The European Union is stepping up efforts on soil health research with the announcement of a new Horizon Europe mission, which will also provide key funding for the promotion of carbon farming.
European anti-discrimination strategies risk being “empty policies” unless national governments step up their game, civil society representatives have warned.
The European Parliament’s leadership adopted on Monday (29 November) a two-year ‘roadmap’ through which it hopes to “intensify efforts to achieve a more inclusive administration”.
The Conference for the Future of Europe is well underway. Still, concerns have been raised from the get-go that citizens’ proposals might not be taken seriously or implemented fully by European lawmakers for various reasons. But there is still time to turn things around and for institutions to demonstrate they are listening to citizens, said Jonathan Moskovic in an interview with EURACTIV.
EU-27 ministers in the Competitiveness Council have approved conclusions on the future governance of the European Research Area (ERA) as well as a pact on research and innovation (R&I).
Taiwan and Europe must work together to defend against authoritarianism and disinformation, President Tsai Ing-wen told visiting lawmakers from the Baltic states of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia on Monday (29 November).
Berlin has a new strongman: the Greens’ co-chief and future vice chancellor Robert Habeck, whose pragmatism and track record in Schleswig-Holstein looks tailor-made to drive Germany’s renewable energy expansion.
Finding solutions to address the challenge of rising energy prices will be on the agenda of Energy Ministers next week and will again be discussed by Heads of States & Governments just before Christmas. Progress on the topic has been slow so far. National leaders are under pressure from their constituencies to solve the energy price crisis which is putting a strain on their electorate.
Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro on Sunday (28 November) denounced members of the EU’s electoral observation mission who monitored voting last weekend as “spies,” and accused them of looking to “stain” the regional elections on their preliminary report.