European Union

Jessica Corbett, staff writer
President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen talks during a press briefing on Covid-19 vaccination developments on April 14, 2021 in Brussels. (Photo: Thierry Monasse/Getty Images)
Growing pressure to waive IP protections comes as a new study estimates the pandemic has actually killed 6.93 million people, more than double the reported number of global deaths.
Kenny Stancil, staff writer
Protesters hold bees killed by pesticides prior to the annual shareholders meeting of German chemicals and pharmaceuticals conglomerate Bayer AG on April 26, 2019 in Bonn, Germany. (Photo: Maja Hitij via Getty Images)
"The Court of Justice has reaffirmed that protecting nature and people's health...
Jake Johnson, staff writer
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson departs from the G7 foreign ministers' meeting on May 5, 2021 in London, England.
"We urge all world leaders to see the writing on the wall and put peoples'...


With upcoming elections in a Europe beset by rising neo-Nazism, a new campaign by Swedish Social Democrats against the resurgence has a high-profile leader: Rainer Hoess, 48, the grandson of infamous Auschwitz commandant Rudolf Hoess, who presided over the murder of a million Jews and thousands of others. Hoess has spent years speaking to German schoolchildren about a Nazi influence growing now, as then, because "the social safety nets have been torn, and people are left behind...Hopelessness...