Archive for: October, 2012

Member states urged to cooperate in eradicating human trafficking

Home affairs commissioner Cecilia Malmström has called on member states to work together with civil society, the private sector and international organisations to eradicate human trafficking.

Commission proposes cap on biofuels production

Energy commissioner Günther Oettinger and climate action commissioner Connie Hedegaard have announced commission proposals to cap the production of food-based biofuels at the present levels.

Life Cycle Assessment: the future for improved sustainability in Europe?

Life Cycle Assessment: the future for improved sustainability in Europe?

Overcoming barriers

The decline in trade between the EU and Japan could be turned around with a free trade agreement. Kayleigh Lewis reports

Barroso praises single market as ‘cornerstone’ of EU integration

Commission president José Manuel Barroso has opened the 20th single market week in Brussels by praising the EU’s internal marketplace as the “cornerstone of European integration and sustainable growth”.

Treading water?

MEPs are set to vote on the commission’s water policy directive, but the draft law is dividing opinion. Kayleigh lewis reports

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