Tuesday

23rd Jan 2018

Ticker

EU and Switzerland to link carbon markets

EU countries agreed on Friday to the signing of an agreement between the EU and Switzerland to link their emissions trading systems (ETS). "Mutual cooperation will make our emissions trading systems stronger and more cost-effective," said Estonia's environment minister Siim Kiisler, whose country holds the EU presidency. The EU and Switzerland hope the agreement will help meet emissions reduction targets by improving carbon rice-setting on the international market.

Facebook promises privacy reboot ahead of new EU rules

Speaking in Brussels, Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook's chief operating officer, says the social media giant has "not done enough to stop the abuse of our technology." Her admission comes with new plans to wrestle with "bad content".

Opinion

Europe is lacking tech leadership

Despite some 'unicorns', Europe lags way behind the US in tech innovation - and is in danger of being overtaken by China, whilst preoccupied by the online threat from Russia. The EU needs to back France's Macron's new thinking.

MEPs to keep 28 UK seats after Brexit

The number of French MEPs will grow from 74 to 79, while Spanish MEPs will increase in number from 54 to 59. Italy, the Netherlands, and Ireland will also get more MEPs, but Germany is already at the maximum allowed.

Norway defends new Arctic oil drilling

Norway's oil and gas is "extremely important" for Europe's energy supply, oil minister says, rejecting calls to stop drilling to prevent global warming

News in Brief

  1. Dutch environment group appeals air quality ruling
  2. Commission opens case into Polish railways state aid
  3. EU remove eight places from tax havens blacklist
  4. UK to keep forces in Germany over Russia fears
  5. Finnish presidential vote could go to second round
  6. Report: EU might pay Brexit residency fees for EU citizens
  7. Puigdemont free to travel around EU
  8. Italy's 5 Star drops euro referendum plan

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