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Environment commissioner passes Parliament test

MEPs will give the green light for Karmenu Vella to be the next EU commissioner for environment, fisheries and maritime affairs following his European Parliament hearing on Monday

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F-gas imports and exports grow

EU imports and exports of climate-warming fluorinated gases increased in 2013, the European Environment Agency said on Tuesday

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Member states split on ETS reform start date

Member states pushing for an early start date for carbon market reform do not have a qualified majority, according to the European Commission's top climate official

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Brussels consults on EDC criteria

The European Commission is consulting on how to identify endocrine disrupting chemicals for the purposes of regulating pesticides and biocides

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Industry debates CO2 market stability reserve

The energy sector would benefit from carbon market reform happening as early as 2017, according to an official at Czech government-owned power utility ČEZ

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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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