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Member states claim veto over 2030 climate and energy laws

European Union climate and energy laws will be subject to an effective member state veto after tonight’s summit of EU leaders in Brussels. Any European Commission legislation following agreement on the EU's 2030 climate and...more »


INFOGRAPHIC: Green Climate Fund - where is the money?

The Green Climate Fund, which is the UN’s main instrument to transfer money to developing countries, in order to assist them in countering climate change, was launched in 2009 with the aim of raising climate finance by $100...more »


Live: EU summit on climate and energy, Ebola

EU leaders are in Brussels on 23-24 October for European Council talks focusing on the bloc's 2030 energy and climate policy. Ebola is also on the official agenda. Follow the developments live on EurActiv.more »


A woman should be appointed as EU Ebola envoy

EU leaders are expected to appoint a coordinator on Ebola during the Council summit on 23-24 October, and this special envoy should be a woman, writes Mirjam van Reisen. Mirjam van Reisen is a professor of International Social...more »


Poll: British support for EU membership hits 23-year high

Support among Britons for staying in the European Union is at its highest in 23 years, according to a poll on Wednesday (October 22), even though the anti-EU UK Independence Party (UKIP) is gaining in popularity. more »


EU climate package cannot be held hostage by shortsighted solutions

It is not possible for Western European countries to consider Central and Eastern Europeans on the same level of development, like it is not possible for them to reconsider common minimum targets on reduction of emissions, energy...more »


Spain confident of being declared 'Ebola-free'

Teresa Romero, who became the first person to contract Ebola outside West Africa, is cured from the disease, after a 16-day battle for survival in Madrid's Carlos III hospital. Spain is now confident of being declared Ebola-free...more »

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