New European proposals to launch a "carbon border tax" will damage gloU.S.
Which Way For Europe On China? Authored by Carl Bildt via Project Syndicate, Recognizing that the European Union is facing a number of vexing challenges on the world stage, Ursula von der Leyen, the new European Commission president, has promised to lead a “geopolitical Commission.” Echoing this sentiment, Josep Borrell, the new High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, has challenged the EU to decide whether it wants to be a global “player,” or just a...Zero Hedge
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This article was originally published in the Guardian and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. Nearly every major aspect of the European economy is to be re-evaluated in light of the imperatives of the climate and ecological emergency, according to sweeping new plans set out by the European commission on Wednesday. The comprehensive nature [Mother Jones
Germany Is The Rotten Heart Of Europe Authored by Tom Luongo via Gold, Goats, 'n Guns blog, The crisis in Europe will come from Germany. Germany has entered a period of political crisis that, as yet, has not exploded. But the pyre is built, the torches lit and all that remains is dragging Chancellor Angela Merkel up and setting the whole thing on fire. For those that want to understand the fundamental impulses which have led the European Union to where it is today and...Zero Hedge
The EU Water Framework Directive (WFD) adopted in 2000 aims to protect Europe's water resources. By 2027, EU Member States are required to bring all water bodies into a "good ecological" and "good chemical state." There's still a long way to go. This is due, for example, to the fact that a few existing substances, for which there are currently no suitable possibilities for reducing pollution, lead to environmental quality standards being exceeded across the board in Germany and Europe—and thus...phys.org
Which Countries Offer The Longest Retirements In a world where central banks have repressed savers with over a decade of zero and negative interest rates, crushing the middle class and turning the US into a banana republic whose middle class is now shrinking so fastZero Hedge