“Esetrite – Vetren” is the first protected territory aimed at the conservation of sturgeons in Bulgaria. Following a proposal by WWF, late last week, the Bulgarian Ministry of Environment and Water (MEW) declared a new protected area along the Danube River, Esetrite – Vetren. The area aims to protect an important habitat of critically endangered […]
ECB to account for climate change in its corporate bond purchases, collateral framework, disclosure requirements and risk management, in line with its climate action plan Measures aim to reduce financial risk related to climate change on the Eurosystem’s balance sheet, encourage transparency, and support the green transition of the economy Measures to be regularly reviewed […]
Europe is facing serious economic challenges due to the war in Ukraine and the community’s sanctions against Russia, the foreign minister said on Facebook on Saturday.
On 30 June, regulators from around the world discussed emerging evidence to support the adaptation of COVID-19 vaccines as the SARS-COV-2 virus continues to evolve during a workshop co-chaired by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) under the umbrella of the International Coalition of Medicines Regulatory Authorities (ICMRA). […]
Around 5,300 detections of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) virus were reported in poultry, captive and wild birds in 36 EU/EEA countries and the UK during the 2021-2022 epidemic season, according to EFSA’s latest overview of HPAI. This is the largest number of HPAI cases for an epidemic season ever reported. The persistence of HPAI (H5) virus in […]
The war in Ukraine is still raging and changing the world beyond comprehension. It has not only caused immense human suffering and socio-economic damage but also significantly impacted the natural environment.
At its meeting on 23 June 2022, the General Board of the European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB) concluded that risks to financial stability have increased perceptibly since its last meeting. The General Board took note of the significant deterioration in global economic growth prospects owing to the sharp increase in energy, food and commodity prices, which […]
Annual growth rate of broad monetary aggregate M3 decreased to 5.6% in May 2022 from 6.1% in April (revised from 6.0%) Annual growth rate of narrower monetary aggregate M1, comprising currency in circulation and overnight deposits, decreased to 7.8% in May from 8.2% in April Annual growth rate of adjusted loans to households stood at 4.6% in May, unchanged from […]
Climate change affects all Europeans but vulnerable groups, such as the elderly, children, low-income groups and people with health problems or disabilities, are the most affected. One in ten European schools and hospitals may also be at flood risk and about half of those facilities in cities are within intense urban heat islands. A European […]
The European Parliament has recognised the Polyphony Project, an endeavour dedicated to the exploration, preservation and presentation of Ukrainian musical folklore, awarding the project its European Citizen’s Prize in Hungary for 2022.