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However, these ambitions could be hit as a natural gas shortage on the continent drives prices higher. The front-month gas price at the Dutch TTF hub, a European benchmark, has risen more than 250% since the start of the year. Spain is not the only country to cap energy price increases, with France and Greece making similar moves. There is a wider problem, however: Some European leaders and lawmakers have blamed the EU for the energy price increases. Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, for instance, said earlier this month that "Polish power prices are tied to the EU's climate policies," according to Politico.
Persons: Jacob Kirkegaard, Henning Gloystein, Frans Timmermans, Gloystein, Mateusz Morawiecki, Kirkegaard Organizations: NurPhoto, Getty, European, European Commission, German Marshall Fund of, United, Eurasia Group, CNBC, EU, Politico, PGE SA, Bloomberg, European Court, Justice Locations: Neurath, Germany, Dutch, European, United States, Spain, Europe, France, Greece, Spanish, Glasgow, Bogatynia, Poland, Krakow
Around 32 Afghan citizens are being held in place on the border by Polish border guards and Belarusian forces. LONDON — European leaders should be paying more attention to Belarus and its weaponization of migrants, political analysts told CNBC, raising concerns over Minsk's close ties with Moscow. Lithuania has started building a fence on its border with Belarus, while Poland has declared a state of emergency. The three countries have accused Belarus of flying in migrants from the Middle East to then send across their borders. He added that the Belarus regime "is exploiting a weakness of the EU and weaponizing refugees."
Persons: Bob Deen Organizations: LONDON, CNBC, EU, Belarus Locations: Usnarz Gorny, Poland, Polish, Belarus, Moscow, Minsk, Lithuania, Greece, simmer, Latvia
'He wanted to die rather than go back': a year of migration
  + stars: | 2021-09-21 | by ( ) www.reuters.com   time to read: +7 min
Between 2018 and 2020, an average of between 290,000 and 340,000 children per year were born into a refugee life. Below is an overview of some of the struggles people leaving their homelands have faced this year so far. * Thousands of Hondurans, including many families with children, cross the border at El Florido to Guatemala, hoping to reach the United States. The central Mediterranean migration route from Sub-Saharan Africa to Italy is known as one of the world's deadliest. "He preferred to die, I have never heard someone as young as that boy say that, that he wanted to die rather than go back to Morocco," the solder said.
Persons: Go Nakamura, Joe Biden's, Rachid Mohamed, Alexander Lukashenko, Abdullah Al Badri, Joe Biden, Juliette Portala, Anna Rzhevkina, Veronica Snoj, Milla Nissi, Philippa Fletcher Organizations: REUTERS, European Union, Spain, Canaries, Ministry, EU, Reuters, U.S, Del, Thomson Locations: U.S, Rio Grande, Mexico, Ciudad Acuna, Bosnia, Afghanistan, Bihac, Croatia, El Florido, Guatemala, United States, Melilla, Spanish, Libyan, Saharan Africa, Italy, Honduras, El Salvador, Ceuta, Africa, Morocco, El, Europe, Poland, Lanzarote, Spain's Canary Islands, Lithuania, Belarus, Iran, Turkish, Turkey, France, Britain, Kuwait, London, Greece, Serbia, Bangladesh, Egypt, Syria, Tunisia, Trapani, Texas, Rio, Ciudad Acuña, Del Rio , Texas
Live Covid Live Updates: Adams, N.Y.C.’s Likely Next Mayor, Wants to Turn Empty Hotels Into Housing for Homeless An extra dose of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine raises protection, the company says. The data, presented in a news release, has been submitted to the Food and Drug Administration, Johnson & Johnson said. Up to five months after vaccination, the effectiveness of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine against hospitalization remained steady at around 81 percent. Many people got their Johnson & Johnson shot far more than eight weeks ago. Credit Credit...
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Greece tests drone drug delivery for remote regions
  + stars: | 2021-09-21 | by ( Yannis Floulis | ) www.reuters.com   time to read: +1 min
TRIKALA, Greece, Sept 21 (Reuters) - Greece on Tuesday tested a drone to deliver medicines to isolated places in an environmentally friendly way, sending the unmanned vehicle to a 200-person village. The red drone with four rotor blades took off from the northwestern Greek city of Trikala and flew 3 kilometers (0.5 miles) to Leptokarya. A pharmacy staff member unloaded the medicine from a storage compartment on the drone, and it took off again. Today we transported medicines to a pharmacy nearby, tomorrow it could be to transport medicines to some emergency," said Trikala Mayor Dimitris Papastergiou. The drone program is intended to serve people with mobility issues, isolated villages and homes and sites of emergencies.
