Finnish Environment Minister Kai Mykkänen has voiced concerns over the European Union’s overextension in its climate and forest management directives, advocating for a shift in focus towards a more balanced approach to agriculture and forestry in future Commission work. This critique comes in response to the political backlash against theContinue Reading

The Deep Sea Conservation Coalition (DSCC), Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF), Greenpeace, Seas at Risk (SAR), Sustainable Ocean Alliance (SOA) and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) welcome the adoption of Resolution B9-0095/2024 by the European Parliament regarding Norway’s decision to advance deep-sea mining in the Arctic. The adoption ofContinue Reading

Tensions mount in Oslo as long-simmering conflict over EU energy rules comes to the fore. Norway’s government risks crisis over a contentious package of EU energy bills. The center-left Agrarian Party has previously threatened to quit the administration in Oslo if the EU’s Clean Energy for All Europeans Package isContinue Reading

NATO must take “concrete steps” to resolve the migrant crisis on the Belarus border, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki was quoted as saying on Sunday, adding that Poland, Lithuania and Latvia may ask for consultations under Article 4 of the alliance’s treaty. Under Article 4, any ally can request consultationsContinue Reading

Sweden’s banking authority has closed an investigation into alleged European Union regulations infringement at Swedbank, with no comment issued. Swedbank’s Estonia branch was earlier linked to a large-scale money laundering scandal involving the now-defunct Tallinn branch of Danske. The Swedish financial supervisory body, Finansinspektionen (FI), had investigated suspected breaches ofContinue Reading