(SOUNDBITE) (English) SWEDISH ACTIVIST, GRETA THUNBERG, SAYING: "This climate law is surrender because nature doesn't bargain and you cannot make deals with physics." The 17-year-old Swedish activist - seen here in Bristol, England, last Friday - accused EU governments and institutions of only pretending to tackle the climate crisis.
EU leaders say they're spearheading some of the most ambitious climate policies in the world.
This latest law reduces net greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2050.
It would give the EU executive powers to set tougher goals for governments every five years - but those powers only kick in after 2030.
Too late, according to environment groups.
(SOUNDBITE) (English) SWEDISH ACTIVIST, GRETA THUNBERG, SAYING: "When your house in on fire, you don't wait a few more years to start putting it out and yet this is what the (European) Commission are proposing today.
When the EU presents this climate law and net zero by 2050, you indirectly admit surrender, that you are giving up, giving up on the Paris agreement, giving up on your promises and giving up on doing everything you possibly can to ensure a safe future for your own children." The EU accounts for less than 10 percent of world greenhouse-gas emissions, but Thunberg said developed countries who'd been polluting longest had a moral obligation to lead the way and cut carbon first and fastest.
She'll lead a school strike for the climate in Brussels on Friday (March 6).
On the issue of Brexit, Boris Johnson said the likelihood of a deal was "verymuch determined " by the EU. "There's a deal to be done if they want to do it,which would, I think, benefit people on both sides of the of the channel," hesaid, adding the UK would still "prosper mightily" in the event of a no-dealBrexit.
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Top MEP and former Belgian Prime Minister, Guy Verhofstadt, told Euronews that the Hungarian Prime Minister, Viktor Orbán, is the reason why Hungary is top of the EU's anti-fraud agency's corruption list.View on euronews
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Top MEP and former Belgian Prime Minister, Guy Verhofstadt, told Euronews that the Hungarian Prime Minister, Viktor Orbán, is the reason why Hungary is top of the EU's anti-fraud agency's corruption list.
The European Parliament passed a report on Wednesday, recommending to the Commission that they propose regulations to give consumers the right to repair their electronic devices outside of the company they buy them from without devaluing the product, in a major blow to big tech companies.View on euronews
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"Throwing in the topic of abortion and holding a pseudo-tribunal on it in the middle of a raging pandemic is more than cynicism. This is political villainy," said former Polish PM and President of the European Parliament Donald Tusk.View on euronews
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Mayors responsible for two of England's biggest cities respond to news thattheir areas will be under Tier 3 coronavirus restrictions from December 2.Marvin Rees is the mayor of Bristol, while Andy Street is West Midlands mayor.
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While following a vegetarian diet can be healthy, it has to be ensured that enough important nutrients like calcium, B12 vitamin, zinc, iron are included in the diet as it can increase the risk of bone fractures for people following a meatless diet. According to a study published in the open-access journal of BMC (BIOMED CENTRAL), people who follow a vegan diet, vegetarians, and people who ate fish but not meat lacked calcium and protein required by the body and had a 43 per cent higher risk of bone fractures (total) as well as higher risks of site-specific fractures of the hips, legs, and vertebrae, compared with people who ate meat. A team of researchers at the Universities of Oxford and Bristol, UK analysed data from nearly 55,000 people in the EPIC-Oxford study, who were recruited between 1993 and 2001, many of whom do not eat meat. They were observed over a period of time to understand how certain factors like diet may affect certain outcomes including fracture risk. While assembling the whole observations, the researchers reported total of 3,941 fractures, including 566 arms, 889 wrists, 945 hips, 366 legs, 520 ankles, and 467 fractures at other main sites (clavicle, ribs and vertebrae). On the whole, more studies would be required including different populations from different regions, as well as cohorts with a certain proportion of men and women to explore possible differences causing the risk.
One is called the 'English snail' and the other the 'Marseille boar.' Together, Edmund Platt and Frédéric Munsch are walking from Marseille to Paris, collecting thousands of discarded facemasks along the way.