EU pushing for new sanctions against Iran

EU pushing for new sanctions against Iran

On Monday, EU foreign and defence affairs ministers met in Luxembourg to discuss assistance for Ukraine and further sanctions on Iran in light of both its recent strike on Israel and its support of Russia’s war against Ukraine.

EU wind farm probe puts Brussels-Beijing relations on edge

EU wind farm probe puts Brussels-Beijing relations on edge

The European Commission has announced investigations into wind farms in several EU member states, fearing unfair competition from Chinese subsidies. Beijing, however, lashed out at the bloc’s “protectionist” behaviour – putting pressure on EU-China relations.

EU’s Migration Pact: Parliament adopts sweeping asylum reform

EU’s Migration Pact: Parliament adopts sweeping asylum reform

After nearly a decade of negotiations, the EU Parliament has reached an agreement on a reform of its asylum policies, with tougher measures for individuals from countries considered relatively safe. The approval was far from assured, highlighting the significance of the decision.

Big tech in the crosshairs of EU digital legislation

Big tech in the crosshairs of EU digital legislation

Ever since the introduction of two landmark EU digital laws – the Digital Markets Act (DMA) and Digital Services Act (DSA) – the European Commission has targeted big tech companies and online platforms over various compliance concerns.

Recycling and waste management in Europe: See it, say it, sort it?

Recycling and waste management in Europe: See it, say it, sort it?

The UN recently stated that one billion meals worldwide get thrown out daily and just one percent of rare earth element demand is met by e-waste recycling, according to the International Telecommunications Union and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research. While the EU is working hard to cut waste, up recycling and double the Union’s circularity rate by 2030, experts are unsure whether these efforts are enough.

Europe braces for more defence

Europe braces for more defence

More than two years into Moscow’s war against its neighbour, Ukraine, Kiev’s troops are struggling to hold back the Russian army as Western deliveries of weapons have faltered.