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Green law remains number one for non-compliance

Environmental legislation remained the area where most infringement cases remained open in 2014 despite a slight drop from the previous year, according to European Commission statistics
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Sustainable development goals agreed

Diplomats meeting at the UN have adopted 17 sustainable development goals for the next 15 years, including taking “urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts”.
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MEPs condemn GM import proposal

MEPs from across the political spectrum want to reject the European Commission’s proposal to allow member states to ban genetically modified food and feed on their territory
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MEPs back TTIP talks by large majority

MEPs have given a strong mandate to the European Commission to negotiate a trade deal with the US, including a mechanism for resolving investors’ disputes with regulators
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Green public procurement’s growing pains

Greening public buying has been on the agenda for many years but progress on the ground has been slow. Roz Bulleid looks at what policymakers are doing to help
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Biodiversity Protection

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At a meeting in Brussels on 12 May, EU environment ministers discussed the importance of integrating biodiversity protection into other policy areas.

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