Europe adds 4.5 GW of wind energy in first half of 2018

Europe added 4.5 GW of wind energy capacity in the first half of 2018, according to figures released today by WindEurope. The figure is down on the same period last year (6.1 GW) though is in line with expectations.

S&D Group on the results of the independent judicial inquiry in Malta

The S&D Group in the European Parliament takes note of the latest political developments in Malta where an independent judicial inquiry confirmed that all allegations against the Prime Minister of Malta and Leader of the Labour Party, Joseph Muscat, and his family were false. 
 
S&D Group President Udo Bullmann stated:
 

Vehicle Type-Approval & Road Worthiness Test in Togo

With only 2% of the world’s vehicles but 16% of road fatalities, Africa has been hit particularly hard by the global road safety crisis. With this highest per capita rate of road fatalities in the world, road deaths in sub-Saharan Africa are projected to more than double from some 243,000 deaths projected for 2015 to 514,000 by 2030.
 

Women in finance saddled with a seven year handicap

 
Women in finance and accounting take seven more years, on average, than their male counterparts to reach executive level, as they battle with a ‘two-tournament gender system’ throughout their careers.
 

Udo Bullmann: “We are determined to protect European workers, industries and the multilateral trading system”

n view of tomorrow’s meeting between European Commission president Juncker, trade commissioner Malmström and US president Trump to discuss trade issues, S&D Group president Udo Bullmann warns of the possible disastrous consequences of an escalating trade war for both the US and Europe:
 

Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU)

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