Unequal Access to Monkeypox Shots Gives Europe Pandemic Flashbacks

After Covid disparities sent people across borders in search of vaccines, the European Union tried to create a level playing field. But it’s still far from complete.

#bavarian-nordic-as, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #europe, #european-commission, #monkeypox, #smallpox, #vaccination-and-immunization

Greece’s Mitsotakis Fends Off Accusations His Government Spied on Rivals

Revelations that the cellphone of a top opposition politician was tapped have shaken the government and stoked concerns over just how widespread such surveillance is.

#cyberattacks-and-hackers, #cyberwarfare-and-defense, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #europe, #european-parliament, #european-union, #greece, #international-relations, #new-democracy-greece, #pasok-panhellenic-socialist-movement, #politics-and-government, #privacy, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #surveillance-of-citizens-by-government, #ukraine, #wireless-communications, #wiretapping-and-other-eavesdropping-devices-and-methods

Europe’s Energy Crisis May Get A Lot Worse

Do Americans understand the stakes across the Atlantic?

#energy-and-power, #europe, #internal-sub-only-nl, #natural-gas, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #putin-vladimir-v, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022

For Ukrainians Abroad, War Has Also Meant a Flowering of Identity

Italy already had the biggest Ukrainian community in Western Europe before the war, but in recent months the diaspora has taken on new prominence and visibility.

#discrimination, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #europe, #international-relations, #italy, #labor-and-jobs, #migrant-labor-non-agriculture, #politics-and-government, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #war-and-armed-conflicts

France Faces ‘Most Severe’ Drought as Heat Persists in Europe

A lack of rain and a string of heat waves have caused devastating wildfires and left farmland parched in the country and much of the continent.

#drought, #europe, #france, #heat-and-heat-waves, #wildfires

Germany, Facing Energy Crisis, Gives Nuclear Another Look

For three decades, nuclear power was one of Germany’s most divisive debates. But with Russia cutting gas, Germans are revisiting their political energy taboos.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #baerbock-annalena, #bavaria-germany, #christian-democratic-union-germany, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #electric-light-and-power, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #europe, #european-parliament, #germany, #green-party-germany, #international-relations, #merkel-angela, #nuclear-energy, #nuclear-weapons, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #scholz-olaf-1958, #social-democratic-party-germany, #ukraine, #war-and-armed-conflicts

What Should an L.G.B.T.Q. Museum Be? Approaches Vary.

An increasing number of institutions in Europe grapple with celebrating and institutionalizing marginalized cultures for the present, and the future.

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How Heat Waves are Changing Tourism in Europe

Shifts in travel patterns are likely to become more common in Europe, a region that climate researchers describe as a “hot spot” for severe summer heat.

#europe, #heat-and-heat-waves, #travel-and-vacations

U.S. Bid to Cap Russian Oil Prices Draws Skepticism Over Enforcement

The maritime insurance industry says policing oil transactions is not workable, raising questions about enforcement of a buyers’ cartel.

#embargoes-and-sanctions, #europe, #european-union, #group-of-seven, #international-relations, #international-trade-and-world-market, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #treasury-department, #united-states-economy, #yellen-janet-l

A Polish Priest’s War Against Abortion Focuses on Helping Single Mothers

The Rev. Tomasz Kancelarczyk sees little effect on women’s decisions whether to have a child from a 29-year abortion ban. What may matter more is support for women who choose to have a child.

#abortion, #babies-and-infants, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #birth-rates, #child-care, #children-and-childhood, #domestic-violence, #europe, #families-and-family-life, #law-and-justice-poland, #law-and-legislation, #parenting, #poland, #politics-and-government, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #roman-catholic-church, #single-persons, #special-education, #tomasz-kancelarczyk, #women-and-girls

Europe’s Race to Secure New Energy Sources Is on a Knife’s Edge

A long-term switch to more renewable sources has been overtaken by a short-term scramble to stave off a crisis.

#arcelormittal-sa, #coal, #europe, #factories-and-manufacturing, #gazprom, #heating, #natural-gas, #pipelines, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #weather, #winter-season

Russia Is Making Heaps of Money From Oil, but There Is a Way to Stop That

Nations seeking to help Ukraine should aim at reducing Russia’s profits from oil, not how much it exports.

#economic-conditions-and-trends, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #europe, #international-relations, #international-trade-and-world-market, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations

Germans Tip-Toe Up the Path to Energy Savings

Local leaders find themselves at the front line of Europe’s conservation efforts, fearing a Russian gas cut. It’s not an easy place to be.

