Natural water purification across Europe is becoming “unsustainable” in many countries despite this process being worth an estimated €16 billion a year, a JRC study ..
News 4 Jan 2017
- Waste & Resources,Pollution
France breached the EU’s waste water treatment law after failing to treat this waste stream in 11 smaller agglomerations across the country, the EU Court ..
News 25 Nov 2016
The European Commission has asked the EU Court of Justice to fine Spain over €46 million for delaying measures to comply with a previous judgement ..
News 17 Nov 2016
- Waste & Resources,The EU's Circular Economy package
EU minimum standards for reused water could cover microbial contaminants, nutrients and chemicals, according to a consultation seeking input on how the new EU policy ..
News 31 Oct 2016
The EU will co-fund a €400m research programme set up between Mediterranean countries to promote sustainable water and food management in the climate change-stricken region ..
News 24 Oct 2016
- Pollution,Markets & Corporate
EU companies and hospitals have been linked to drug-resistant bacteria breeding in polluted water at antibiotics manufacturing sites in India in a report released on ..
News 19 Oct 2016
The UK government has been referred to the EU Court of Justice for failing to protect marine mammals as part of the European Commission’s latest ..
News 30 Sep 2016
- Climate,General Policy,Nature
More research is needed to assess how EU member states are implementing the Water Framework Directive, a recent study has found ..
News 15 Aug 2016
- Pollution,General Policy,Nature
The Polish government “may have compromised” the EU’s Water Framework Directive by failing to transpose key definitions or set adequate monitoring requirements, according to the ..
News 4 Jul 2016
- Waste & Resources,Pollution,Nature
The EU court has hit Portugal with a €3m fine and daily penalties of €8,000 for failing to implement the Urban Waste Water Directive ..
News 23 Jun 2016
The European Commission has set tougher rules for treating and managing waste water from chemical processes ..
News 14 Jun 2016
The European Chemicals Agency has announced plans to propose an EU-wide restriction on use of lead shot for hunting in wetlands ..
News 27 May 2016
The Scottish government has been reported to the European Commission over claims that it is failing to protect wild salmon and sea trout populations from ..
News 16 May 2016
A nine-year dispute over the legality of a hydropower plant in Austria has ended with the ruling that the facility does not breach EU environmental ..
News 9 May 2016
Irish political parties negotiating the formation of a new government have agreed to suspend domestic water charges, risking an infringement of the Water Framework Directive ..
News 29 Apr 2016