Category: Europe

Dutch company Hemelswater makes beer using rainwater

The ‘Hemelswater’ beer is made with rainwater in Amsterdam, Netherlands. @Hemelswater Podcast Download this edition A little bit of rain never hurt anybody, but what happens if you have too much? People in the Netherlands have been pondering this question for years. Now one group of entrepreneurs in Amsterdam have taken the city’s frequent rainfalls

EU threatens Poland with sanctions as judiciary stand-off escalates

The European Union on Wednesday warned Poland’s right-wing government to put on hold controversial reforms to the country’s courts or risk unprecedented sanctions. In a worsening 18-month standoff between Warsaw and Brussels, the European Commission said Poland’s draft reforms could have a “very significant negative impact on the independence” of the courts. “We are very