n an open letter to President Juncker sent out on 6 June 2017, 39 health-related stakeholders express their concern about the future of health in European policies and programmes, and reiterate their view that health is absolutely and unequivocally a central topic for the EU. The open letter details the major advances enabled through EU health collaboration and makes the case for continued commitment and action in this area.
Donald Trump’s decision to pull the United States out of the international Paris climate agreement severs another of America’s increasingly sparse ties to the global community, and is a trigger to redouble efforts to tackle climate change in Europe, Friends of the Earth Europe has responded.
Europe's automobile manufacturers and automotive suppliers have announced that they are joining forces to find a solution for secure and safe access to vehicle data to interested market participants. This announcement was made by the sectors' associations, the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA) and the European Association of Automotive Suppliers (CLEPA) at ACEA's conference, 'Smart Cars: Driven by Data'.
Owning and running a fuel-efficient car should become much more affordable between 2020 and 2030 compared with today, provided new technologies are brought to the market. This is the main finding of a new study released today by The European Consumer Organisation, BEUC.
The EU Commission wants to allow the cultivation of genetically engineered maize before the growing season 2017 starts. Three variants of transgenic maize producing insecticidal toxins, registered as MON810, Maize 1507 and Bt 11, are being considered. Monsanto, DuPont/Pioneer and Syngenta are pushing for the market introduction of the seeds. EU Member States are expected to vote on this issue on 9 December.
Research conducted by Testbiotech has shown that cows and their offspring stemming from cloned bulls are registered in a professional breeders database in the UK. It is likely that a considerable number of animals stemming from clones have already entered the EU. At present, the EU has no labelling or registration requirements for these kinds of imports, which makes it almost impossible to identify breeding material stemming from cloned bulls. The research was commissioned by the Greens/EFA Group in the EU Parliament.
Today the European Commission releases its report on the progress of the European Union's energy plans, the 'State of the Energy Union'. Greenpeace has criticised the EU's energy plans as inadequate to meet the challenge of climate change and the commitments made at the 2015 Paris climate conference.