European Parliament Rejects Reduced Emissions Trading Proposal (4/17)

By Dan Mahoney, European Affairs Editorial Assistant

In a narrow vote, 334-315, the European Parliament this week rejected a Commission proposal to reduce the amount of carbon permits granted by the EU under its Emissions Trading System (ETS). The Commission’s plan is called “backloading” because the withdrawn carbon allowances would be offered in future years.


Asia Now Spends More for Defense than Europe (4/15)

By Michael D. Mosettig, former Foreign Editor of PBS NewsHour

Some times great historical transformations come bundled in  packages of small statistics.