Category Archive for: Politics

EPP group elects Weber as chair

The European parliament’s EPP group has elected German MEP Manfred Weber as its new chair, succeeding the outgoing Joseph Daul.

Green Week: Sachs welcomes US decarbonisation plan

Speaking at Green Week’s new environmentalist summit, Jeffrey Sachs, director of the earth institute, expressed his ‘delight’ at the US’ announcement to cut carbon emissions.

Potočnik opens Green Week 2014 with call for circular economy

European environment commissioner Janez Potočnik has told the opening Green Week session that the circular economy “will be the great innovation challenge” of the coming decades.

Commission announces HGV emissions strategy

The European commission has set out its first ever strategy to tackle CO2 emissions from heavy goods vehicles (HGVs).

Commission announces €175m funding for vaccines and immunisation programmes

European commission president José Manuel Barroso has announced that the EU is to double its funding for vaccines and immunisation programmes to €25m per year for 2014-2020.

Africa and Europe facing ‘common challenges’

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma reflects on her first EU-Africa summit as chair of the African Union commission. Kayleigh Rose Lewis reports.

MEPs back ‘European master plan on cycling’

A survey has found that many MEPs support demands for the European commission to develop a ‘European master plan on cycling’ by 2019.

ECJ rules in favour of ‘right to be forgotten’

The European court of justice (ECJ) has ruled in favour of the so-called right to be forgotten, requiring internet search engines to respond to users requests to erase or modify search results which affect their right to privacy.

Ashton and Kerry meet to discuss foreign policy

EU foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton and US secretary of state John Kerry have met to discuss their joint foreign affairs priorities.

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