Persons: Dimitris Papastergiou, Dimitris Anastasiou, Deborah Kyvrikosaios, Cynthia Osterman Organizations: EU, Thomson Locations: TRIKALA, Greece, Greek, Trikala, Europe, Britain
Covid Updates: Duterte Accuses Rich Nations of Hoarding Covid Vaccines An extra dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine raises protection, the company says. The data, presented in a news release, has been submitted to the Food and Drug Administration, Johnson & Johnson said. Up to five months after vaccination, the effectiveness of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine against hospitalization remained steady at around 81 percent. Many people got their Johnson & Johnson shot far more than eight weeks ago. Credit Credit...
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Germany’s 10-year yield, the benchmark for the euro zone, was down 3 basis points to -0.31% by 1028 GMT. Bond yields move inversely with prices. Other 10-year euro area bond yields were 1-3 bps lower. The ECB made an exception to include junk-rated Greek bonds in its pandemic emergency bond purchases last year. Around 10.5 billion euros of euro area government bond issuance is expected, the lowest level in six weeks, according to Commerzbank.
Persons: , Daniel Lenz, Lenz, Isabel Schnabel, DBRS, Rainer Guntermann, Guntermann Organizations: Federal Reserve, European Central Bank, DZ Bank, Friday’s ECB, ECB, Social Democrats Locations: U.S, China, Moody’s, Greece, Germany
Germany’s 10-year Bund yield, the benchmark for the euro zone, fell around 4 basis points to -0.32%, notching up one of its biggest falls in recent months. Bond yields move inversely with prices. Other 10-year euro area bond yields were 1-4 bps lower. Political uncertainty in Germany ahead of Sunday’s election, where the Social Democrats are leading opinion polls that point to a highly fragmented outcome, was also in focus for euro zone debt investors. Around 10.5 billion euros of euro area government bond issuance is expected, the lowest level in six weeks, according to Commerzbank.
Persons: China’s Evergrande, , Daniel Lenz, Lenz, Isabel Schnabel, DBRS, Rainer Guntermann, Guntermann, Dhara, Timothy Heritage, Gareth Jones Organizations: Federal Reserve, European Central Bank, DZ Bank, Friday’s ECB, ECB, Social Democrats Locations: U.S, China, Moody’s, Greece, Germany
Egypt's Sisi declares interest in hosting COP27 next year
  + stars: | 2021-09-20 | by ( ) www.reuters.com   time to read: +1 min
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi speaks during a joint news conference with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis at Maximos Mansion in Athens, Greece, November 11, 2020. REUTERS/Costas Baltas/File PhotoCAIRO, Sept 20 (Reuters) - Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi officially declared on Monday his country's interest in hosting the United Nations' COP27 summit scheduled for 2022. Egypt is offering to host the climate change conference on behalf of the African continent, Sisi said, adding it would work to make the conference "a radical turning point in international climate efforts in coordination with all parties, for the benefit of Africa and the entire world." This year's conference, COP26, will be hosted by the United Kingdom in Glasgow in November. Reporting by Mohamed Waly, writing by Nafisa Eltahir; Editing by David GregorioOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Abdel Fattah al, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Costas Baltas, Sisi, Mohamed Waly, Nafisa Eltahir, David Gregorio Our Organizations: Greek, REUTERS, United Nations, Thomson Locations: Athens, Greece, CAIRO, Egypt, Africa, United Kingdom, Glasgow
Many EU countries have been welcoming U.S. tourists for months since vaccinations became widely available, but that was not reciprocated by the United States. Bargain hunters eager to take advantage of the relatively cheap flights might be out of luck as demand for trans-Atlantic travel rises. Round-trip flights to Europe, including the U.K., from the U.S. are going for about $565, a level not seen in its roughly five years of collecting data, said fare-tracking company Hopper. Fares had dropped 15% from Aug. 30, after the European Union recommended that its member countries reinstate travel restrictions on the U.S. Adit Damodaran, economist at Hopper, said he expects airfares to rise from Europe to the U.S. on the lifted travel restrictions and from the U.S. to Europe as more travelers realize the EU notice "was a soft advisory."
