European stocks drop as record stimulus deal fails to stop coronavirus anxiety

European shares fell on Thursday after gaining for two straight sessions, as the still rapidly spreading coronavirus and fears of a deep global recession overshadowed optimism from a historic $2 trillion U.S. fiscal stimulus deal. The pan-European STOXX 600 index was down 2% at 0803 GMT, with German shares down 1.8% as a survey showed…

European conservatives mourn their intellectual hero – VoxEurop (English)

As conservatives on both sides of the Atlantic mourn the passing of Roger Scruton, political scientist Cas Mudde argues that the British philosopher’s relevance to “national conservatism” has long since expired. On 12 January, “the patron saint of common sense” died. If you’re not conversant with conservative media, you might have missed the passing of…

The carbon footprint of European ships – VoxEurop (English)

The first of its kind, a new study quantifies the volume of European shipping companies’ greenhouse gas emissions. Despite being among the most polluting companies, European fleets are under no obligation to reduce their emissions. In 2018, European maritime transport for both goods and passengers poured around 139 million tons of CO2, the most widespread…

David Casa MEP calls for European Council intervention to defend #RuleOfLaw in #Malta

In a letter sent today (25 November), Casa stated: “Malta has been gripped by crisis from the moment the late Daphne Caruana Galizia reported on the Panama Papers. It was a scandal that exposed corporate structures reeking of money laundering and connected to secretive deals with Azerbaijan. Those involved were Prime Minister Muscat’s closest political allies….