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General Policy Janez Potocnik (Credit: World Economic Forum)

Barroso Commission wraps up environment work

The current European Commission will not issue any new environmental initiatives before its term draws to a close, outgoing commissioner Janez Potočnik said

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Investors back CO2 pricing ahead of climate summit

Institutional investors worth $24 trillion have backed carbon pricing as a means of pushing investment into climate action, ahead of next week’s global summit in New York

Chemicals Chemicals, pesticides

Study questions EU pesticide approval process

The approval process for pesticides is deeply flawed due to poor guidance from EFSA, an NGO has claimed after investigating risk assessment reports for seven pesticides

Pollution & Nature Industrial emissions 2

Experts aim to tailor LCP guidance to plants’ needs

Experts finalising guidelines on reducing air pollution from large combustion plants aim to make the rules a better fit for installations that need to be more flexible and burn low-quality fuel

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New EU Commission

Jean-Claude Juncker (photograph: European People's Party, CC BY 2.0)

Incoming Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker announced a new Commission structure and team on 10 September.

Malta's Karmenu Vella will take over a merged environment and fisheries brief and has been charged with reviewing the EU's nature laws.

Spain's Miguel Arias Cañete will lead on energy and climate, under the leadership of vice-president for energy union Alenka Bratušek of Slovenia.

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