Methane emissions on a downward trend, but accelerated cuts needed to meet EU climate targets

While emissions of methane across the European Union have decreased over past years, the overall reduction in emissions needs to accelerate to meet 2030 and 2050 EU climate objectives. Increased global efforts to reduce methane emissions would also be needed to mitigate global warming in the short term, according to a European Environment Agency (EEA) […]

Euro area insurance corporation statistics: third quarter of 2022

Total assets of euro area insurance corporations amounted to €8,266 billion in third quarter of 2022, €209 billion lower than in second quarter of 2022 Total insurance technical reserves of euro area insurance corporations dropped to €5,944 billion in third quarter of 2022, down €216 billion from second quarter of 2022

ECHA’s scientific committees support limiting lead use for outdoor shooting and fishing

ECHA’s Committees for Socio-Economic Analysis and Risk Assessment back the proposed restriction on the use of lead in ammunition for hunting, outdoor sports shooting and in fishing. The restriction could prevent over 600 000 tonnes of lead from being released into the environment, save millions of birds from lead poisoning and protect children in hunter […]

Monetary developments in the euro area: October 2022

Annual growth rate of broad monetary aggregate M3 decreased to 5.1% in October 2022 from 6.3% in September Annual growth rate of narrower monetary aggregate M1, comprising currency in circulation and overnight deposits, decreased to 3.8% in October from 5.6% in September Annual growth rate of adjusted loans to households decreased to 4.2% in October from 4.4% in September Annual […]