Euro area monthly balance of payments: July 2021

Current account recorded €22 billion surplus in July 2021, unchanged from the previous month Current account surplus amounted to €320 billion (2.7% of euro area GDP) in 12 months to July 2021, up from €232 billion (2.0%) one year earlier In financial account, euro area residents’ net acquisitions of non-euro area portfolio investment securities totalled €961 billion and […]

World’s First 5-Country Biosphere Reserve will Benefit People and Nature in the ‘Amazon of Europe’

With the world facing climate and nature crises, UNESCO’s designation today of the Mura-Drava-Danube (MDD) as the world’s first ‘5-country biosphere reserve’ represents a historic step towards a new era for people and nature in Europe as well as an international model for regional conservation, climate resilience and sustainable development.

World’s First 5-Country Biosphere Reserve will Benefit People and Nature in the ‘Amazon of Europe’

With the world facing climate and nature crises, UNESCO’s designation today of the Mura-Drava-Danube (MDD) as the world’s first ‘5-country biosphere reserve’ represents a historic step towards a new era for people and nature in Europe as well as an international model for regional conservation, climate resilience and sustainable development.

Joint efforts for better knowledge about maritime transport and the environment

The European Environment Agency (EEA) and the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) have recently published the European Maritime Transport Environmental Report (EMTER), which is a joint assessment about the environmental impacts of maritime transport in Europe. We interviewed Stéphane Isoard, Head of group for water and marine topics at the EEA, who was leading the […]