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Yesterday evening, at a Side Event of the World Energy Congress in Montreal, the plans for an “R20” were fleshed out with considerable fanfare, reports Blogactiv Director Stuart Langridge. Governor of the State of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger, first announced the idea of R20 some months ago, but now solid plans are in place for an… » read more

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This story about Serbia and Kosovo was published by EurActiv on 10th September 2010. EU hopeful Serbia yesterday (9 September) supported in the UN a compromise resolution on Kosovo fine-tuned by European Union diplomats, dropping its earlier demands to reopen talks on the status of its former province. BETA, EurActiv’s partner in Serbia, contributed to… » read more

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This story about EU plans for energy saving buildings was published by EurActiv on 9th September 2010. Buildings will be at the centre of the EU’s new energy savings plan, which the European Commission plans to present by the end of the year, the EU energy commissioner has said. Commissioner Günther Oettinger told journalists after… » read more

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This story about the rejection of the EU bank rescue plan was published by EurActiv on 8th September 2010. EU economy ministers and the European Commission differ on how to rescue defaulting banks in the future, as ministers in favour of a bank levy yesterday (7 September) rejected the idea of putting the fiscal proceeds… » read more

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This story about the failure of Belgian coalition talks was published by EurActiv on 6th September 2010. Belgium was again plunged into political crisis over the weekend as French-speaking Socialist leader Elio Di Rupo resigned from his mediator role as prime-minister-in-waiting. Leading politicians are now openly talking about the prospect of breaking up the country.… » read more

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This story about EU banking watchdogs was published by EurActiv on 3rd September 2010. EU negotiators reached agreement yesterday (2 September) on a package of measures to beef up supervision of the bloc’s banks, giving new EU watchdogs a mandate to overrule national authorities and ban risky financial products that were widely blamed for the… » read more

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This story about the planned EU budget review was published by EurActiv on 2nd September 2010. On his first visit to Brussels, Polish President Bronis?aw Komorowski stressed his continued backing for European assistance to poorer regions and farmers ahead of EU budget talks later this year. European Commission President José Manuel Barroso replied that the… » read more

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This story about French accusations of Romania dumping its Roma was published by EurActiv on 1st September 2010. Romania should not interpret freedom of movement in the EU as a right to get rid of its Roma at the expense of other countries, Pierre Lellouche, the French state secretary for European affairs, told the press… » read more

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