27th Jan 2022


Alleged 'bully' nominated for EESC presidency

Jacek Krawczyk was on Wednesday nominated by his group to become the next president of the European Economic and Social Committee, an EU body. His nomination to the post comes one day after the EU's anti-fraud office Olaf alerted Belgian authorities of alleged abusive behaviour against staff and members by Krawczyk. His nomination still needs to go to a formal vote among all 350 EESC members in October.

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Global North will be responsible for sixth mass extinction

The issue isn't that voices from the Global South simply aren't heard – they are actively muted. A recent study found less than one-percent of climate research papers were written by African authors, despite the continent being the most vulnerable.


European shibboleths

Europe is green, humane and has defeated populism. These are common views among the EU chattering classes. But they often seem more reflexive than reflective, and some of them amount to shibboleths.

Greenpeace demands EU end 'ghost flights'

Pressure is mounting for the European Commission to revise rules requiring airlines to run at least 80% of booked flights to secure their airport slots, leading some to fly so-called 'ghost flights'.

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