Persons: That's, Biden, Conor Cunningham, Fares, Adit Damodaran, Hopper Organizations: EU, MKM Partners, European Union, U.S, Airlines Locations: Sighs, Venice, Italy, United States, U.S, China, EU, Europe, Iceland, Croatia, Greece
Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis delivers a statement during the 8th MED7 Mediterranean countries summit, in Athens, Greece, September 17, 2021. REUTERS/Costas BaltasATHENS, Sept 19 (Reuters) - Mediterranean nations must lead the way in addressing climate change, the Greek prime minister said, warning that the cost of doing nothing was unimaginable, with mankind possibly struggling to survive beyond the turn of the next century. "I no longer want to talk about climate change. I want to talk about the climate crisis, it's already here," Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis told Reuters in an interview. read moreThe cost of the crisis was "unimaginable" on a global scale and even in terms of national economies, Mitsotakis said.
Persons: Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Costas Baltas, Mitsotakis, Nick Macfie Organizations: REUTERS, Reuters, Harvard, Glasgow, Meteorological Organisation, Thomson Locations: Athens, Greece, Costas Baltas ATHENS, Turkey, Cyprus, Spain, Germany, China
French President Emmanuel Macron delivers a statement during the 8th MED7 Mediterranean countries summit, in Athens, Greece, September 17, 2021. REUTERS/Costas BaltasPARIS, Sept 19 (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron will have a call with U.S. President Joe Biden in the next few days, the French government spokesman said on Sunday, amid a diplomatic crisis triggered by Australia's cancellation of submarine contract with Paris. read more"President Biden asked to speak to the President of the Republic and there will be a telephone discussion in the next few days between President Macron and President Biden," Gabriel Attal told news channel BFM TV. France would be seeking "clarification" over the cancellation of a submarine order, Attal said. read moreAfter the initial "shock" of the cancellation, discussions would need to take place over contract clauses, notably compensation for the French side, Attal added.
Persons: Emmanuel Macron, Costas Baltas PARIS, Joe Biden, Biden, Macron, Gabriel Attal, Attal, Gus Trompiz, Alexander Smith, Toby Chopra Organizations: REUTERS, U.S, Thomson Locations: Athens, Greece, Paris, France, Washington, Canberra, Republic
ATHENS, Sept 18 (Reuters) - Greece opened a new holding camp for migrants on Saturday on the island of Samos, close to Turkey, and said other new facilities would follow in coming months as it tightens migration policy. 1/6 A private security employee stands guard inside a newly inaugurated closed-type migrant camp on the island of Samos, Greece, September 18, 2021. Mitarachi said the new camp, which can accommodate 3,000 people, would also hold illegal migrants to be returned or deported. The number of asylum-seekers was 42,000 in August, about half the number a year ago, migration ministry data showed. Greece says it will not allow a replay of the 2015 migrant crisis and wants a joint European response.
Persons: Notis Mitarachi, Konstantinidis, Mitarachi, Alkis Konstantinidis, Angeliki Koutantou, Edmund Blair Organizations: REUTERS, Sans, EU, Thomson Locations: ATHENS, Greece, Samos, Turkey, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Evros, Turkish, Union, Lesbos, Kos, Leros
ATHENS, Sept 17 (Reuters) - Greece is on track to produce a primary surplus from 2023, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Friday, saying the country’s economy had shown resilience to the COVID-19 pandemic. “I feel comfortable that our public finances are fully sustainable,” said Mitsotakis, whose New Democracy conservatives came to power in July 2019. Greece, which saw a quarter of its national output sapped by almost a decade of financial turmoil starting in 2010, had emerged from recession in 2017. Just 7 million people visited the country last year, bringing in revenues of 4 billion euros ($4.69 billion) compared with a record 33 million tourists and revenues of 18 billion euros in 2019. Now, Mitsotakis said, Greece appeared to be on course to exceed 50 percent of 2019 visitor revenues, a factor which prompted an upwards revision of 2021 growth targets last week.
