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EC urges quick adoption of diesel test rules

The European Commission has said it is “crucial” in the midst of the Volkswagen scandal that member states clarify their position on new emissions test rules for diesel cars this month

Chemicals, Pollution & Nature European Parliament, outside

Parliament calls for EU disaster risk facility

The European Parliament has called for an EU-wide industrial disaster risk-sharing facility to be set up to cover any costs going beyond mandatory financial securities

Chemicals, Pollution & Nature

MEP attempts to block new pesticide

An MEP is seeking to block the market entry of a new pesticide that poses a risk to bees by objecting to the European Commission’s proposal on maximum residue levels in food and feed

Transport, Pollution & Nature Volkswagon logo (credit: Kristian Kirk Mailand/123RF)

Countries divided on diesel test amid VW crisis

Sources close to talks on a new EU emission testing regime for diesel cars say it is too early to tell whether the Volkswagen pollution scandal will lead to more stringent rules

Climate, Energy Fossil fuels, coal mining

Spanish coal subsidy plan breaks EU rules – regulator

A Spanish government plan to subsidise the use of domestically mined coal for electricity generation contravenes EU rules on state aid, Spain’s national competition and markets commission has warned

Climate, Transport Fossil fuels, oil fields

NGO warns of fuel CO2 law integrity risk

An NGO has called on the European Commission to take steps to ensure emission reductions under the Fuel Quality Directive are not just hot air

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Biodiversity Protection

People: Karmenu Vella (CC BY SA 3.0)

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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