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Climate Needs ‘Radical Shock Treatment'; EU Pledges Only ‘Smelling Salts’ By
If the non-binding pledges announced by European governments in Brussels on Friday morning are an indication of the global response to climate change, say green campaigners, the world and its inhabitants are in big, big trouble. Members...
Refugee Abuse Scandal In Germany Highlighting Failing EU Policies By
ESSEN, Germany — Midway through describing his alleged abuse by security guards at a home for asylum seekers here, Badr Abboussi breaks off to answer a call on his cell phone. After speaking rapidly in Italian, the 21-year-old originally from Morocco hangs up, shrugs...
EU-US Trade Deal Lets Corporate Interests Steamroll Food Safety, Groups Warn By
An EU-U.S. trade deal currently being negotiated behind closed doors puts corporate profits and trade interests above fair and safe food for consumers, a trio of groups charged Wednesday. Friends of the Earth Europe, Minnesota-based Institute for Agriculture and Trade...
In Greece Privatization Schemes, Who Benefits? By
According to the Center of Planning and Economic Research, the Greek economy has grown in the second quarter of this year — the first indication of economic expansion for the country in five years. With a consensus that includes even conservative forecasters, such...
EU Summit Fails To Pick Top Leaders By
LISBON, Portugal — There’s some irony that a European Union summit derailed largely by divisions over how to handle Russia ended up clearing the way for what are likely to be the EU’s hardest-hitting sanctions on Moscow. Disputes among the 28 EU presidents...
Contentious Start For UN Process Toward Business And Human Rights Treaty By
WASHINGTON — In a landmark decision at the end of June, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted to allow negotiations to begin toward a binding international treaty around transnational companies and their human rights obligations. The move marked a key success...
Official: US Fueling Crisis In Ukraine By
The ongoing and violent crisis in Ukraine is being largely fueled by the United States, a top Russian diplomat charged on Saturday. According to Russian foreign minister Sergei, peace within the warring country would be more likely if negotiations were left to Russia and...
Ukraine To Sign EU Deal That Sparked Revolution By
KIEV, Ukraine  — On Friday, Ukraine will sign a sweeping economic and trade agreement with the European Union, a 1,200-page telephone book of a document crammed with rules on everything from turkeys to tulips, cheese to machinery. Yet the agreement is far more than...
Did EU Ministers OK ‘Poisoned Chalice’ That Will Open Floodgates To GMO Crops? By
In a decision denounced by green groups, European Union environment ministers on Thursday approved a proposal to give individual member states the authority to ban genetically modified crops that have received EU Commission approval. But, as Bloomberg noted, “The...
European Court Scraps EU Data Collection Law By
BRUSSELS — The Court of Justice of the European Union concluded last month that the EU law forcing telecommunication companies to retain customer data for up to two years is illegal. In a press release issued after the ruling in April, the European judges said the...