Germany should shut down its last coal-fired power plant by 2038 at the latest, a government-appointed commission said early on Saturday as part of a roadmap laying out an accelerated phase-out of the polluting fuel.
The UK leads the European Union in giving subsidies to fossil fuels, according to a report from the European commission. It found €12 billion a year in support for fossil fuels in the UK, significantly more than the €8.3 billion spent on renewable energy.
Japan will withdraw from the International Whaling Commission (IWC) and resume commercial whaling from July, it said on Wednesday, abandoning a decades-old campaign to persuade the commission to allow it to hunt whales commercially.
The European Commission is analyzing a German deal on migration after Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel and her rebellious interior minister reached a compromise on a refugee dispute that threatened to disintegrate her coalition government.
The number of smokers in Greece has decreased over the last five years, however, the non-implementation of a smoking ban in enclosed public places has irritated the public, which calls it ‘cultural degradation’.
The seventh meeting of the Iran-P5+1 Joint Commission, which monitors the implementation of the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and the P5+1 group of countries, has been convened in the Austrian capital of Vienna.
The Iran-P5+1 Joint Commission said the body “recognized the United States’ assurance that extension of the Iran Sanctions Act does not affect in any way the sanctions lifting Iran receives under the deal or the ability of companies to do business in Iran consistent with the JCPOA.”
The Iran-P5+1 commission monitoring the implementation of the 2015 nuclear deal has emphasized the need for all relevant parties to honor their obligations under the accord, particularly those related to the lifting of anti-Iran sanctions.
A high-level commission that oversees Iran's nuclear deal with world powers will meet in Vienna on January 10 to address a complaint by Tehran about the renewing of sanctions by the United States, a statement from the EU said.