#augsburg-germany, #bavaria-germany, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #energy-and-power, #energy-efficiency, #europe, #european-union, #gazprom, #germany, #heating, #international-relations, #natural-gas, #nord-stream-ag, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #politics-and-government, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #shortages, #siemens-ag, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Climate Change Worsened Britain’s Heat Wave, Scientists Find

Scorchers like the one last week are still unusual, but global warming is making them more likely, and worse when they do strike.

#england, #europe, #global-warming, #great-britain, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #heat-and-heat-waves, #london-england, #met-office-united-kingdom, #summer-season, #surrey-england, #weather, #western-europe, #world-weather-attribution, #yorkshire-england

Crops ‘Stored Everywhere’: Ukraine’s Harvest Piles Up

Farmers who have lived under the risk of Russian missile attacks have their doubts about an international agreement to ease a blockade on grain shipments through the Black Sea.

#agriculture-and-farming, #black-sea, #europe, #european-union, #grain, #ports, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #storage, #ukraine, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Germany Counts on Chilled Gas to Keep Warm Over Winter

As Russia squeezes the flow of natural gas, German officials are urgently turning toward an option they had earlier disregarded: liquefied natural gas.

#embargoes-and-sanctions, #europe, #european-union, #germany, #natural-gas, #north-sea, #politics-and-government, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #uniper-se, #wilhelmshaven-germany

Facing ‘Putin’s Energy Blackmail,’ Europe Agrees to Cut Russian Gas Use

Holding together despite some nations’ dependence on Russia, the European Union agreed to make voluntary savings mandatory if the Kremlin suddenly decides to turn off the taps over its invasion of Ukraine.

#economic-conditions-and-trends, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #energy-and-power, #energy-efficiency, #europe, #european-commission, #european-union, #gazprom, #germany, #international-relations, #international-trade-and-world-market, #natural-gas, #nord-stream-ag, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #pipelines, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #rationing-and-allocation-of-resources, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #storage, #ukraine, #united-states-international-relations, #von-der-leyen-ursula, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #zelensky-volodymyr

Russia Announces Deeper Cuts in Natural Gas Flows to Germany

Gazprom, Russia’s state energy giant, said it would halve the amount of gas it sends to Germany through the Nord Stream 1 pipeline, bringing it down to 20 percent of capacity.

#europe, #european-union, #gazprom, #germany, #natural-gas, #nord-stream-ag, #pipelines, #putin-vladimir-v, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022

U.K. Will Host Eurovision in 2023

Organizers had ruled out Ukraine from hosting because of safety concerns from Russia’s ongoing invasion.

#british-broadcasting-corp, #contests-and-prizes, #davie-tim-1967, #europe, #eurovision-song-contest, #international-relations, #kalush-orchestra, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Draghi’s Fall Reverberates Beyond Italy

The downfall of Italy’s prime minister has raised concerns across Europe about the power of populist movements and whether they will erode unity against Russian aggression.

#berlusconi-silvio, #brothers-of-italy-italian-political-party, #draghi-mario, #elections, #europe, #european-union, #five-star-movement-italy, #forza-italia, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #international-relations, #italy, #league-italian-political-party, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #meloni-giorgia-1977, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #salvini-matteo, #united-states-international-relations, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Russia Restarts Gas Shipments Through Pipeline, but Keeps Germany Guessing

Russia is again sending natural gas through the Nord Stream 1 pipeline to Germany, but nobody knows how much and how long the fuel will flow.

#europe, #gazprom, #germany, #natural-gas, #nord-stream-ag, #pipelines, #politics-and-government, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022

As Temperatures Rise, ‘This Is a Preview.’ Will the Warning Be Heard?

Record heat and rampant fires are raising grim questions about the world’s ability to withstand a new era of climate change.

#audio-neutral-informative, #delhi-india, #england, #europe, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #heat-and-heat-waves, #national-health-service, #weather

ECB Surprises With Big Rate Rise, Its First in 11 Years

Policymakers are trying to slow soaring inflation while avoiding a recession among the countries that use the euro.

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #europe, #european-central-bank, #eurozone, #inflation-economics, #interest-rates, #lagarde-christine, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates

Deep in a Covid Wave, Europe Counts Cases and Carries On

Even in countries that once took strict measures, the authorities are relying on vaccination and past infections to take the sting out of Omicron subvariants.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #czech-republic, #disease-rates, #europe, #france, #germany, #great-britain, #italy, #masks, #politics-and-government, #spain, #vaccination-and-immunization

Draghi Offers Resignation for 2nd Time

After the collapse of his national unity government, Prime Minister Mario Draghi of Italy went to the president to step down again, deepening the country’s political crisis.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #draghi-mario, #elections, #europe, #italy, #mattarella-sergio, #politics-and-government

With Russian Cutoff Feared, Europeans Are Told to Curb Natural Gas Use

The European Union’s executive branch says member countries must cut consumption by 15 percent between now and the springtime to stave off a major crisis as Russia weaponizes its exports.

