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Stephen Hawking 1942-2018: In the stars

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 23:58:53 +0100

Cartoon movement, Amsterdam – Cartoon. See more.

Cycling in the city: Ljubljana takes inspiration from the Dutch model

Mon, 26 Feb 2018 09:28:27 +0100

Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso Transeuropa, Trento – Ljubljana is among the most accessible European capitals for cycling, and among the cities which have invested most in this mode of transport. An interview with Lea Ružič, president of the Ljubljana Cyclists Network. See more.

One Planet Summit: Melting

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 23:45:52 +0100

Cartoon movement, Amsterdam – Cartoon. See more.

Cinema and advocacy: “A Turning Tide In The Life Of Man” — the citizen lobbying of John O’Brien

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 16:03:07 +0100

, – This documentary about how a group of struggling Irish fishermen influenced the reform of the European Common Fisheries Policy shows us how another Europe is possible, if citizens mobilise to defend the public interest. See more.

Dieselgate: Car emissions in excess responsible for thousands of premature deaths

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 15:40:53 +0100

MobileReporter, Rome – About 10,000 people die prematurely every year across Europe because of pollution from diesel cars associated to Nitrogen Oxides (NOx), a new international study shows. This story is part of an international investigation run by MobileReporter. See more.

Waste management: What happens to our holiday garbage?

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:35:18 +0100

Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso Transeuropa, Trento – In tourist areas across Europe, the waste generated by tourism is managed by recycling and disposal systems that are often inefficient, as data collected in various European countries reveals. See more.

US Withdrawal from the Paris Agreement: Europe can take the lead in defending the planet

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 22:42:48 +0100

La Stampa, Turin – Donald Trump’s announcement to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change, in which 195 countries committed to limit their CO2 emissions, is an environmental catastrophe, but also an opportunity for the EU to take on a leadership role alongside China in the fight against global warming. See more.

Apple tax ruling: Forbidden fruits

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 20:50:39 +0100

Trouw, Amsterdam – Cartoon. See more.

Climate change and refugees: Adaptation is the key to preventing displacement

Sat, 23 Jan 2016 11:53:54 +0100

, – The hundreds of thousands of refugees who came to Europe lately have been fleeing wars and persecutions in Syria, Afghanistan or Erythrea. But an even greater wave provoked by climate change might soon pose a bigger challenge. See more.

COP21 in Paris: Stretching it out

Sat, 12 Dec 2015 20:13:13 +0100

Süddeutsche Zeitung, Munich – Cartoon. See more.

COP21 in Paris: Why is this Climate summit so important

Thu, 03 Dec 2015 07:59:05 +0100

The Guardian, London – A short guide to what is at stake in the most critical climate event of the decade, in the form of a Q&A. See more.

COP21 in Paris: Time for Europe to deliver on climate action

Mon, 30 Nov 2015 07:26:55 +0100

Wake Up Europe!, London – Europeans may well be inspired by US president Barack Obama’s policy when it comes to reducing carbon emissions, by focusing on policy and implementation rather than setting ambitious targets it might not reach, says the founder of Climate Answers. See more.

Lobbying in Brussels: All Big energy’s men

Thu, 05 Nov 2015 16:42:20 +0100

MobileReporter, Rome – Energy lobby groups may influence EU climate policies through privileged access to top decision-makers. Leaked email correspondence between a prominent current European Commission cabinet member, and his former employer E.ON. illustrates the case. See more.

Energy transition in Germany: How ‘green’ is the green leader actually?

Wed, 04 Nov 2015 11:53:04 +0100

De Standaard, Brussels – Since Angela Merkel announced the energy transition, Germany has been looked up to as the world’s “green leader”. But the transition to a sustainable and green economy does not come without obstacles. See more.

Lobbying for fracking: Fossil fuel firms are killing new EU control

Wed, 07 Oct 2015 08:30:22 +0100

The Guardian, London – The UK government has added its weight to a behind-the-scenes lobbying drive by oil and gas firms including BP, Chevron, Shell and ExxonMobil to persuade EU leaders to scrap a series of environmental safety measures for fracking, according to leaked letters seen by the Guardian. See more.

Steel industry and air pollution: Belgian “CO2 champion” plant bought off forged Chinese carbon credits

Wed, 23 Sep 2015 11:45:22 +0100

MobileReporter, Rome – The Arcelor Mittal steel plant in Ghent is Belgium’s leading “polluting permits” buyer. But those CO2 credits are largely bought from a Chinese chemicals plant that forged its emissions scheme. See more.

Big energy lobbying: How BP undermined EU support for renewables

Tue, 01 Sep 2015 11:21:52 +0100

The Guardian, London – BP was part of oil and gas lobby that successfully undermined EU renewable energy targets and subsidies in favour of gas as a climate fix in 2011, reveal some documents seen by The Guardian. See more.

