European Green Deal to press ahead despite Polish targets opt-out | Environment

European Union leaders have vowed to press on with a major economic plan to confront the climate emergency, despite Poland’s opt-out from a net-zero emissions target by 2050. The Polish prime minister, Mateusz Morawiecki, told journalists he had secured an exemption for Poland on the 2050 target, which is meant to become the legally binding […]

French police detain 30 during anti-pension reform protests

The Parisian prefecture police detained a total of 30 people throughout Tuesday, the BFMTV broadcaster said, Trend reports citing Sputnik. According to the French Interior Ministry, the protests saw 339,000 people taking to the streets nationwide, of them 31,000 in Paris alone. The General Confederation of Labour union (CGT) put the figure at 885,000. On […]

Amazon removes ‘disturbing and disrespectful’ Auschwitz-themed Christmas ornaments

Auschwitz death camp Amazon removes ‘disturbing and disrespectful’ Auschwitz-themed Christmas ornaments Independent.ie Amazon has removed “Christmas ornaments” and other merchandise bearing the images of the Auschwitz death camp that had been available on its online site. https://www.independent.ie/world-news/europe/amazon-removes-disturbing-and-disrespectful-auschwitzthemed-christmas-ornaments-38745131.html https://www.independent.ie/incoming/article38677147.ece/f0cf2/AUTOCROP/h342/page22_auschwitz.jpg Email Amazon has removed “Christmas ornaments” and other merchandise bearing the images of the Auschwitz death camp […]

German social democrats elect new leaders

Germany’s Social Democratic Party (SPD) on Saturday elected its party leaders, Norbert Walter-Borjans and Saskia Esken, both critical of Germany’s current ruling political coalition, Trend reports citing Xinhua. Walter-Borjans and his running mate Esken won 53.06 percent of the votes by party members, defeating the pro-coalition duo candidates Olaf Scholz and Klara Geywitz who garnered […]