‘No one must be left behind’: #Climate and #EUBudget showdown at EU summit

European leaders rallied in Brussels on Thursday (12 December) at a Council summit where talk will focus on two major issues: the bloc’s budget and climate change, writes Matthew Holroyd. This December Council, which will continue on Friday (13 December), is the first summit for the new leaders of the European institutions, EU Commission President […]

#EuroLat plenary in #Panama – control of trade talks and fight against crime

The 150 members of the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly (EuroLat), 75 MEPs and 75 representatives of the Latin American and Caribbean parliaments, will gather in Panama City on 12 and 13 December for its twelfth plenary session. This will be the first EuroLat meeting since the European elections in May 2019. Many of the members of […]

‘The risk of #Brexit happening without a ratified deal still exists’ Phil Hogan 

European Commissioner for Trade, Phil Hogan Speaking at his first event in Ireland as the European Commissioner for Trade (6 December), Phil Hogan addressed what he described as the ‘seemingly endless’ question of Brexit, as well as other pressing trade issues.   Hogan is hoping that next week’s UK general election will provide clarity and […]

What’s behind the decline in #Bees and other #Pollinators

Bees in Europe In Europe, pollinators are mainly bees and hoverflies, but also butterflies, moths, some beetles and wasps. The domesticated western honeybee is the best-known species and is managed by beekeepers for honey production and other products. Europe also counts about 2,000 wild species. The threat of pollinator extinction The topic has attracted public […]

#BaiterekHolding creates favourable investment climate, suggests ways to minimize risks in #Kazakhstan market

Baiterek National Managing Holding attracts investments by ensuring support to foreign investors from the initial stages of project development through implementation, Baiterek Chair Aidar Arifkhanov told The Astana Times in an exclusive interview, writes Aidana Yergaliyeva. Baiterek Chair Aidar Arifkhanov Baiterek is the Kazakh government’s key financial agent responsible for the country’s diversification and sustainable […]