Buzzing off! 1 in 10 wild bees faces extinction in Europe, study warns — RT News

Southern europe

Southern europe (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is an important and worrying scientific study reported in Russia’s RT News. It worth a read. Check it out!

via Buzzing off! 1 in 10 wild bees faces extinction in Europe, study warns — RT News.

The problem seems to be more acute in parts of Southern Europe, and more in the East. The main culprit seems to be modern farming methods.

Perhaps, it’s time to reform the Common Agricultural Policy of the EU, with an environmental bias?

Thoughts?

 

EU exit will cost Britain £55billion every year unless borders are kept open – Telegraph

English: Nigel Farage at Lord's cricket ground...

English: Nigel Farage at Lord’s cricket ground, London, summer 2009, Sunday of the Ashes Test match (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is an alarming report from influential think-tank, Open Europe, published in the Telegraph. It’s a must-read. Check it out!

via EU exit will cost Britain £55billion every year unless borders are kept open – Telegraph.

The article tries to explain vastly different Brixit scenarios, each with eye-watering financial consequences. The article takes a swipe an one of the worst scenarios being that proposed by Nigel Farage.

What is clear is that there is enormous risk associated with a Brixit. Mitigation strategies are difficult to envision as so much depends upon the final treaty terms negotiated in a Brixit.

Let me ask an open question:

To understand the complexity of negotiating a Brixit’ perhaps we should reflect on the divergent negotiating positions of nations, ahead of the Versailles Treaty in 1919?  

Thoughts?