The European Parliament’s environment committee voted overwhelmingly on Thursday against an attempt to block a near-complete ban on the use of three bee-harming neonicotinoid pesticides ..
News 22 Jun 2017
EU environment ministers meeting on Monday called for “substantial improvements” in the implementation of the EU’s nature laws as they rubberstamped a new plan to ..
News 20 Jun 2017
Agriculture ministers agreed on Monday on a “final push” for a deal on EU-wide rules on organic farming, after a discussion that nevertheless laid bare ..
News 12 Jun 2017
MEPs restated on Thursday a call to make financial security measures such as environmental liability insurance obligatory for operators in sectors with the potential to ..
News 8 Jun 2017
The European Commission’s plan to enforce the EU nature laws is “clearly heading for failure” unless conservation provides tangible benefits for farmers, the lobby group ..
News 6 Jun 2017
Countries have backed action against marine litter and harmful fisheries subsidies as the UN’s first ever dedicated talks on ocean conservation kicked off in New ..
News 5 Jun 2017
The failure of European governments to agree on “minor points” on harmonising rules on organic produce could sink a reform bill after more than three ..
News 1 Jun 2017
Nitrate residues from fertilisers are a “core problem” affecting Germany’s groundwater, and should be subject to stricter limits under European law, according to the trade ..
News 26 May 2017
The European Commission faced calls to ensure that farmers comply with EU water and pesticide laws in return for subsidies as ministers met to discuss ..
News 24 May 2017
MEPs have disputed the European Commission’s claim that EU talks on a new organic farming law have resolved most sticking points, citing concerns over rules ..
News 17 May 2017
An EU study has challenged the carbon neutrality of energy from wood after finding that forests can take centuries to re-absorb the CO2 generated by ..
News 11 May 2017
EU agriculture commissioner Phil Hogan criticised environmental NGOs on Thursday for aggressively lobbying in Brussels over agricultural policy reform, advising them to focus on national ..
News 11 May 2017
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Commentators have questioned whether France’s president-elect Emmanuel Macron will have the will and the parliamentary support to push through measures such as a coal phaseout ..
News 9 May 2017
Experts have voiced mixed opinions on the European Commission’s suggestion that smaller and greener farms could be prioritised for payments under a reformed Common Agricultural ..
News 3 May 2017
Environmentalists criticised on Thursday a European Commission action plan for implementing the nature laws for lacking any additional funding for environmental protection ..
News 27 Apr 2017