The latest EU summit seemed to reach a new consensus on amending the treaties to secure the future of the euro. In the end, Britain vetoed the path forward and now stands in isolation, facing criticism at home and throughout the continent. According to Spiegel International, Sarkozy was quoted as telling Le Monde newspaper on Monday:"There are… Continue reading How does it feel to just be Britain?
As Durban wrapped up, an agreement was reached to cut emissions. The 'Durban Platform' will commit all countries to a global deal on cutting carbon emissions by 2015 . It will come into force, however, in 2020. The EU agreed to a second commitment of the Kyoto Protocol from 2013 as part of the deal… Continue reading Is climate change still on the international agenda?
If one follows the headlines closely, the talk is all about the debt crisis in the Eurozone. Meanwhile, climate talks in Durban are largely overlooked. I doubt if most people even know anything is going on down there. Despite the economic fix that Europe is finding itself in, the Union is still the world's best hope… Continue reading Though the debt crisis dominates world headlines, the EU continues to press climate agenda in Durban