8th Dec 2023


France wants EU to say nuclear power is green

Ten EU states have signed a statement saying nuclear power should be classified as green-friendly in the EU's upcoming industrial "taxonomy", designed to steer private capital. "There is no science-based evidence that nuclear power is less climate-friendly than any of the energy sources," Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Finland, France, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, and Slovenia said, adding nuclear power was "a crucial and reliable asset for a low-carbon future".

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Spain's Nadia Calviño backed to be EIB's first female chief

With less than a month to go before the start of a new leadership of the European Investment Bank, the world's largest multilateral lender, the path seems finally clear for one of the candidates, Spanish finance minister Nadia Calviño.


Is there hope for the EU and eurozone?

While some strengths may have been overlooked recently, leading to a more pessimistic outlook on the EU and the euro area than the truly deserve, are there reasons for optimism?

Polish truck protest at Ukraine border disrupts war supplies

Disruption at the Polish-Ukrainian border by disaffected Polish truckers is escalating, potentially affecting delivery of military aid to Ukraine. A Polish request to reintroduce permits for Ukrainian drivers has been described as "a shot to the head" during war.

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