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Change is happening now in Europe – VoxEurop (English)

Key climate hazards are already affecting Europe and will increasingly do so, a series of maps published by the European Environment Agency (EEA) reveals. Impacts, calculated through different greenhouse gas emissions scenarios and climate models, can only be reduced by keeping the global temperature increase well below 2°C as the Paris Agreement requires. “Climate change […]

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How will the new visa-free European travel system work – VoxEurop (English)

Set to enter into force next year, the ETIAS scheme aims at speeding up traveling authorisation for travellers from countries which do not require a visa. In this regard, it looks pretty much like the US ESTA. But there is still some confusion on how it works, so here we have a closer look at […]

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Tomorrow’s world – VoxEurop (English)

Europe goes – eventually – green: some good news for starting the year. Cofounder Catherine André’s editorial. In many respects, in Europe and across the world, 2020 has gotten off to a bad start — just as 2019 proved a bad ending to a decade which will be noted for its environmental catastrophes. The ice is melting […]

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Escape from the Balkans – VoxEurop (English)

A growing phenomenon with worrying implications: the flight of workers, skilled or otherwise, from former Yugoslavia. A look at the data and political responses. Lately there has been a growing number of alarmist articles published in the local press regarding the depopulation of former Yugoslavia. These articles often deploy long-term statistics comparing the current migratory […]

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We will not save the Web by colluding with its enemies – VoxEurop (English)

Tim Berners-Lee, the World Wide Web’s inventor, has written a “contract for the Web” which aims to save the network from the abuses threatening it. But his effort is supported by the same big tech firms that are already hard at work undermining all the document’s founding principles. Tim Berners-Lee’s latest crusade to save the […]

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Europe will likely miss 2030 climate goals – VoxEurop (English)

While the Commission is unveiling its Green Deal on 11 December, the European Environmental Agency’s latest report says that Europe as a while will not achieve its 2030 climate and energy targets if no urgent action is taken in the 10 coming years. The European Environmental Agency (EEA) new report published on 4 December predicts […]

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Out of the hat – VoxEurop (English)

Following the 9 December summit in Paris with President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and Russian President Vladimir Putin, whose countries have been at war since Moscow’s annexation of Crimea in 2014, have agreed to exchange all respective prisoners by the end of the year, to disengage their soldiers […]

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The EU carbon market, serving its purpose at last? – VoxEurop (English)

Without a high enough carbon price, surplus emissions permits will remain high and the European carbon market will remain broken. Coinciding with the end of COP25 in Madrid, the forthcoming European Council on 12 and 13 December could raise the long-term climate ambitions of the European Union. Already, 25 of the 28 member states have […]

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Call for respect for press freedom and journalistic independence in Europe – VoxEurop (English)

At the conference it is organising in Paris on 6 December, the Association of European Journalists (AEJ) joined forces with other organisations defending press freedom to call on European institutions and governments to adopt effective measures to protect the Fourth estate for the sake of democracy. VoxEurop joins the call. Association of European Journalists Reporters […]

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Raging bull – VoxEurop (English)

The 25th Conference of the States Parties to the Climate Change Convention (COP25) was inaugurated on 2 December in Madrid by UN Secretary General António Guterres. It was scheduled to be held this year in Chile, but Santiago had to give up at the last minute, due to the social protest that has been raging […]

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