BREAKING NEWS

2009-05-25

Europe

French EU campaigns launched

France’s campaigning for the European Parliamentary elections has begun. But, as in other countries, national politics is the main attention-getter

World

Farmers pour pressure on EU

Pressure is mounting on the EU Commission to do more to help hard hit diary farmers. Ministers met in Brussels to discuss a French German rescue

Europe

Court power and politics

A Dutch voter is interested in the role of the ECJ: “Hello, my name is Luke, and I come from the Netherlands. My question relates to the political

World

Zero waste in Tuscany

In Italy, in the small town of Capannori in Tuscany they have adopted a “zero waste” policy. Through door-to-door rubbish collection and a range of

Culture

Eros and creative angst

Finale Ligure, a small town in northern Italy, enjoyed the success of it’s Festival of Eros and Creative Angst in May. The festival celebrates the

Culture

White ribbon wins Palm D'Or

Austrian director Michael Haneke’s film ‘The White Ribbon’ has won the prestigious Palme d’Or at Cannes. Another Austrian, actor Christof Waltz

World

Dairy farmers move on Brussels

Dairy farmers have converged on Brussels to protest against the EU’s milk policy. Similar rallies are also taking place in Paris and Berlin