Increasing renewable energy in Europe should not entail cutting down and burning entire trees, more than 650 scientists warn in a letter sent on Tuesday to Europarliamentarians ahead of their vote in Strasbourg next week on extending the Renewable Energy Directive.
The European Union (EU)’s chief negotiator on Brexit, Michel Barnier, received on Monday in Brussels the former leader of the UK Independence Party, Nigel Farage, torchbearer of the advocates of Britain’s withdrawal from the EU.

EU’s soft diplomacy on democracy in Iran

Monday, 08 January 2018 19:15
The Iranian minister of foreign affairs has reportedly been invited to Brussels for talks about the recent anti-government protests in Iran which claimed 21 lives.

Turkey investigates Islamophobia in Europe

Monday, 08 January 2018 18:40
The Turkish Parliament is concerned about the treatment of Muslims in Europe.
Should the British Postal service, Royal Mail, issue a special stamp to commemorate the UK’s departure from the EU?
Bulgarian President Roumen Radev vetoed on Tuesday an anti-corruption law demanded by the European Commission claiming that the law is ineffective.
The head of European diplomacy, the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, lamented on Tuesday “the unacceptable loss of human life”, in conjunction with the recent demonstrations in Iran.
The European Union said on Monday that it “hoped” that that the right to demonstrate will be “guaranteed” in Iran.
In January 2018, Kazakhstan takes over the chairmanship of the United Nation Security Council, UNSC, for a one-month period.
A new audit report published last week by the European Court of Auditors (ECA) concludes that the special board set up by EU to reconstruct failing banks is still very much work in progress. The Single Resolution Board was established in 2015 in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis…