May 18, 2017
A recent report from the EU's European Environment Agency praised the continued roll-out of renewable energy sources in Europe but warned that the shift away from fossil fuels is not currently fast enough to meet the EU's target of an 80 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by the year 2050.
May 17, 2017
Reuters reports that, at a recent meeting of foreign ministers of EU member states, officials from multiple countries recommended that the EU impose consequences on Poland if the government fails to resolve its rule-of-law dispute with the Constitutional Court in line with demands from the European Commission.
May 15, 2017
In an address to the European Parliament, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier warned that the "black and white" message of nationalists, including in the UK's EU referendum campaign, is "irresponsible" and asserted that EU member states are "gaining strength through" sovereignty as part of the supranational project.
May 12, 2017
The Guardian reports that Manfred Weber, leader of the European People's Party grouping in the European Parliament, has asserted that the EU must remove from London the business of clearing euro-denominated transactions, a sector currently "dominated" by British financial companies, following the UK's exit from the EU.
May 11, 2017
The European Commission has welcomed the EU Council and Parliament's agreement to two new EU regulations providing for stricter supranational regulation of medical devices, using a body of experts at the EU level and strengthened requirements on clinical trials for products ranging from contact lenses to pacemakers.