COVID: Austria and Germany decide to ease rules big-plus
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Politics COVID: Austria and Germany decide to ease rules

Wednesday, 25 May 2022 17:02

Although unvaccinated people will still face restrictions, Germans are being promised a "freedom day" on 20 March while most measures will be dropped in Austria on 5 March. ...

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Commission participates in first Africa-Europe Week for key discussions ahead of the European Union-African Union Summit big-plus
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Politics Commission participates in first Africa-Europe Week for key discussions ahead of the European Union-African Union Summit

Wednesday, 25 May 2022 17:02

Executive Vice President Timmermans will participate in two online events, firston "Opportunities for transition to green energy for African and European partners" as part of the ...

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Urban mobility: New guidance on regulating taxis and private hire vehicles for more sustainable, accessible and fair services big-plus
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Politics Urban mobility: New guidance on regulating taxis and private hire vehicles for more sustainable, accessible and fair services

Wednesday, 25 May 2022 17:02

It encourages ‘pooling’ of passengers, more sustainable vehicle fleets, and integration with public transport and active mobility. It also emphasises that requirements to become a driver a ...

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President Ilham Aliyev received delegation led by European Commissioner for Energy big-plus
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Politics President Ilham Aliyev received delegation led by European Commissioner for Energy

Wednesday, 25 May 2022 17:02

President Ilham Aliyev thanked EU Commissioner for Energy Kadri Simson for her participation and valuable speech at the 8th Ministerial Meeting of the Southern Gas Corridor Advisory Counci ...

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The EU gives ‘all due attention’ to Amnesty’s report accusing Israel of ‘apartheid’ big-plus
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Politics The EU gives ‘all due attention’ to Amnesty’s report accusing Israel of ‘apartheid’

Wednesday, 25 May 2022 17:02

The report published Tuesday (1 February) by the London-based human rights group accused Israel of subjecting Palestinians to a system of “apartheid” founded on policies of “segregation, d ...

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Uygur athlete lights Olympic flame during Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony big-plus
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Politics Uygur athlete lights Olympic flame during Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony

Wednesday, 25 May 2022 17:02

Dinigeer Yilamujiang, a female cross-country skier, and Zhao Jiawen, a male Nordic combined athlete, both born in the 2000s, jointly positioned the Beijing 2022 torch at the heart of a sno ...

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Open Society submits ECSR complaint urging Bulgarian government to accelerate vaccinations of vulnerable groups big-plus
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Politics Open Society submits ECSR complaint urging Bulgarian government to accelerate vaccinations of vulnerable groups

Wednesday, 25 May 2022 17:02

“By rolling out the vaccine in such a negligent manner, the Bulgarian government put lives at risk, leading to possibly thousands of avoidable deaths. Even today, only about one third of t ...

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Commission ‘suppresses its own science’ by allowing gas in taxonomy big-plus
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Politics Commission ‘suppresses its own science’ by allowing gas in taxonomy

Wednesday, 25 May 2022 17:02

[1] According to the text, gas plants constructed before 2030 are considered sustainable if their GHG emissions do not exceed 270g of CO2e/kWh or if their annual GHG emissions do not exc ...

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State aid: Commission approves a €150 million French scheme for the development of forestry and the adaptation of forests to climate change big-plus
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Politics State aid: Commission approves a €150 million French scheme for the development of forestry and the adaptation of forests to climate change

Wednesday, 25 May 2022 17:02

The measure will finance investments aimed at adapting forest stands to climate change, as well as investments beneficial to the capture of aerial carbon, the preservation of biodiversity ...

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Commission approves €100 million Flemish scheme to support companies affected by the coronavirus pandemic big-plus
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Politics Commission approves €100 million Flemish scheme to support companies affected by the coronavirus pandemic

Wednesday, 25 May 2022 17:02

The Commission found that the Belgian scheme is in line with the conditions set out in the Temporary Framework. In particular, the aid (i) will not exceed €290,000 per company active in th ...

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COVID-19: French MPs get death threats over support for vaccine pass big-plus
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Politics COVID-19: French MPs get death threats over support for vaccine pass

Wednesday, 25 May 2022 17:02

The government is seeking to pass a law that would require people to show proof of vaccination to access public venues and transport with some exceptions. The legislation is expected to b ...

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