EU announces plastics strategy

Europe's circular economy has been given a major boost today with the release of a comprehensive new strategy on plastics. The much anticipated plans by the continent's political leaders include a range of a...

€5M humanitarian challenge launched

The European Union (EU) has launched a €5 million challenge designed to accelerate the development of technologies that can support humanitarian efforts. The EU is offering financial backing to the best 'pro...

EU on course to meet climate targets

(BONN) The European Union (EU) is on target to meet its upcoming emission targets, a new report released today shows. Between 1990 and 2016, the EU cut greenhouse emissions by 23%, growing the economy by ...

Europeans want more clean energy

Support for renewable energy and concerns over climate change are issues very much on the minds of European citizens, according to a new opinion poll. Around three quarters of people living in European Union...

Raise a glass to healthy wine

Europe is home to some of the world's most celebrated wine regions. Now a project funded by the European Union (EU) is helping to make the popular tipple healthier and more sustainable. Bravo to the EU we sa...

EU acts to save oceans

(EUROPE) The oceans are being destroyed by pollution. One report suggests that “by 2050 oceans could contain more plastics than fish (by weight)” if nothing is done. To avert this disaster, the European U...

Help deliver Europe’s circular future

(EUROPE) There is just over a month left for circular economy practitioners in Europe to apply to join a new stakeholder platform. Labelled the 'network of networks' it will focus on promoting cross-secto...

Estonia eyes circular future for EU

(EUROPE) Estonia officially took over the presidency of the council of the European Union this month and pledged to make 'substantial progress' on growing the circular economy. This is in line with the ma...

Belgium joins super computer project

(EUROPE) Belgium has joined a pan-European initiative to advance the development of super computer technologies. Seven countries - Italy, Germany, Luxembourg, Portugal, France, Spain, and the Netherlands ...

‘Clean energy for all’ on the agenda

European leaders are meeting today to discuss the 'Clean Energy for All Europeans' initiative - launched last year by the European Commission. The European Energy Council meeting will see energy ministers fo...