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EU must give assurances on the morality of trade in natural resources

We ask European Parliamentarians and European governments to meet the expectations of EU consumers who want assurances that the resources in their mobile phones, computers or cars are not linked to human right violations and...more »


Barroso: Without EU enlargement, Russia would have gobbled up Bulgaria, the Baltics

Without the EU enlargement, Russia’s appetite, today, would not focus on Ukraine, but on Bulgaria and the Baltic states, outgoing Commission President José Manuel Barroso told reporters at his last press conference, held...more »


Denmark wants to be coal-free by 2025

Denmark is looking into how the country can stop using coal as an energy supply by 2025, the Climate and Energy Minister Rasmus Helveg Petersen said on Wednesday (29 October). The Scandinavian country's centre-left government...more »


French Parliament launches aid budget rescue package

The French Parliament voted to reduce France's 2015 development budget on Tuesday (28 October:. MPs reallocated 35 million euros to help the poorest countries, in an attempt to limit the impact of the reduction. »


Cameron’s ‘EU budget’ mess

Ever since it emerged that the the UK’s contribution to the EU has to increase, the issue has assumed a life of its own. Britain's political tectonic plates are on the move, writes Graham Bishop. more »


Cameron's bid to guarantee EU referendum fails

British Prime Minister David Cameron's hopes of enshrining into law a promise of a referendum on EU membership have collapsed after lawmakers on Tuesday (28 October) said that his Liberal Democrat coalition partners had blocked...more »


The 2030 targets: A game changer for Poland?

In early October, new Polish Prime Minister, Ewa Kopacz stressed, that she wouldn’t agree to anything that would lead to an increase in energy prices. In the end, writes Andrzej Ancygier, that was all the discussion over the 2030...more »

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