London (ANTARA) - The Indonesian Embassy in Brussels has organised a dialogue on the palm oil issue at the European Parliament office with the theme, "Palm Oil Free: Facts, Fiction, and Misleading Claims", as part of its endeavor to promote Indonesia's sustainable palm oil. As revealed in the embassy's press statement that ANTARA received in London on Saturday, the dialogue was held to gather different perspectives on the palm oil issue in Europe, and suggest a collaborative endeavor to promote the country's sustainable palm oil. This event, which was held ahead of Coordinating Economic Minister Darmin Nasution's visit to Brussels, Belgium, from April 7 to April 8, 2019, was opened by member of the European Parliament Committee on Environment Alberto Cirio. In addition to Cirio, the speakers at the dialogue were Imkje Tiesinga (European Palm Oil Alliance), Prof. Pietro Paganini (Competere.eu), Giacomo Bandini (For Free Choice Institute), Aude Mahy (Attorney-at-law, Loyens & … [Read more...] about Indonesia initiates CPO dialogue at European Parliament office
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Citizens of Europe, If I am taking the liberty of addressing you directly, it is not only in the name of the history and values that unite us. It is because time is of the essence. In a few weeks’ time, the European elections will be decisive for the future of our continent. Never, since the Second World War, has Europe been as essential. Yet never has Europe been in so much danger. Brexit stands as the symbol of that. It symbolises the crisis of Europe, which has failed to respond to its peoples’ needs for protection from the major shocks of the modern world. It also symbolises the European trap. The trap is not being part of the European Union. The trap is in the lie and the irresponsibility that can destroy it. Who told the British people the truth about their post-Brexit future? Who spoke to them about losing access to the European market? Who mentioned the risks to peace in Ireland of restoring the former border? Nationalist retrenchment offers nothing; it is rejection … [Read more...] about A roadmap for European renewal
Unseasonally high temperatures in parts of Europe have prompted some cities, including London and Paris, to issue pollution warnings. Traffic, especially diesel cars, is one of the worst offenders when it comes to air pollution. The map below shows the 20 worst places in Europe for vehicle-related pollution. _(Source: European Environment Agency 2014)_ Euronews takes a look at how cities across the region are tackling the problem. London London’s congestion charge, which sees drivers pay to enter the city centre, was the first such scheme in a major European city when it was introduced in 2003. Lorries, buses and coaches over a certain weight — and large vans — have had to meet certain emissions standards to be allowed into the city since 2012. This will be extended to all other vehicles by 2020. One of the city’s main shopping areas, Oxford Street, has recorded some of the highest nitrogen dioxide levels in the world. Putney High Street, in southwest … [Read more...] about What are European cities doing to tackle air pollution?
Six nights of rioting and the attempted murder of police officers in the Bogside, Derry’s higher than average stop-and-search rate, and Brexit, all figure in a new report that takes the temperature of the peace process in the North. ‘Peace Monitoring Five’, written independently by a team of academics led by the Derry-based Professor Gillian Robinson of Ulster University, was published by the Community Relations Council (CRC) yesterday. The desktop study highlights ‘critical peace process issues at a key time for North’.Prof. Robinson explained: “The Peace Monitoring Report reviews the critical social, economic, peace building and reconciliation issues in Northern Ireland 2016-2018. We hope the report talks to this time and that it constructively summarises the issues. It is hoped that it will be used as a tool for thinking through the complex challenges ahead.” CRC Chair, Peter Osborne, warned: “We must understand there is no inevitable … [Read more...] about Derry rioting, shots at PSNI and stop-and-search figure in peace health check
LONDON (Reuters) - European shares rose cautiously at the open with gains in the banking and the pharmaceutical sectors lifting the market amid speculation the U.S. Federal Reserve will take a dovish stance towards monetary policy at a meeting later on Wednesday. The pan-European STOXX 600 <.STOXX> index was up 0.3 percent by 0825 GMT after four straight sessions of losses due mostly to mounting worries over slowing economic growth. gi Italian banks <.FTIT8300> jumped 3.7 percent after the country's government struck a deal with the European Commission over its contested 2019 budget and seemed to be on track to put an end to weeks of wrangling that have shaken financial markets. Shares in French bank Natixis <CNAT.PA> sank 6.5 percent after it booked 260 million euros of losses and provisions on Asian derivatives.There were strong gains in the pharmaceutical sector with GlaxoSmithKline <GSK.L> up 5.7 percent after it announced a joint venture with Pfizer's … [Read more...] about European shares rise cautiously before Fed meeting