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2016: a year in pictures (Medecins Sans Frontieres/Doctors Withouth Borders)

“2016 may well be the year best remembered for its tumultuous political turnarounds, hardening attitudes to refugees and migration, and continuing devastating conflicts. Looking through over 10,000 images released this year (created between October 2015 and December 2016), however, a different reality reveals itself. Whether you read it in the bravery and determination of MSF’s … Continue reading

GWP CEE Regional Workshop on Integrated Drought Management, 5-6 October Bratislava

A regional workshop on Integrated Drought Management takes place in Bratislava at Slovak Hydrometeorological Institute on 5-6 October. It is a join initiative of Global Water Partnership Central and Eastern Europe (GWP CEE), GWP Technical Committee and World Meteorological Organization (WMO). Slovak Hydrometeorological Institute will host the venue. The main objective of the workshop is … Continue reading

Sustainable Energy For All EU Summit – EuroSolar

The Sustainable Energy For All (SE4ALL) initiative was launched by the UN Secretary General in 2011. The initiative contains three objectives which should be achieved by 2030 and which combine the development and the climate change agenda: Ensure universal access to modern energy services, double the rate of improvement in energy efficiency globally, double the … Continue reading

Hungarian President Schmitt resigned today

Due to the high public society, civil and wide spectrum political pressure Pal Schmitt President of Hungary resigned from his mandate today in speech to the Hungarian Parliament. The known plagiarism scandal regarding his doctoral dissertation deeply shocked the Hungarian society. Schmitt’s today’s quick decision to step down was a bit surprising but well expected … Continue reading

“Misery and Distress” – Thoughts by a Hungarian: European Parlament Civil Liberties Committee debates on Hungary’s controversial laws

Interesting debate developed out yesterday in the European Parliament’s Civil Liberties Committee about the concerns regarding the recently applied new Hungarian fundamental and cardinal laws. Really elevating to feel how strongly and sensitively our plural democratic Europe and its institutions guardianning and sentinelling the Grail of our European democracy, equality and freedom which are the … Continue reading

European Union welcomes the agreement reached at the UN climate conference in Durban

Durban conference delivers breakthrough for climate The European Union welcomes the agreement reached at the UN climate conference in Durban as a historic breakthrough in the fight against climate change. After two weeks of negotiations, the 195 Parties to the UN climate change convention agreed on a roadmap, proposed by the EU, for drawing up … Continue reading

COP17 Durban – EU Press Conference Friday 9th 2011 No deal, Big countries are not coming to the board

No deal expectable in Durban. Those few big countries who obstacle the process still does not want to get on board of the global climate deal. World is still waiting for the small group of this big countries who has not committed yet on the roadmap. Seems to be money is still talking more loudly … Continue reading

Connie Hedegaard: “The process is irritatingly slow and frustrating”,”Climate change is even more serious problem than economic crisis”

Video Conversation between Anthony Giddens, Conni Hedegaard, Erna Solberg and Heidi Sørensen at ZERO11 Great video, discussion: about the truth regarding, climate change, global warming, renewing energy, UFCCC, COP17, CDM. As Connie said “The process is irritatingly slow and frustrating”. I have a strong feeling that if they fail again in Durban we need a … Continue reading

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe: Stop the Clock on Kyoto’s Expiry!

Lord Prescott: “The clock is ticking on the Kyoto Protocol,” said the Parliamentary Assembly’s former rapporteur on climate change and signatory to the Kyoto Treaty. “Unless agreement is reached at Durban, the global agreement on targets and actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions negotiated at Kyoto will almost certainly expire without any binding targets or … Continue reading

British Hard Talks: A new Europe must be built on the ruins of the old

              A new Europe must be built on the ruins of the old I am honestly shocked by this article: Only a redrafted constitution will revive the EU: there could be no worse end to this saga than imposition of German ‘discipline’ Author: Simon Jenkins guardian.co.uk, Published: Thursday 10 … Continue reading

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