Archive for: September, 2013

UN IPCC report says certainty of climate change being human in origin is ’95 per cent’

According to the United Nations’ latest climate science report, the existence of climate change is “unequivocal” and it is at least 95 per cent certain that human activities are the principal cause.


Discover the social media reaction to Barroso’s final state of the union speech.

MEPs unite in fight against organised crime, corruption and money laundering

Parliament’s organised crime, corruption and money laundering special committee (CRIM) has adopted a report which calls for a comprehensive action plan on tackling organised crime.

Biofuels proposals adopted by narrow majority

The European parliament has narrowly voted to adopt proposals which aim to reduce the environmental impact of biofuel production, particularly those resulting from indirect land use change (ILUC).

MEPs call for suspension of EU-US Swift agreement following new NSA revelations

Dutch deputy Sophie in’t Veld has requested that the European commission immediately suspend the EU-US terrorist finance tracking programme (TFTP) while new NSA revelations are investigated.

New EU market abuse regulation will close ‘Libor loophole’

MEPs have voted in the European parliament’s Strasbourg plenary session to back proposals that will fight market abuse and restore confidence in the bloc’s financial markets.

Biofuels proposals divide policymakers and stakeholders

As we go to press, MEPs are set to vote on parliament’s particularly contentious biofuels proposal. Kayleigh Lewis reports.


EU struggles to find a united voice on Syria

MEPs set to vote on divisive biofuel and land use proposals

New proposals which aim to limit the amount of biofuels that can be used in transport fuels continue to divide opinion among policymakers and stakeholders.

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