EU member state are obliged to increase their renewable energy reliance. But the construction of wind turbines near residential areas in the Netherlands is being met with fierce resistance. Read more at EUobserver.
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EU court to classify Uber: taxi or information company?
A Spanish judge has asked the Court of Justice of the European Union to determine if Uber is a taxi company or an information service, and if a ban of its app was legal. Read more at EUobserver.
Belgium asks for solidarity to prevent electricity blackouts
As Belgium struggles to keep the lights on this winter, even the penguins and sea-lions will be doing their bit to help. Read more at EUobserver.
Why are climate-conscious Europeans gathering in Lima?
What do European commissioner Miguel Arias Canete, Dutch member of the EU parliament Gerben-Jan Gerbrandy, and – possibly – British actress Emma Watson have in common? Read more at EUobserver.
EU is ‘aged and weary’, pope says
In a highly anticipated speech attended by almost all members of the European Parliament, pope Francis on Tuesday (25 November) criticised the EU’s treatment of migrants, its institutions, and its focus on growth and consumerism. Read more at EUobserver.
Who is Frans Timmermans?
Frans Timmermans could become the most powerful EU official in Brussels. Who is he? Read more at EUobserver.
EU leaders reach 2030 deal on climate and energy
EU leaders agreed a new climate and energy deal for the next decade and a half in Brussels at around 1am local time on Friday (24 October). Read more at EUobserver.
Open letters help frame debate on climate summit
EU leaders have been receiving quite a number of letters this past month as an important climate summit approaches. Read more at EUobserver.
Debate on nuclear energy rekindles in parts of Europe
The role of nuclear energy has returned to the centre of the political debate in various corners of Europe. Read more at EUobserver.
In Amsterdam, There Is Little Place to Go but Up
You can read my story about high-rise residential buildings in Amsterdam on the New York Times website here.