Persons: Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Mitsotakis, , ” Mitsotakis, Lefteris Papadimas, Deborah Kyvrikosaios, Jonathan Oatis Organizations: Reuters, Democracy, Finance Ministry Locations: ATHENS, Greece
Milley: Calls to China were 'perfectly' within scope of job
  + stars: | 2021-09-17 | by ( ) www.nbcnews.com   time to read: +5 min
The book says Milley told Li that he would warn Li in the event of an attack. “I think it’s best that I reserve my comments on the record until I do that in front of the lawmakers who have the lawful responsibility to oversee the U.S. military,” Milley said. Milley was appointed Joint Chiefs chairman by Trump in 2019 and has remained in that post in the Biden administration. The statement from Milley spokesman Col. Dave Butler also said that the calls were “staffed, coordinated and communicated” with the Pentagon and other federal agencies. But the book reports that Li wasn’t as easily assuaged, even after Milley promised him: “We are 100 percent steady.
Persons: Donald Trump’s, Mark Milley, Milley, Li Zuocheng, Bob Woodward, Robert Costa, Li, , ” Milley, “ I’ll, Lloyd Austin, Joe Biden’s, Bennie Thompson, Liz Cheney, Biden, Trump, Milley “, ” Biden, , Dave Butler, It’s, Li wasn’t, Sen, Marco Rubio Organizations: Joint Chiefs, Staff, Associated Press, People’s Liberation Army, Washington Post, Congress, ., . Defense, Senate Armed Services Committee, U.S, Capitol, Reps, Trump, Biden, Pentagon, AP Locations: ATHENS, Greece, Europe, United States, China, Afghanistan, Milley, U.S, United Kingdom, Russia, Pakistan
Aegean Airlines shrinks loss in second quarter, sales jump
  + stars: | 2021-09-17 | by ( ) www.reuters.com   time to read: +1 min
An Aegean Airlines Airbus A320-200 aircraft takes off from the Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport in Athens, Greece, May 16, 2016. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis/File PhotoATHENS, Sept 17 (Reuters) - Aegean Airlines (AGNr.AT) on Friday posted a smaller second-quarter loss that a year earlier as Greece's largest carrier saw traffic more than double. A net loss of 33.9 million euros ($39.91 million) for the April-June quarter was less than half the 73.4 million loss it suffered a year earlier. Sales rose 168% to 108.6 million euros. The member of the Star Alliance airlines group said flight operations in the quarter remained at just 35% of those seen in the pre-pandemic second quarter of 2019.
Persons: Eleftherios Venizelos, Alkis, Dimitris Gerogiannis, George Georgiopoulos, Jason Neely Organizations: Aegean Airlines Airbus, Eleftherios, Airport, REUTERS, Aegean Airlines, Star Alliance, Thomson Locations: Athens, Greece, ATHENS
Extreme heat ravages Greece's mussel harvest
  + stars: | 2021-09-17 | by ( Karolina Tagaris | ) www.reuters.com   time to read: +4 min
Two fishermen are seen on a boat at a mussel farm in the Thermaic Gulf, Greece, September 15, 2021. . After a summer of scorching heat and warming waters, it was "as if they boiled in their own environment", he says. "Twenty-five years in mussel farming, we did not expect - we could not imagine - this," Sougioultzis said aboard his boat in the Thermaic Gulf near Thessaloniki in northern Greece, the country's main mussel producing region. 'EXTREME PHENOMENA'Temperatures rose above 45 degrees Celsius in Greece in July and sea temperatures hit 28 degrees. In high temperatures, mussels suffer heat stress, said Basile Michaelides, professor of animal physiology at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, whose expertise includes the impact of global warming on marine life.