EU and environmental protection: Brussels’ stance on nature strengthens the case for Brexit

Mon, 17 Aug 2015 11:23:26 +0100

The Guardian, London – Pressure exerted by farmers and construction lobbies to soften the European nature directives is making it harder for pro-EU environment activists to support the case for keeping Britain in the EU, George Monbiot writes. See more.

Climate change: Dutch government ordered to cut CO2 emissions

Mon, 29 Jun 2015 18:27:01 +0100

De Volkskrant, Amsterdam – See more.

Climate change – on the eve of COP21: How a ‘fiddled’ emissions scheme granted Serbia EU support

Thu, 25 Jun 2015 16:00:39 +0100

The Guardian, London – Belgrade's emissions pledge ahead of December UN climate conference in Paris has been enthusiastically labeled as 'exemplary' by the European commission. But its scheme will involve a de facto 15% increase in CO2 emissions, warn EU sources. See more.

Climate change – on the eve of COP21: Krakow’s long fight against smog

Sun, 07 Jun 2015 20:15:29 +0100

The Guardian, London – Poles have historically heated their houses with coal and wood. The recent ban on these heat sources will have unprecedented repercussions on health and the economy, the Guardian reports. VoxEurop is joining the divestment campaign launched by the British daily in the run-up to December’s COP21 conference on the environment. See more.

2014 in Review: Angela Merkel, person of the year

Fri, 26 Dec 2014 10:44:57 +0100

The Times, London – See more.

CO2 reduction in Germany: ‘The beginning of the end’

Thu, 04 Dec 2014 09:19:55 +0100

Die Tageszeitung, Berlin – See more.

Natural gas: ‘Putin writes off South Stream’

Tue, 02 Dec 2014 09:30:36 +0100

Standart, Sofia – See more.

Poland: Protesters storm electoral office over delays

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:17:41 +0100

Gazeta Wyborcza, Warsaw – See more.

Space Exploration: Bouncing

Mon, 17 Nov 2014 16:45:21 +0100

Le Temps, Geneva – Cartoon. See more.

Environment: Nice and warm

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:41:43 +0100

Süddeutsche Zeitung, Munich – Cartoon. See more.

EU-Russia: Bracing for winter

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:34:50 +0100

The Spectator, London – See more.

Ukraine: “We will not subsidise Gazprom!”

Tue, 17 Jun 2014 13:02:34 +0100

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Ukraine: Asphixia

Tue, 17 Jun 2014 11:14:33 +0100

Expresso, Lisbon – Cartoon. See more.

Biotechnology: ‘GMOs: France will be able to say no’

Fri, 13 Jun 2014 11:50:43 +0100

Le Monde, Paris – See more.

Anti-trust: ‘Facebook asks Europe to “like” deal’

Thu, 29 May 2014 10:28:31 +0100

The Wall Street Journal Europe, Brussels – See more.

Renewables: ‘Electricity war between Berlin and Brussels’

Thu, 19 Dec 2013 11:10:30 +0100

Die Welt, Berlin – See more.

Ukraine-Russia: ‘Brother Ukraine becomes a billionaire’

Wed, 18 Dec 2013 12:19:40 +0100

Kommersant, Moscow – See more.

Croatia: ‘Gazprom interested in INA takeover’

Fri, 13 Dec 2013 13:11:45 +0100

Poslovni Dnevnik, Zagreb – See more.

Renewable energy: The Feldheim model

Fri, 13 Dec 2013 12:56:53 +0100

Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Zurich – This village near Berlin is the only place in Germany that is completely autonomous in terms of energy supply. Thanks to wind turbines in their backyard and an independent grid, residents pay minimum prices for electricity. It’s an example for environmentalists everywhere. See more.

United Kingdom: ‘Fracking gets the green light’

Wed, 11 Dec 2013 10:38:11 +0100

The Times, London – See more.

Romania: ‘The match in Pungești’

Mon, 09 Dec 2013 11:11:55 +0100

Adevărul, Bucharest – See more.

Natural gas: EU opposes construction of South Stream

Thu, 05 Dec 2013 14:12:25 +0100

Kapital, Sofia – See more.

Economy: ‘EU leaders put their crowning glories first’

Thu, 28 Nov 2013 12:33:14 +0100

De Morgen, Brussels – See more.

Renewable energy: ‘Energy giant axes £4bn UK turbine project’

Tue, 26 Nov 2013 09:56:32 +0100

The Guardian, London – See more.

Environment: Obstacle course

Mon, 25 Nov 2013 16:15:31 +0100

Kleine Zeitung, Graz – Cartoon. See more.