#embargoes-and-sanctions, #europe, #european-commission, #european-union, #france, #germany, #international-trade-and-world-market, #natural-gas, #pipelines, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #von-der-leyen-ursula

London Shows How Unprepared Northern Cities Are for a Warmer World

As the heat wave rolled out, it left behind fears about how Northern European cities can cope with extreme weather driven by global warming.

#england, #europe, #fires-and-firefighters, #global-warming, #heat-and-heat-waves, #khan-sadiq, #london-england, #wildfires

Heat Wave Complicates Global Energy Crisis and Climate Fight

First, Russia upended the world energy market, then searing temperatures drove up demand for energy, forcing some of the world’s largest economies to scramble to secure power for their citizens.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #electricite-de-france-edf, #europe, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #heat-and-heat-waves, #natural-gas, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #politics-and-government, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022

Europe’s Heat Wave Breaks UK Temperature Records and Drives Wildfires

Europe is ill prepared for extreme heat fed by global warming. For the first time on record, parts of Britain hit 40 degrees Celsius — 104 Fahrenheit — as did Paris for only the third time.

#conservative-party-great-britain, #europe, #france, #global-warming, #great-britain, #heat-and-heat-waves, #met-office-united-kingdom, #wildfires

Firefighters In Frace Battle an ‘Explosive Cocktail’ of Wind and Flame

More than 2,000 firefighters are trying to contain raging wildfires that have burned nearly 80 square miles of vegetation and forced thousands to evacuate.

#bordeaux-france, #europe, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #fires-and-firefighters, #heat-and-heat-waves, #wildfires

Broken Climate Pledges and Europe’s Heat Wave

Has the era of global cooperation over planet-warming emissions ended?

#audio-neutral-informative, #europe, #european-parliament, #global-warming, #heat-and-heat-waves, #senate, #united-states

What’s Behind Europe’s Heat Waves?

This year’s scorching weather is in keeping with a trend. Scientists say a number of factors, including changes in the jet stream, are in play.

#arctic-regions, #europe, #global-warming, #heat-and-heat-waves, #jet-stream, #weather

Italy’s Crisis Redoubles European Foreboding

Europe is being tested, not only in its united front to Russia, but in the very resilience of its democracies, as nationalist forces sympathetic to Russia remain untamed.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #draghi-mario, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #euro-currency, #europe, #european-union, #france, #germany, #international-relations, #italy, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #united-states-international-relations

History Haunts Ukraine’s Undiplomatic Voice in Berlin

Debate over a Ukrainian nationalist leader’s role in the Holocaust has exposed how views of the past shape European allies’ relationships with Kyiv.

#andriy-melnyk, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #bandera-stepan-1909-59, #diplomatic-service-embassies-and-consulates, #eastern-europe, #europe, #germany, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #nationalism-theory-and-philosophy, #organization-of-ukrainian-nationalists, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #scholz-olaf-1958, #steinmeier-frank-walter, #ukraine, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #world-war-ii-1939-45, #zelensky-volodymyr

The End of Roe Doesn’t Need to Bring an Increase in Maternal Mortality

Many of Europe’s abortion laws are stricter than many Americans may realize, but maternal health outcomes in Europe are much better.

#abortion, #dobbs-v-jackson-womens-health-organization-supreme-court-decision, #europe, #maternal-mortality, #minorities, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #united-states

For Ukraine, Boris Johnson’s Resignation Means Loss of a Personal Ally

Boris Johnson may be a polarizing figure in Britain, but in Ukraine he is widely adored for his unstinting support since the conflict with Russia.

#conservative-party-great-britain, #europe, #great-britain, #johnson-boris, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #social-media, #ukraine, #zelensky-volodymyr

Are Gas and Nuclear Energy Green? European Lawmakers Say Yes.

The decision is likely to reverberate far beyond Europe’s borders and set a benchmark that could be replicated around the world.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #coal, #europe, #european-commission, #european-parliament, #european-union, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #international-trade-and-world-market, #nuclear-energy, #solar-energy, #wind-power

Inflation Is Posing 19 Problems for One Central Bank

After more than a decade of worrying about low inflation, the European Central Bank is trying to tackle the problem of high inflation across the eurozone’s economies.

