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Governments not planning properly for energy efficiency, report warns

National governments are failing to plan properly for energy efficiency savings in their own buildings, according to new analysis by a group of businesses, local authorities, trade unions and civil society organisations. The EU’s...more »


Businesses launch appeal for carbon pricing at COP 21

International businesses have issued a call for fixed carbon pricing, but so far, they have not lived up to their word. EurActiv France reports.more »


Juncker greets Orbán with ‘Hello dictator!”

European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker teased Hungarian Premier Viktor Orbán over his strongman reputation Friday, jokingly greeting him as "dictator" as he arrived at an EU summit in Riga. The right-wing Orbán has angered...more »


Fleckenstein: Western Balkan countries need more support

Western Balkans countries need to fully implement EU-related reforms, Knut Fleckenstein told EurActiv. However, the tough economic situation has made it difficult for them to do so. Knut Fleckenstein is Vice-President of the...more »


Europe unaware of the hepatitis crisis, say patient organisations

The number Europeans living with hepatitis B and C is growing, particularly in Eastern Europe. But access to treatments remains scarce, due to funding problems and a lack of awareness of the problem, say patient groups. Over the...more »


‘Better Regulation’: Why Timmermans should go beyond the Regulatory Scrutiny Board

The need for robust, impartial evidence in impact assessment is understood by all. However, since its mandatory introduction in 2002, three key issues remain to be addressed - impartiality of evidence gathering, governance and...more »


Russia warns it could block Google, Twitter and Facebook

Russia's media watchdog has written to Google, Twitter and Facebook warning them against violating Russian Internet laws and a spokesman said Thursday (21 May) that they risk being blocked if they do not comply with the...more »

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