As Amazon burns, Brazil’s Bolsonaro tells rest of world not to interfere

By |avgust 23rd, 2019|Amazon rainforest, António Guterres, Brazil, Climate Change, Emmanuel Macron, environmental disaster, forest fires, G7 summit, ILUC, Jair Bolsonaro, News, United Nations|

Amid growing international criticism over the wildfires raging through the Amazon, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday (22 August) admitted farmers could be illegally setting the rainforest ablaze but told foreign powers not to interfere.

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Syrian offensive puts Turkish troops and border plans in peril

By |avgust 23rd, 2019|Bashar al-Assad, humanitarian disaster, News, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, refugee crisis, Russia, S-400, Syrian war, terrorism, Turkey|

Syrian army advances in northwest Syria are putting Turkish troops in the firing line and threaten Ankara's hopes of preventing a new wave of refugees on its southern border.

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‘Green Deal’ supporters resist idea of splitting energy and climate portfolio

By |avgust 23rd, 2019|Connie Hedegaard, European Commission, Günther Oettinger, Maroš Šefčovič, Miguel Arias Cañete, New Commission, New European Commission, News, Ursula von der Leyen|

The incoming President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, is preparing a ‘Green Deal’ team that may be led by Vice-President Frans Timmermans. Whether the climate and energy briefs will be split or kept together remains to be seen, however. 

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Ukraine, EU oppose Trump’s suggestion of readmitting Russia to G7

By |avgust 23rd, 2019|Boris Johnson, Crimea annexation, EU sanctions, France, G7 summit, G8, Germany, News, Normandy format, Russia, Sergei Skripal, Vladimir Putin, Volodymyr Zelenskiy|

Ukraine's president backed leading European powers on Thursday (22 August) in opposing the readmission of Russia to the Group of Seven advanced economies, saying Moscow still occupied Crimea and was frustrating peace in eastern Ukraine.

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French mayors ban glyphosate weedkiller, defying government

By |avgust 23rd, 2019|BASF, cancer, France, glyphosate, Monsanto, News, Pesticides, Roundup|

Some 20 French mayors have banned glyphosate from their municipalities, defying the government, which is now taking legal action to impose national legislation which allows the controversial weedkiller's continued use for now.

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Italy’s Mattarella gives parties extra time to solve political crisis

By |avgust 23rd, 2019|Democratic Party, Five Star Movement, Italy crisis, Lega, Luigi Di Maio, Matteo Salvini, News, Nicola Zingaretti, Sergio Mattarella, Silvio Berlusconi|

President Sergio Mattarella gave political parties until Tuesday to come up with proposals for a new government coalition, saying he will call fresh elections if they fail to find a solution to the current government crisis.

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Erdogan says Turkey to press ahead with gas search off Cyprus

By |avgust 23rd, 2019|Cyprus, EU sanctions, News, Northern Cyprus, offshore gas, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Turkey|

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Thursday (22 August) hit out at EU measures to punish Ankara for drilling activities in the eastern Mediterranean and vowed to press ahead with gas search in the region.

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Amid protectionist threats, amfori sees more European retailers supporting open and sustainable trade [Promoted content]

By |avgust 23rd, 2019|News|

The planet is changing at an ever-increasing pace. Some of the world's largest actors in international trade continue to open up their markets, while others are protecting their economies to the detriment of others, and even themselves, writes Christan...

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Macron gives Johnson one month to produce Irish backstop alternatives

By |avgust 22nd, 2019|Boris Johnson, Brexit, Brexit withdrawal agreement, Emmanuel Macron, Irish backstop, News|

Emmanuel Macron put the ball squarely in Boris Johnson’s court on Thursday (22 August), urging the UK Prime Minister to present detailed proposals to re-write the Irish backstop.

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Why the ocean should be on the G7 agenda

By |avgust 22nd, 2019|Biarritz, France, G7, News, Ocean call, ocean protection, oceans, Paris Climate Agreement, Surfrider Foundation|

Surfrider Europe, a French organisation fighting for clean oceans,  is organising an event ahead of the G7 summit in France. The aim is to call for incorporating ocean protection into international negotiations, particularly those concerning climate change. EURACTIV's partner la Tribune reports.

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