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #europe, #european-central-bank, #eurozone, #inflation-economics, #interest-rates, #lagarde-christine, #powell-jerome-h, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #sintra-portugal, #stimulus-economic

Missing From Biden’s Europe Trip: An Endgame for War and Cheaper Gas

The G7 and NATO meetings this week underscored the pressure on Western leaders caused by soaring energy costs resulting from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #europe, #group-of-seven, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #politics-and-government, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #united-states, #united-states-economy, #united-states-international-relations

Missing From Biden’s Europe Trip: An Endgame for War and Cheaper Gasoline

The G7 and NATO meetings this week underscored the pressure on Western leaders caused by soaring energy costs resulting from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #europe, #group-of-seven, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #politics-and-government, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #united-states, #united-states-economy, #united-states-international-relations

How Long Will Europe Support Ukraine?

The continent’s leaders increasingly want to understand how the war with Russia might end.

#defense-and-military-forces, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #europe, #kyiv-ukraine, #politics-and-government, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #zelensky-volodymyr

NATO Summit Aside, Europe Has an America Problem

Relying on the United States is ultimately a losing proposition.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #defense-and-military-forces, #europe, #european-union, #group-of-seven, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #united-states

As Russia Chokes Ukraine’s Grain Exports, Romania Tries to Fill In

With famine threatening millions, Europe is intent on finding alternatives to one of world’s biggest food exporters, whose landlocked crop is stranded by war.

#agriculture-and-farming, #europe, #european-union, #food, #grain, #ports, #romania, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ships-and-shipping, #supply-chain, #ukraine, #wheat

Heat Waves Around the World Push People and Nations ‘To the Edge’

Large, simultaneous heat waves are growing more common. China, America, Europe and India have all been stricken recently, and scientists are starting to understand why certain far-flung places get hit at once.

#arctic-regions, #china, #columbia-university, #europe, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #heat-and-heat-waves, #india, #lamont-doherty-earth-observatory, #north-america, #northwestern-university, #research, #united-states, #washington-state-university, #weather

Russia Cuts Gas Flows as Europe Races to Stock Up for Winter

The routine summer practice of filling Europe’s natural gas tanks has become a battle after Russia cut deliveries by more than half.

#economic-conditions-and-trends, #europe, #gazprom, #germany, #natural-gas, #netherlands, #nord-stream-ag, #pipelines, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022

Will Biden’s Gas Tax Holiday Make a Difference?

Many economists say suspending federal taxes on gas will not significantly cut prices for consumers.

#amazon-com-inc, #american-action-forum, #arm-holdings-plc, #bankman-fried-sam, #beijing-bytedance-technology-co-ltd, #bersin-alan-d, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #birol-fatih, #buffett-susan-thompson-foundation, #buffett-warren-e, #capital-gains-tax, #china, #corporate-taxes, #europe, #federal-taxes-us, #great-britain, #gun-control, #holtz-eakin-douglas, #income-tax, #philanthropy, #politics-and-government, #russia, #ukraine, #united-states, #united-states-economy

Indoor Farming Is a ‘No-Brainer.’ Except for the Carbon Footprint.

Why greenhouses might be the future of vegetable agriculture.

#agriculture-and-farming, #drought, #europe, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #north-america, #vegetables, #water

Tattoo Artists Face a Grayer Palette in Europe

The E.U. has prohibited some pigments, deeming them potentially hazardous to humans. Artists and manufacturers around the world are struggling to find replacements.

#alex-de-pase, #art, #consumer-protection, #cosmetics-and-toiletries, #ephemeral-tattoo, #europe, #european-union, #hazardous-and-toxic-substances, #intenze-tattoo-ink, #lou-rubino, #mario-barth, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #skin, #tattoos, #united-states, #world-famous-tattoo-ink, #your-feed-science

New Brand of Activist Takes Aim at Ukraine War and Climate Crisis, Together

Led by young women from Eastern Europe, they are cornering Europe’s leaders and pressing them for a total energy embargo on Russia — to end the fighting and to save the planet.

#brussels-belgium, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #dominika-lasota, #eastern-europe, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #europe, #european-commission, #european-council, #european-parliament, #european-union, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #greenpeace, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #metsola-roberta, #michel-charles-1975, #morawiecki-mateusz, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #politics-and-government, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #strasbourg-france, #thunberg-greta, #total-sa, #ukraine, #von-der-leyen-ursula, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #wiktoria-jedroszkowiak, #youth

French Nuclear Power Crisis Frustrates Europe’s Push to Quit Russian Energy

France typically exports electricity, but now it risks blackouts and a need for imported power because of problems at the state nuclear operator.

#alstom, #electric-light-and-power, #electricite-de-france-edf, #europe, #france, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #nuclear-energy, #rosatom, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022