Persons: Sougioultzis, Konstantinos Vervitis, Basile Michaelides, Kostas Gioutikas, Eleftherios Stouraitis, Poseidon, Stelios Misinas, Gareth Jones Organizations: REUTERS, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thomson Locations: Thermaic Gulf, Greece, Thermaic, Thessaloniki, Italy, France, Spain, Athens
Wrist injury forces Pliskova out of Ostrava tournament
  + stars: | 2021-09-17 | by ( ) www.reuters.com   time to read: +1 min
Sep 8, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Karolina Pliskova of Czech Republic serves against Maria Sakkari of Greece (not pictured) on day ten of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY SportsSept 17 (Reuters) - World number three Karolina Pliskova has pulled out of next week's WTA 500 event in Ostrava due to a wrist injury, the tournament organisers said on Friday. "Unfortunately, Karolina Pliskova was forced to withdraw due to a wrist injury," the organisers said. The 29-year-old Czech, a former world number one, has been in strong form lately and reached the final at Wimbledon before a run to the quarter-finals of the U.S. Open. Reporting by Sudipto Ganguly in Mumbai; editing by Toby DavisOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Karolina Pliskova, Maria Sakkari, USTA Billie Jean King, Geoff Burke, Sudipto Ganguly, Toby Davis Organizations: USTA Billie, USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, USA, WTA, Wimbledon, U.S ., U.S, & Southern, Thomson Locations: Flushing , NY, USA, Czech Republic, Greece, Ostrava, Montreal, Cincinnati, Mumbai
US military leaders frequently cited China's growing military as challenge that's only going to grow in the coming decades. Those coming decades are also set to see intensifying climate change wreaking havoc around the world. Vadim Savitsky\TASS via Getty ImagesNone of these assessments, however, take into account the impact of climate change on China's security. China's distinct climate risks were brought to the fore in the IPCC's new report, "Climate Change 2021." He is the author of 15 books, the latest of which is "All Hell Breaking Loose: The Pentagon's Perspective on Climate Change."
Persons: Defense Lloyd Austin, Vadim Savitsky, we've, Zhu Zhe, Xi Jinping, Xi, NOEL CELIS, CCP —, Kim Kyung Hoon, China —, Thein Sein, Ng Han Guan, they'll, Joe Biden, Lance Cpl, Isaiah Gomez, , Michael T Organizations: Service, Pentagon, Defense, Senate Armed Services Committee, Getty, People's Liberation Army, PLA, Party, China Daily, PLA's, Command, PLA Air Force, People's Armed Police, PLA Rocket Forces, Chinese Communist Party, CCP, Reuters, Communist Party, Department of Defense, National Defense Strategy, US Marines, . Marine Corps, Trump, Biden, Hampshire College, Arms Control Locations: Washington, Beijing, China, United States, Russia, Algeria, Germany, Greece, Turkey, Zhengzhou, floodwater, Henan Province, , Kaifeng, Henan, AFP, Belgium, Netherlands, Zhengzhou —, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Tianjin, Hong Kong, Wuhan, Hubei province, China's, Myanmar, American, North Carolina, Hurricane Florence, Asia
Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis delivers a statement during the 8th MED7 Mediterranean countries summit, in Athens, Greece, September 17, 2021. "We need common rules regarding asylum. The issue comes against a backdrop of other tensions hovering between Turkey and the EU, specifically with Greece and Cyprus, which are both EU members. Greece and Turkey resumed exploratory talks in Athens earlier this year as they seek common ground on the long-standing maritime boundaries dispute. The exploratory talks are meant to lay the ground for formal negotiations but the two countries have made little progress.
Persons: Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Costas Baltas, Greece's, Mitsotakis, Tayyip Erdogan, I've, Erdogan, We've, Let's, let's, Marguerita Choy Organizations: REUTERS, Democracy, Reuters, EU, NATO, International Court, The Hague, Thomson Locations: Athens, Greece, Costas Baltas ATHENS, Turkey, Europe, Syria, Afghanistan, Turkish, Cyprus, The
When the U.S. Supreme Court this month declined to block a restrictive Texas law banning abortion after about six weeks into a pregnancy, abortion rights campaigners across Europe watched with dismay. Just like in Texas, the stakes are high for would-be abortion providers in Malta. For abortion rights activists in the country, the Texas ruling was a sober reminder of how far their campaign has to go. Similarly small Liechtenstein and the city state of Monaco also have restrictive laws and don’t offer abortion on demand. Abortion rights campaigners argue it will mean fit and healthy women who want a baby being forced to give birth to children with profound mental and physical disabilities.
