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Most member states worry that any further centralisation, analysis, dissemination does not compromise their autonomy.

EU should advance foreign intelligence-gathering capacity, EU lawmaker says

The EU should develop its own foreign intelligence services to provide itself with credible information about possible foreign threats, according to an upcoming European Parliament proposal

Aviation is considered responsible for around 3% of global emissions.

Lawmaker proposes raising EU green jet fuel target to 100% by 2050

By: EBR | Friday, January 21, 2022

A draft European Parliament report calls for greater ambition in the EU’s proposed green jet fuel law, including a higher percentage of mandatory sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for planes refuelling in the bloc

Female representation at board level rose by one percentage point to 35% in 2021 after a similar rise a year earlier, according to the study by Brussels-based association European Women on Boards (EWOB).

European firms make slow progress in appointing more women to boards

By: EBR | Thursday, January 20, 2022

The proportion of women in leading positions at major European companies rose last year, but fell behind schedule to reach the European Commission’s proposed target of 40% for 2025, a study by an EU-sponsored non-profit organisation showed on Thursday (19 January)

"New EU platform to monitor and report medicine shortages".

Health Union: a stronger role for the European Medicines Agency

By: EBR | Thursday, January 20, 2022

The EU will be better prepared to manage future health crises by tackling shortages of medicines and medical devices more effectively

Agriculture provides livelihoods for 10.5 million farms across the EU. The whole industry in the EU is responsible for about 10% of the region’s greenhouse gas.

EU organizations join forces with farmers to fight climate change

By: EBR | Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Agriculture is an important sector for the European economy. It provides livelihoods for 10.5 million farms across the EU and, if the entire agrifood sector is included, 44 million jobs are dependent on agricultural production

Universities, and the entire higher education sector, have a unique position at the crossroads of education, research and innovation, in shaping sustainable and resilient economies, and in making the European Union greener, more inclusive and more digital.

Μaking EU’s universities ready for the future through deeper transnational cooperation

By: EBR | Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Today, European society needs the contribution of universities and other higher education institutions more than ever


The Doel Nuclear Power Station includes four reactors, well known for numerous problems during last years.

Living with nuclear power plants at your border

By: EBR | Tuesday, January 18, 2022

The nuclear industry’s announced renaissance to “save the climate” would mean building 600 to 700 new reactors worldwide, significantly increasing the risk of an incident with cross-border implications

Robert Habeck, the federal minister for economic affairs and climate action, presented the new measures on Tuesday, saying that climate neutrality in the electricity sector by 2035 is essential for 1.5C and is “an ambitious target that we will meet.”

Germany leads Europe with target to reach 100% clean power by 2035

By: EBR | Thursday, January 13, 2022

Germany’s surprise commitment to decarbonise its electricity by 2035 is a sign of things to come, writes Charles Moore. It is only a matter of time before more countries join Germany, the UK, the US, and Canada, which have set their sights on 100% clean power, he argues

The joint financial competence framework for adults published today: outlines key skills to help individuals make sound financial decisions.

Commission and OECD-INFE publish joint framework to improve individuals’ financial skills

By: EBR | Wednesday, January 12, 2022

The European Commission and the OECD International Network on Financial Education (OECD-INFE) have today published the joint EU/OECD-INFE financial competence framework for adults

“EU support for the rule of law in the Western Balkans has clearly not been successful in bringing about change,” said a member of the court of auditors, Juhan Parts, in a press release.

Hundreds of millions of EU funds ‘ineffective’ in strengthening Balkan rule of law

By: EBR | Wednesday, January 12, 2022

The European Commission admits more needs to be done for rule of law reforms in the Western Balkans following a European Court of Auditors report which deemed the €700 million of EU work “ineffective” and “not successful”

“Leaving the EU brings challenges, and there are threats from Paris, Brussels, Frankfurt and Amsterdam.”

UK finance reigns in Europe despite Brexit fallout

By: EBR | Wednesday, January 12, 2022

One year after Britain’s formal exit from the European Union, London’s powerful City financial sector still reigns on the continent despite losing key business and bankers to rival hubs

The only two countries with an inflation rate below 3% in December were Malta with 2.6% and Portugal with 2.8%, followed by Finland with 3.2% and Austria with 3.8%.

Baltic states top eurozone’s monthly inflation table

By: EBR | Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania currently have the highest monthly inflation rates in the euro area, latest Eurostat estimates show

"The deadline has been postponed by a week and the reason is basically to give a bit more time to the platform to provide its views," European Commission Chief Spokesperson Eric Mamer told a news briefing on Monday (10 January).

EU delays deadline on green investment rules for nuclear and gas

By: EBR | Tuesday, January 11, 2022

The European Commission said on Monday (10 January) it has delayed to later this month the deadline for experts to give feedback on divisive plans to allow some natural gas and nuclear energy projects to be labelled as sustainable investments

“Existing nuclear plants alone will need €50 billion of investment from now until 2030. And new generation ones will need €500 billion!” Thierry Breton told the Journal du Dimanche newspaper.

Europe nuclear plants ‘need €500bn investment by 2050’: EU commissioner

By: EBR | Monday, January 10, 2022

The European Union will need to invest €500 billion in new generation nuclear power stations from now until 2050, the bloc’s internal market commissioner said in an interview published at the weekend

A founding principle of the European Green Deal is to improve Europe’s health and well-being by transforming Europe’s economic model.

The EU taxonomy is also about tackling chemical pollution

By: EBR | Monday, January 10, 2022

The EU’s green finance taxonomy is about more than climate finance, it’s also an opportunity to improve our health and well-being by phasing out polluting chemicals

A Eurobarometer survey published in March 2021 showed that nearly four in ten Europeans were exposed to content that they could not easily determine as being a political advertisement.

Political ads: Internal Market MEPs to start discussions on draft law on 10 January

By: EBR | Friday, January 7, 2022

The Commission will present its proposal on political advertising to MEPs in the lead Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee on Monday

Product and packaging design has emerged as a central question in a European Commission consultation on the revision of the EU’s packaging and packaging waste directive (PPWD), which is due in the first quarter of 2022.

Can packaging become climate-neutral?

By: EBR | Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Paper, plastic, tin or glass? As the European Commission readies a revision of the packaging and packaging waste directive, research highlights the positives and negatives of various packaging types

Italy is relying on almost 200 billion euros ($226 billion) in grants and loans from the EU’s recovery plan — money that is conditional on major reforms, including to the justice system and public administration, which Draghi has only begun to implement.

Does Draghi stay or go? Italy readies for new president

By: EBR | Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Italy’s parliament will start voting on January 24 for a new president, with Prime Minister Mario Draghi widely expected to take over despite the risk of destabilising the country’s post-pandemic recovery

“We did not choose the calendar,” Macron said curtly when presenting the priorities of the French presidency on 9 December, stating that this convergence was “the fruit of the implementation of Brexit”.

2022 : high expectations for Macron from both Brussels and Paris

By: EBR | Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Following the short-lived controversy that marred the display of the European flag on the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, it is clear that the next six months of the French presidency of the Council of the European Union are shaping up to be a delicate political balancing act

European Central Bank (ECB) President Christine Lagarde signs the new 20 Euro banknote in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 27 November 2019.

20 years of euro: The success and shortcomings

By: EBR | Monday, January 3, 2022

Although officially introduced on 1 January 1999, the euro became a tangible reality for most Europeans on 1 January 2002, when the first euro coins and banknotes were put into circulation

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