...
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Belgium made no gains against political corruption this year

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-09-13 03:30
Belgium made no improvements in preventing corruption among lawmakers within the past year, a report published Monday by the Council of Europe’s anti-corruption body GRECO reads. GRECO published its report on preventing corruption among parliamentarians, judges and prosecutors in Belgium on...
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Xi to meet Putin at regional summit hosted by Uzbekistan

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-09-13 03:00
Xi Jinping will leave China for the first time in more than two years for a trip this week to Central Asia where he will meet Russia's Vladimir Putin.
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EMA recommends booster vaccine targeting COVID-19 subvariants for approval

EURACTIV News - Mon, 2022-09-12 17:22
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) on Monday (12 September) recommended the authorisation of an adapted bivalent vaccine targeting the Omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5 in addition to the original strain of SARS-CoV-2 as a booster shot. 
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EU auditors urge Commission to draw lessons from COVID vaccine procurement

EURACTIV News - Mon, 2022-09-12 16:27
Most COVID-19 vaccine contracts signed by the European Commission lacked specific provisions to address supply disruptions, and procurement processes could have been more scrutinised, the European Court of Auditors (ECA) found in a new report released Monday (12 September).
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The Brief — Russia’s stunning retreat

EURACTIV News - Mon, 2022-09-12 14:22
Over the past few days, Ukraine has forced Russia into a large-scale retreat, which could very well mark the turning point in the war. But this will also depend on the reactions to the setback in Moscow.
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Prof Michael Obersteiner: 1.5 degrees is unthinkable without biomass [Promoted content]

EURACTIV News - Mon, 2022-09-12 14:00
The global goal of reaching 1.5 degrees is unthinkable without biomass according to leading environmental scientist Michael Obersteiner, Director of the Environmental Change Institute at the University of Oxford.   Speaking at the World Bioenergy Association’s media partnership event with...
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