RT Monsanto plans to halt lobbying for its genetically modified plant varieties in Europe due to low demand from local farmers, a representative from the US agricultural giant told a German daily. “We are no longer working on lobbying for more cultivation in Europe,” Brandon Mitchner a representative for Monsanto’s European branch, Tageszeitung, said in an [...]Read More →
In Lapland, part of Finland, it’s summer before its time. Around Rovaniemi, just five kilometres below the Arctic Circle, on Thursday, 18 May, in shallower water it was 18 degrees!
By Agustino Fontevecchia | Forbes While investors across the globe applaud Bernanke and other central bankers for pushing stock markets to record highs, retail investors and savers in Spain are facing massive losses. Market sappear to have forgotten Europe’s sovereign debt crisis and the woes in Spain: on Tuesday, new shares in nationalized financial institution Bankia began trading, [...]Read More →
By Cliff Moore | TNR Let the austerity backlash begin. Who knew that an excel error could cause so much social strife. Granted common sense would have got you there, but this is politics. German Finance Minister Schaeuble warned on Tuesday that unless Europe wins the battle against youth unemployment, revolution is a distinct possibility. The [...]Read More →
By Andrew Rettman | EUobserver Austria raised the stakes in talks on Syria late on Monday (27 May), saying the UK and France have destroyed a potential EU compromise on arms shipments to rebels. Foreign ministers broke off negotiations for dinner at 8.30pm local time in Brussels and planned to restart at 10pm in what [...]Read More →
Another person has been stabbed and wounded in Woolwich in southeastern London some 300 meters from the site where Drummer Lee Rigby was hacked to death on Wednesday.Read More →
The European Commission will use sweeping new powers backed by sanctions to impose controversial social and economic reforms on European countries later this week.Read More →
A French soldier patrolling a business neighborhood west of Paris was stabbed in the neck on Saturday by a man who quickly fled the scene and is being sought by police, President Francois Hollande said.
The Lisbon Treaty clearly intends for the size of the European Commission to be reduced below its present size of 27 members. But EU leaders have reached unanimous agreement to sidestep the provision — and even plan to add a seat to the table for the Croatians.
By Lisa Karpova | Pravda.ru The euro zone economy is declining for six consecutive quarters. Nine of the 17 countries are in recession: Spain, France, Italy, Finland, Netherlands, Portugal, Cyprus, Greece and Slovenia. The austerity policy imposed by the troika and the German government of Angela Merkel is sinking Europe. Eurostat data was released on [...]Read More →
By Valentina Pop | EUobserver The eurozone economy continues to shrink as Germany’s economy grew by a meagre 0.1 percent in the past three months, while France slid back into recession, according to data from the EU statistics office Eurostat published on Wednesday (15 May). Shrinking by 0.2 percent in the first three months of [...]Read More →