The Heinrich Böll Foundation European Union and the representation of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) to the EU organised an evening debate on 20th April in order to discuss the practice and impact of agribusiness in Europe, focusing on interrelations and responsibility concerning global and development policy.
A delegation of Turkish legal experts, parliamentarians, academics and environmental activists visited Brussels between 26th and 29th January 2016 to to assess the impact of the EU environmental acquis in the context of the EU-Turkey accession negotiations.
The Spanish election will, indeed, change the political landscape of the country. Two new big parties will enter the political arena and make a coalition government necessary. That government will have to deal with a country in a dismal economic situation and may well find itself caught between economic and social interests, while reforming the constitution to deal with several political crises within the country.
The EU's 2030 renewable energy framework presents a great opportunity to boost regional cooperation in the Energy Union to bridge the gap between national energy policies and a Europeanisation of renewables deployment.
From the beginning the crisis in Syria has been extremely complex and full of dilemmas for the international community, in particular the European countries and the European Union. The Syrian refugee crisis reminds the EU and its Member States how close Syria actually is and how many Syrians expect Europe to play a role, if not in finding a political solution then at least in guaranteeing their security. The rise of ISIS last year and the Russian involvement in Syria in the last months, not only added further to the complexity, but also to the urgency for the EU and its Member States to act.
The transformation of economic growth towards a lower dependency on fossil fuels and related greenhouse gas emissions is essential for the feasibility of a successful global climate strategy. Last year was the first in decades in which the world economy grew but global CO2 emissions didn’t – a development referred to as “decoupling”.