Final Day of EP Elections Arrives

400 million people can vote in the European Parliament (EP) election, taking place across the European Union from May 22 to May 25. The only democratically elected institution in the European Union, the EP brings together the 751 Members of Parliament (MEPs) from the 28 states, who will not only set the course of European […]

Environmental Groups Respond to European Commission Climate Change Proposal

Last week the European Commission outlined its new policy proposal concerning renewable energy for 2030. European Commission president José Manuel Barroso announced the plan to reduce emissions to 40% of 1990 levels, compensated by increased investment in renewable energy. With this plan, renewable energy should account for 27% of the European Union’s energy by 2030. […]

St. Petersburg Summit Sees G-20 Split over Syria

Discord and disunity were the orders of the day in St. Petersburg, as the 2013 G-20 summit came and went, with Syria sharply dividing the economic group’s members. French President François Hollande insisted afterwards that the meeting had been a productive one. But Hollande’s optimism could not conceal the summit’s icy environment—particularly between the United […]