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European Parliament: How do the political changes affect anti-torture priorities?

IRCT Advocacy Advisor Elena Zacharenko, based in the IRCT’s European Affairs Office, explains the main changes in the political landscape of the European Parliament and speculates on how these alterations could affect the priorities of human rights organisations. 666 more words


EC consultation on ecolabels

One topic I am particularly interested in is ecolabels, basically the labeling of products to ascertain their environmental standards. In this respect, the European Commission… 268 more words

Environmental Policy

Water reuse: is there a need for EU regulation?

On June 5, 2014, during the Green Week in Brussels, the European Commission, DG ENV, organized a session on water reuse (more). It was aimed at taking stock on latest developments in the EU and learning from US experience where the EPA adopted guidelines that describe the types of reuse applications as well as technical and legal issues in the U.S ( 626 more words

EU Policy

JRC publish updated inventory of smart grid and metering projects in Europe

The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre has published an updated inventory of smart grid and metering projects in Europe for 2014.

The inventory identifies 459 projects launched from 2002 onwards, amounting to over €3 billion in investments. 138 more words

UK Policy