Persons: Ivan Grech, , , Mina Tolu, Tolu, San, Mara Clarke, that’s, Clarke, Pope Francis, Carolin, ” Heilig, Heilig, Jeff J Mitchell, Bernadette Smyth Organizations: U.S, Supreme, Center for Reproductive, NBC News, Catholic, NBC, Choice Malta, Malta’s Green Party, Abortion, , Justice Party, University College London, Orthodox Church Locations: Texas, Europe, Greece, United Kingdom, France, Poland, America, Malta, Italy, Netherlands, Andorra, San Marino, Liechtenstein, Monaco, “ Poland, Slovakia, U.S, Nationalist, Ireland, Dublin, Northern Ireland, England, Wales, Scotland, Belfast , Northern Ireland, Belfast
Now she's leaving office after 16 years, many Europeans believe the country's "golden age" is over — including a majority of Germans, according to a recent poll. The poll found that many Europeans view Germany as a declining power — no more so than in Germany, where a majority (52%) hold the view that their country is past its "golden age." Merkel Vs. MacronDespite some controversial policies, Merkel, age 67, is leaving office on her terms. The highest support for Merkel in this hypothetical election was found in the Netherlands (58%), Spain (57%) and Portugal (52%). Even among the French, 32% would vote for Merkel and 20% for Macron.
Persons: Angela Merkel, Barack Obama, JIM WATSON, Chancellor Angela Merkel, Germany's, Merkel, Emmanuel Macron, Macron, Germany's Merkel, France's, she's, Donald Trump, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Christian Hartman Organizations: AFP, Getty, European Council, Foreign Relations, Macron, NATO, Germany Locations: U.S, European, Germany, Europe, Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, Grove, Watford, London, Greece, Athens, Syria
Lengthy toilet breaks may soon be thing of the past
  + stars: | 2021-09-16 | by ( Sudipto Ganguly | ) www.reuters.com   time to read: +3 min
The Greek world number three, who won the match, denied the charge and said he had broken no rules as there were no time limits on bathroom breaks. "There will be a change to the rules for bathroom breaks and on-court medical timeouts as well," an ATP source told Reuters. "I hope that before the next season begins in January, we will have a stricter rule when it comes to toilet breaks and medical timeouts." Former U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens, who sits on the WTA players council, said players who took extended bathroom breaks were guilty of gamesmanship and called for governing bodies to change rules. "I've got to stand for Stefanos Tsitsipas," Djokovic said at the U.S. Open.
Persons: Stefanos, Carlos Alcaraz, Robert Deutsch, Tsitsipas, Andy Murray, Murray, Arthur Ashe, It's, Sloane Stephens, Alexander Zverev, Novak Djokovic, I've, Djokovic, Sudipto Ganguly, Nick Mulvenney, Peter Rutherford Organizations: USTA Billie King National Tennis Center, ATP, Reuters, U.S, Former U.S, WTA, Cincinnati, U.S ., Thomson Locations: Flushing , NY, USA, Greece, Spain, MUMBAI, Flushing Meadows
Australia saw a comparable uptick, with 34 percent of people saying they are “very concerned” about climate change, a 16-point increase over 2015. Only Japan saw a significant decline in those who are very concerned about climate change. Public concern about climate change will be a key driver of negotiations among nations at the upcoming U.N. But while young people are an integral part of the solution, they are also among those most affected by climate change. "Now is the time to face the truth, listen to young people, and take urgent action against climate change."
Persons: Liz Marks Organizations: Pew Research Center, Australia, U.S, Health, University of Bath Locations: North America, Europe, Asia, Pacific, Germany, China, United States, Japan, U.S, Paris, Australia, Canada, Netherlands, Belgium, France, Greece, Italy, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan
European Commission President Ursula Von Der Leyen addresses European lawmakers on the inauguration of the new President of the United States. Speaking at her annual "State of the European Union" parliamentary address, von der Leyen described the currrent environment of foreign relations as "a new era of hyper-competitiveness." "Witnessing events unfold in Afghanistan was profoundly painful for all the families of fallen servicemen and servicewomen," von der Leyen said Wednesday. China's Climate PlanDuring her hour-long speech, von der Leyen also asked China to be more concrete about its carbon neutrality plans. The country has pledged to be carbon neutral by 2060, but for von der Leyen this is not enough.
Persons: Ursula Von Der Leyen, FRANCISCO SECO, Ursula von der Leyen, von der Leyen, Ursula von der, Leyen, Paolo Gentiloni, von der, Xi, Mateusz, Frans Timmermans, Timmermans Organizations: AFP, Getty, State, European Union, Taliban, EU, European, European Defense Union, CNBC, U.S, Politico, European Commission Locations: United States, Afghanistan, Europe, France, China, Japan, Glasgow, Spain, Greece
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