Following the high-level appointment of former European Commission President José Manuel Barroso to Goldman Sachs, an alliance of pro-transparency NGOs has launched a citizens' petition demanding stricter rules for ex-EU Commissioners' revolving door moves.
Europe is becoming increasingly dependent on farm land beyond its borders, creating inequalities and threatening both the environment and rural communities, according to a new report released today by Friends of the Earth Europe.
The Flemish regional government in Belgium will begin compulsory purchases of properties along a controversial new highway, set to connect Northern France with the Netherlands. The road, under development for 30 years, has been the subject of local resistance and legal challenges between the Flemish government and residents that live along the route – many of whom will now lose their homes.
The second shipment of controversial fracked gas arrived in Spain from the US today, for sale on a continent that has widely rejected the environmentally destructive fossil fuel. The shipment arrived at the Mugardos liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal, at the port of Ferrol in Galicia, following an earlier delivery to Portugal this year.
Efforts to tackle climate change across the European Union fall far short of commitments made in Paris, according to Friends of the Earth Europe. The European Commission announced today its plan to distribute the goal of cutting emissions 40% by 2030 among the 28 member states.
Friends of the Earth Europe, Corporate Europe Observatory and LobbyControl today wrote to Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament, calling on him to investigate Angelika Niebler MEP over a possible conflict of interest and breach of the Parliaments code of conduct.
Erich Pica, President of Friends of the Earth US, on the senseless killing of African Americans by police in Baton Rouge and Falcon Heights, Minnesota; the deadly attack that killed five police officers in Dallas, and the July 13 anniversary of Black Lives Matter.
Stanka Becheva, our food and farming campaigner, on why we need to put agroecology – small scale and sustainable farming solutions – at the heart of European agricultural policy.
The European Commission must listen to the European Parliament calling for an EU budget that works for people and planet – according to CEE Bankwatch Network, Friends of the Earth Europe and Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe.