EU split over climate fund to help most vulnerable

EU split over climate fund to help most vulnerable

EU countries battled through the night to hash out the bloc’s new measures to fight climate change, with negotiations focused on a “Social Climate Fund” for those most vulnerable in the green transition. Late on Tuesday, environment ministers from...
EU approves end of combustion engine sales by 2035

EU approves end of combustion engine sales by 2035

The European Union approved a plan to end the sale of vehicles with combustion engines by 2035 in Europe, the 27-member bloc announced early Wednesday, in a bid to reduce CO2 emissions to zero. The measure, first proposed in July 2021, will mean a de facto halt to...
Mystery surrounds major Swiss import of Russian gold

Mystery surrounds major Swiss import of Russian gold

Swiss refineries stopped buying Russian gold when Moscow invaded Ukraine in February, but last month, a large shipment of gold from Russia entered the country, authorities confirmed Thursday. More than three tonnes of gold mined in Russia was sent to Switzerland in...
The EU: 65 years of pushing boundaries

The EU: 65 years of pushing boundaries

By Janet MCEVOY The European Union, which at a summit on Thursday and Friday will discuss whether to make Ukraine a membership candidate, has admitted over 15 countries in the past three decades. Others are on the first rungs of the ladder or have applied to join. The...