EU LIFE Programme: €380 million for 168 new green projects all around Europe

Today, the EU Commission has approved more than €380 million of funding for 168 new projects across Europe under the LIFE Programme for the environment and climate action. At the heart of the European Green Deal, LIFE projects can help the EU become climate-neutral by 2050 and reach climate, energy and environmental goals. They support biodiversity, nature restoration and a circular economy while contributing to the clean energy transition across the continent. The funding is a 27% increase on last year’s funding, and will mobilise a […]

New challenges for Europe’s cohesion: the 20th edition of the #EURegionsWeek is ready to start

Today the 2022 edition of the European Week of Regions and Cities starts off in a hybrid format, after a very demanding year.   The #EURegionsWeek wants to encourage participants to take part in the discussion on the challenges emerging in Europe at regional and local level following the war in Ukraine. The ongoing conflict has an […]

European Environment Agency’s state of environment report outlines the scale and urgency of environmental challenges facing Europe

The European Environment Agency (EEA) today launched its State of the Environment Report 2020, “European Environment — state and outlook report” (SOER 2020). The EPA welcomes this report, which provides an overview of the state of Europe’s environment.  It highlights that Europe faces environmental challenges of unprecedented scale and urgency and that, while European environment and climate […]

Europe in the palm of your hand: launch of a Citizens’ App

A new mobile application, designed by the European Parliament to help citizens to discover what the EU has done, is doing and plans to do, is now available.   With one eye on the upcoming European elections, the Citizens’ App enables everyone, everywhere to check the EU’s achievements, ongoing work, and future goals as well […]

AA lends its support to Project EDWARD

Here’s a frightening stat – on average, 70 people die and a further 370 are seriously injured every day on Europe’s roads. Here in Ireland, 119 people died on our roads up to the end of August this year, an increase of 16% on the same period last year. If this trend continues, 50 more […]

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Fuel prices tumble, but taxes don’t

The following text comes from AA Ireland.  For any enquiries or for verification contact Conor Faughnan, 01 6179440 or 087 2530495 16th January 2015 The average price of a litre of petrol is now 131.6 cent, a fall of 10.8 cent since December and the 6th straight month of falling prices according to the latest […]

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United Left Alliance rejects Austerity Treaty and calls for No vote in referendum

The ULA today rejected the Austerity Treaty as a bankers treaty, in continuity with the bank bailouts already made, and an attack on the living standards of ordinary people and the public services on which we depend. The ULA demands a full public debate on the treaty and will vigorously campaign for a ‘no’ vote […]