One year after its launch, the European Battery Alliance is on its way to become a lead player in battery innovation and manufacturing and is building the first pilot production facilities. The crucial raw materials for the production, such as lithium and cobalt, are however still in the ground and…
The parliamentary assembly of the Council of Europe called last week on Russia to hand over the wreckage of the Polish Air Force Tu-154 to Poland without further delay and urged both countries to engage in international mediation on the issue.
EU and Iran have agreed to continue trade after the US withdrawal from the nuclear deal.
“The business world is open to Europe, but Europe must also be open to the business world,’’ warned 700 European entrepreneurs gathered in Brussels on Wednesday.

UNRWA’s impossible mission

Thursday, 11 October 2018 08:11
Pierre Krähenbühl, Commissioner-General of UNRWA, visited Brussels on Tuesday to thank the EU for its support and inform about upcoming challenges in UNRWA’s operations and finances. Since the US decided in the beginning of the year to cut its aid to UNRWA, the UN agency for support to the Palestinian…

Religious leaders in Europe share common vision

Wednesday, 10 October 2018 19:15
The European Commission hosted a meeting this week with representatives of religious organisations from across Europe. The participants debated "The Future of Europe: addressing challenges through concrete actions”.
The International Monetary Fund (“IMF”) on Tuesday lowered its growth prediction for the eurozone in 2018.
While the arrivals of migrants via the eastern Mediterranean route has dropped almost completely since 2015, there are still thousands of people living in squalid conditions in camps in Lesbos and other Greek islands waiting for their asylum applications to be processed. Greek journalists have been arrested for reporting on…
For the second year in row since 1994 the European Court of Auditors (ECA) issued a qualified or clean opinion in its annual audit report yesterday on the EU accounts. The overall level of error for EU spending in 2017 was estimated at 2.4%, down from 3.1% in 2016, 3.8%…
The European Parliament on Wednesday agreed on the target of a 40% reduction of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from new cars and trucks by 2030.