Austrian foreign minister says European airspace defence system Sky Shield is about “pooling and sharing.” In other news: Spain kicks off its EU Council presidency, the EU wants to reduce food waste by 30 percent until 2030 and the EU summit ends without consensus on asylum policy.
2022 marked the hottest European Summer on record and the next forest fire season is upon us: Ahead of the 10-year-anniversary of the Emergency Response Coordination Centre (ERCC), the European Newsroom (enr) organised an interview with European Commissioner for Crisis Management Janez Lenarčič on May 25.
The Fit for 55 package is seen as an important instrument to combat global warming, with proponents even calling it the “biggest climate protection law ever”. Now the European Parliament has given the green light for the central legislation of the package.
How much exposure to agricultural chemicals can Europe’s environment take? The dispute over the use of pesticides has been fermenting since plans for a substantial reduction were presented in Brussels. Proponents and opponents both claim: if they are not listened to, the food supply is in danger.
Social media posts claim electric vehicle (EV) batteries would “completely die” in cold or hot weather. This is misleading; while extreme temperatures do negatively affect the performance of electric cars, they still run properly — and tests show battery life does last for hours.