German ministers urge EU to lead the way at COP25 in Madrid

German ministers urge EU to lead the way at COP25 in Madrid

At a Berlin conference to prepare for the UN’s annual climate summit (COP25), Environment Minister Svenja Schulze and Foreign Minister Heiko Maas stressed the EU’s responsibility in closing the Paris Climate Agreement’s remaining gaps, particularly by raising the targets at the EU level. EURACTIV Germany reports. About two weeks before COP25 in Madrid, two MPs from the Socialist Democratic Party (SPD) called on the EU to take on a leadership role at the annual conference. It should close the remaining gaps in the Paris climate agreement, they said. “Europe must…

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Auditors warn that progress in the fight against “superbooks” is too slow

Auditors warn that progress in the fight against “superbooks” is too slow

Despite some progress, the EU One Health approach to antimicrobial resistance (AMR) has not yet delivered demonstrable results in reducing the rising ‘superbugs’ health threat, the European Court of Auditors (ECA) has found. In the past eight months, the EU Auditors conducted an audit of the EU’s action in fighting AMR, investigating in particular how the Commission and relevant agencies manage the key activities and resources in this domain. In the final report of the investigation published on Friday (15 November), they noted nonetheless little evidence that the health burden…

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