Former Romanian anti-bribery chief Kövesi is close to becoming EU chief prosecutor

Former Romanian anti-bribery chief Kövesi is close to becoming EU chief prosecutor

After a month-long standoff in appointing the EU’s first-ever anti-fraud prosecutor, a majority of member states last week backed making Romania’s former top anti-corruption official Laura Codruța Kövesi despite strong headwind from her own homecountry. “An informal vote confirmed there is a sufficient majority” among EU ambassadors on Thursday (19 September) to put Kövesi in charge of the new European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO) set to start work at the end of 2020, according to a diplomat from Finland, which holds the EU’s rotating. According to EU sources, the Romanian…

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Fans again urge to abandon disposable plastics from the UK stadiums

Fans again urge to abandon disposable plastics from the UK stadiums

A survey conducted by YouGov shows that football fans strongly support environmental NGOs’ call to clubs in the UK top four divisions to eliminate single-use plastics from their stadiums. Bottles, straws, food containers, bags, supporter paraphernalia…. An important part of waste generation in stadiums is single-use plastics. The UN warns that 50% of this type of garbage ends up in the oceans. Friends of the Earth and the British Association for Sustainable Sport are urging all clubs to ban them from stadiums. According to the result of the survey, 84%…

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Cities and regions will play a key role in achieving climate neutrality by 2050

Cities and regions will play a key role in achieving climate neutrality by 2050

Stopping global warming requires a concerted effort by all levels of government. Being responsible for more than 70% of climate mitigation measures and up to 90% of climate adaptation actions, local governments will be pivotal in rising up to the challenge, writes Karl-Heinz Lambertz. Karl-Heinz Lambertz is a Belgian politician who is currently President of the European Committee of the Regions, an EU consultative body. Ignoring the thousands of people taking the streets each week demanding world leaders to keep the promises made when they signed the UN climate Paris…

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