EU Investment in Environmental Projects

The European Commission has announced an investment of €101.2 million for the latest environmental projects.  The funding will support 10 large-scale environment and climate projects in nine Member States, helping Europe’s transition to a sustainable economy and climate neutrality. These projects are located in Cyprus, Estonia, France, Greece, Ireland, Latvia, Slovakia, Czechia and Spain. Executive…

Geert Pauwels Wins 2020 European Railways Award

The 2020 European Railway Award was presented today (18 February) to Geert Pauwels, for successfully developing a strategy making rail freight a profitable business, thereby boosting the attractiveness of rail freight and encouraging a modal shift from road to rail. The Award was handed over to Pauwels by Libor Lochman, CER Executive Director, and Philippe Citroën,…

International Donors’ Support for Albania

About 100 delegations from the European Union, its Member States and partners, including international organisations and civil society gathered in Brussels at the International Donors’ Conference to mobilise support for Albania after the devastating earthquake of 26 November 2019. President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen hosting the event said: “Today the international community stood…

Russia’s War Against Ukraine

The obscenity of Russia’s war of occupation and aggression against Ukraine is now in its 6th year. The callous and ruthless behaviour of the Russian army and their hired guns continues with a machine like malice that holds human life in contempt. This morning (18 February) Russian occupying forces attacked Ukrainian positions in Donbass near…