Issue 414 | 15 June 2015
EU sustainable energy week, TTIP drama, empowering girls through education, cloning and more...
It's set to be a busy and interesting few days in Brussels as EU sustainable energy week is back. Head of the commission's DG energy Dominique Ristori kicks off our cover feature by pointing out that "it comes at a crucial time, just six months before the COP21 summit in Paris, during which the EU will be pushing for an ambitious agreement to decarbonise the world economy".
And as head of DG climate change Jos Delbeke highlights, "all parts of society have a role to play. This year's sustainable energy week makes a valuable contribution to the discussion by focusing on the role of consumers, shedding light on what every one of us can do in our daily lives".
We also hear from a host of MEPs, including Ivo Belet, who outlines how the reformed emissions trading scheme "will put Europe back on track to reach its 2030 climate target".
Regardless of who you talk to, everyone agrees: a strong register is important. But when it comes to practice, things start to look a lot bleaker, writes Margarida Silva.
The European Commission has said the Erasmus education scheme is an example of how Europe can “pull together” in adversity.
The European Commission says it is closely monitoring the egg crisis rapidly engulfing Europe.
COP 21 climate deal: Only the best agreement in Paris will do, writes Hubert Mandery.
Sustainable renewable fuels are key to meeting the EU's ambitious 2030 energy and climate objectives, writes Malcolm McDowell.
MEPs have the chance to support innovation and evidence-based authorisation procedures when they meet next week in Strasbourg, says Pedro Narro Sanchez.