October 2020

ARCHIV - ILLUSTRATION - Eine Frau steht am 07.12.2010 in Berlin und erklärt eine mittels Beamer an die Wand projezierte Statistik. In Deutschland sind deutlich mehr Frauen berufstätig als in den meisten anderen EU-Ländern. Foto: Tobias Kleinschmidt/dpa (zu dpa «In Deutschland haben mehr Frauen einen Job als im EU-Schnitt» vom 07.03.2014) +++(c) dpa - Bildfunk+++
ARCHIV - ILLUSTRATION - Eine Frau steht […]

Employed women in the EU

This online graphic shows the share of employed women aged 20 to 64 in the EU.
Air pollution obscures the view of the London Eye in central London on April 9, 2015. Photo: Ben Fathers / AFP
Air pollution obscures the view of the L […]

Air pollution costs Europe’s cities 160bn euros a year: analysis

Air pollution costs inhabitants of European cities more than 160 billion euros ($190 billion) each year due to long- and short-term health impacts, a group of environmental and social watchdogs say
Pedestrians wearing PPE (personal protective equipment), of a face mask or covering as a precautionary measure against spreading COVID-19, in Dublin on October 19, 2020, amid reports that further lockdown restrictions could be imposed to help mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus. - Ireland will crank up coronavirus restrictions, prime minister Micheal Martin said last week, announcing a raft of new curbs along the border with the British province of Northern Ireland. (Photo by PAUL FAITH / AFP)
Pedestrians wearing PPE (personal protec […]

Ireland is first EU country to re-enter lockdown

Ireland will become the first European country to return to a national coronavirus lockdown, with everyone asked to "stay at home" for six weeks, but schools will remain open
A waiter waits for customers at a restaurant in Barcelona on October 14, 2020. - Bars and restaurants are to be closed across Spain's northeastern Catalonia region for the next 15 days to slow rising coronavirus infections, the regional government said. (Photo by LLUIS GENE / AFP)
A waiter waits for customers at a restau […]

New virus restrictions deal fresh blow to Spain economy

Fresh virus restrictions imposed in Spain's two regional economic powerhouses, Catalonia and Madrid, have darkened the country's bleak growth forecasts and angered business leaders
The sun reflects off a stream on the dried out riverbed of La Loire river in Montjean-sur-Loire, western France, on July 30, 2020. Photo: Jean-Francois Monier / AFP
The sun reflects off a stream on the dri […]

80% of Europe’s natural habitats in poor shape: report

More than 80 percent of the EU's natural habitats are in poor or bad condition and more must be done to protect them, the European Environment Agency (EEA) has warned in a report
A vegan burger pictured at the international meat industry fair IFFA in Frankfurt am Main, western Germany, on May 6, 2019. Photo: Daniel Roland / AFP
A vegan burger pictured at the internati […]

Farmers push ‘veggieburger’ label ban in Europe

Angry European farmers are pushing for a ban on calling vegetarian products a "burger" or a "sausage" that they say mislead consumers into thinking certain products contain meat
03.02.2020, Hamburg: A British (r) and a European flag stand on the window sill in the office of the Brexit Coordination Office of the Hamburg Senate Chancellery. Photo: Christian Charisius/dpa +++ dpa-Bildfunk +++
03.02.2020, Hamburg: A British (r) and a […]

Johnson expects no-deal Brexit unless EU makes ‘fundamental change’

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is ready for the scenario of not reaching an agreement unless the European Union is prepared to change its trade policy with Britain.