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Experts aim to tailor LCP guidance to plants’ needs18 Sep 2014 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
Audit finds limited use of EU fund for biodiversity17 Sep 2014 Some member states have not used any of their European Regional Development Fund money for 2007-13 to support biodiversity, the European Court of Auditors found
CAP greening plans vary widely, EC warns16 Sep 2014 Member states’ rural development programmes for 2014-20 show widely varying approaches to ‘greening’ agriculture, a senior European Commission official has said
Lower emissions ceilings are not enough30 May 2014 The EU's air quality package will not deliver the improvements Europe’s atmosphere desperately needs, says Professor Roy Harrison
Beware of biodiversity offsetting craze25 Mar 2014 Although it looks like a promising nature protection tool on paper, Hannah Mowat of NGO FERN warns offsetting may lead to net loss of biodiversity
Liability directive needs time to succeed4 Jul 2013 Revising the Environmental Liability Directive following next year’s review of the 2004 law would be premature, says consultant Barbara Goldsmith
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New EU Commission
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.