Articles for category: Europe

Matt Atlas

European Urban Mobility Days 2022 to Take Place in Brno

Cities have significant hurdles on the road to sustainable mobility, but they also hold the key to taking action. More than 70% of Europeans live in cities, and urban regions account for around 23% of EU greenhouse gas emissions from transportation. At the same time, European cities are home to some of the most daring ...

Matt Atlas

Ukraine, energy, and supply chains in focus as Czech government unveils five priorities for upcoming EU presidency

The Czech government has revealed its priorities for the country’s next presidency of the EU Council, which will span from July 1 to December 31, this year. Managing the refugee problem caused by Ukraine’s war, as well as assisting in the country’s reconstruction, would be priority priorities, along with preserving Europe’s energy security and increasing ...

Matt Atlas

Czechia is drafting its own version of the US Magnitsky Act

Czechia may soon have its own version of the 2012 US Magnitsky Act, which would allow the country to impose national sanctions on individuals and legal entities who are not on the EU sanctions list for egregious violations of international law. The government may, for example, deny them admission into the nation or seize their ...

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For Keir Starmer, the Holocaust Memorial is Merely a Selfie Background

German Jewish leaders have launched a blistering attack on Sir Keir Starmer, demanding that he apologise after he “erased the Holocaust” and “scored cheap political points” on his recent visit to Berlin. The Labour leader sparked controversy after he appeared in a party political video filmed with the backdrop of the German capital’s Holocaust memorial ...

Petr Dubinsky

Slovakia Enters Lockdown Amid COVID Surge

Today, in connection with the unfavorable epidemic situation surrounding the covid-19 disease, the Slovak government approved a nationwide two-week closure, Economy Minister Richard Sulík told reporters. According to him, at the time of the so-called lockdown, only stores with basic needs will be open from the stores, and employers will check the covid certificates of employees ...

Petr Dubinsky

MEPs Approve CAP Reform

In a final vote today, MEPs approved a reform of the common agricultural policy (CAP), which will affect the shape of agriculture in the member states of the European bloc in the five-year period from 2023 and determine how European agricultural subsidies are redistributed. The planned changes are aimed at increasing environmental friendliness, better support for ...

Petr Dubinsky

US Imposes Sanctions On Another Nord Stream 2 Firm

The United States imposed further sanctions on the Nord Stream 2 pipeline on Monday, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said. The target is the company Transadria, connected with Russia, and its ship, which worked on the pipeline, wrote the AP agency. Nord Stream 2 is to bring natural gas from Russia to Germany along the bottom ...

William Malcolm

Google Signs 5-Year Deal To Pay For News From AFP

Google will pay the French news agency Agence France-Presse (AFP) for the content. Google announced on Wednesday that it had signed a five-year agreement with the agency. It is one of the largest licensing agreements under the new French law, Reuters reported. Google declined to disclose the financial terms of the agreement. AFP and Google said in a ...