Empowering Women Through Trade

Women have tremendous potential to contribute to the economy and to society

The Renew Europe group has published and presented a new report focusing on empowering women through trade and tackling gender inequality.  Women have diverse roles in society, as they are entrepreneurs who manage their own business, they are employees at companies, and they are consumers. “Incorporating gender mainstreaming in trade policy is crucial. Women worldwide…

Russia Must Withdraw Troops from East Ukraine: Stoltenberg

NATO's Stoltenberg calls on Russia to withdraw troops from East Ukraine and the Ukrainian border with Russia

Russia must immediately stop building up troops on the border with Ukraine and withdraw from Eastern Ukraine. NATO chief Stoltenberg made this appeal after a meeting with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Koeleba. The NATO chief has spoken of the largest Russian military presence on the border since the annexation of Crimea in 2014. According to Ukraine, the Kremlin…

EPP Calls for Military Support for Ukraine

EPP calls for EU support for Ukraine

The EPP Group has called for military assistance for Ukraine and new sanctions against Russia. “Russia amassing more than 40,000 troops near the Ukrainian border is an escalation and a serious threat to European stability and security as well as to Ukrainian sovereignty”, said EPP Group Vice-Chairwoman Sandra Kalniete MEP ahead of today’s debate on…

Brussels Airport Tests Drone Detection System

Brussels Airport testing for drone detection

Brussels Airport and skeyes have tested the operational use of drones at and around the airport. In a secure environment, they deployed an innovative safety drone, which can be controlled from a large distance to find out how drones can increase the safety, security and efficiency of airport operations. In addition, they tested a drone…

Food Fatigue

Families are fed up with their dinners as over four fifths of UK parents are experiencing ‘meal fatigue’ 53% of parents struggle to prepare a meal that the entire family will enjoy 26% find it challenging to create a meal that is both healthy and affordable Why we are ditching TV dinners in favour of…

Poland in the ECJ Dock Again

The Polish government is being taken to the European Court again over lack of independence of the judiciary. The move, announced by the commission on Wednesday, has been welcomed by the RE group. A statement read, “We welcome the European Commission’s announcement that it will launch an infringement procedure against Poland over the “muzzle law”….

European Year of Rail 2021

At the request of the EU Portuguese Presidency, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) has evaluated the achievements of the past 25 years of EU railway policy and singled out areas for improvement, tapping into the potential of the European Year of Rail 2021. The railway sector still needs to make progress at political, regulatory and…

Need to Harmonise Customs Controls

Customs controls are still insufficiently harmonised across Member States to properly safeguard the EU’s financial interests, according to a new report by the European Court of Auditors (ECA). Despite recent steps in the right direction, the EU rules are not designed well enough to ensure that Member States select imports for control in a uniform…

Reaching Climate Neutrality

ENZA, an alliance of 17 associations advocating for cross-sectoral and cross-vectoral climate neutrality solutions, was launched today. ENZA (the European Net Zero Alliance) brings together European associations representing different industries – pulp and paper, buildings, mobility, agriculture – and energy providers from liquid and gaseous fuels, to heat, and including electricity distribution. Cepi has joined ENZA…