European Union Archive

What’s the problem with Bioenergy?

It’s a common assumption that bioenergy is a new green technology, or at least one that is a better alternative to current fossil fuels, but this often isn’t the case. Statistics behind bioenergy look impressive on the face of it. 33.6% of energy in

Russia And US Fire First Shots Of Economic War As Crimea Changes Hands

Unimpressed with Russia’s military presence in Crimea, the United States, Canada, and other nations have issued sanctions against the country in an effort to persuade Putin to withdraw the newly added military personnel from the area. Putin thus far has mostly brushed off the

Italy Plans Release Of 10k Prisoners After Overturning Controversial Marijuana Law

On February 12th, Italy’s constitutional court struck down a 2006 law which categorized marijuana the same as heroin and cocaine and thus tripled the prison sentence of those caught with marijuana. The court ruled that the law was “illegitimate,” without much other elaboration.  The

Russia Prepares For US and EU Sanctions: May Dump $200 Billion US Bonds

Tensions remain heightened for the Ukraine, as pro-Russian protesters stormed government headquarters in Donetsk on Wednesday, once again raising a Russian flag. Clashes continue in the streets, with several dead and many more injured or arrested, the United Nations (UN) envoy to Ukraine also

Russia Sends Soldiers Into Ukraine: War Threatens

Following weeks of protests and violent clashes between demonstrators and police, Ukraine has seen the downfall of its government and its President Viktor Yanukovich. Now, with Russian troops inside of Ukraine’s borders, the situation is threatening to escalate to a whole new level. The

Millions Post About Mandatory Microchips

The Top Information Post website recently published a fearmongering article titled “All European newborn Babies will be Microchipped from May 2014″.  Although the article only consists of 4 short paragraphs, with no source, the story went viral: in 2 days the article was shared

TTIP Will Allow Corporations To Sue Governments, Reduce Regulation

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is a free trade and investment agreement being negotiated between the European Union and the United States. If successfully passed, the TTIP would replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) as the worlds largest free trade area,

Italy Demands Truth Over NSA Spying

Italian Interior Minister and Deputy Premier Angelino Alfano on Wednesday told journalists that Italian citizens need to know the truth about the extent of the alleged spying activities conducted by the US National Security Administration (NSA). A new report recently revealed that the communications

Thousands Protest Austerity Measures In Portugal

Thousands of people took to the streets this week to protest government austerity measures in Lisbon, Portugal. The austerity protesters resorted to taking buses to cross landmark April 25th Bridge, after the government denied them permission to march across the bridge. The demonstration was called

Violating Free Speech: School Bans Slang Words

Free speech has long been recognised as a common law right within Britain, and was incorporated as such by the Human Rights Act 1998. It also has statutory basis in Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). The ECHR provides the