Dutch cities have helped to secure Europe’s global leadership in electric vehicles, but the country is struggling to decarbonise the power these use, according to ..
News 7 Mar 2017
Brussels will consider new indicators to measure whether EU funds for Natura 2000 sites improve conservation after EU auditors found fault with countries’ management of ..
News 21 Feb 2017
Germany, France, the UK, Spain and Italy could all be taken to the EU court this year if they fail to tackle nitrogen dioxide pollution ..
News 15 Feb 2017
Two-thirds of UN natural heritage sites are under increased threat from human activities, while the situation in Europe has improved, a new study co-authored by ..
News 14 Feb 2017
Greening will be the second major focus in the next reform of the Common Agriculture Policy after resolving budget issues due to Brexit, a senior ..
News 10 Feb 2017
MEPs have called on the European Commission to consider the environmental implications of the construction of large EU-funded transport infrastructure to connect EU countries over ..
News 19 Jan 2017
- Waste & Resources,The EU's Circular Economy package
Action to tackle Europe's mountain of food waste has been “fragmented and intermittent” with simple and effective measures ignored in favour of grand policy announcements, ..
News 17 Jan 2017
- Pollution,General Policy,Nature
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
- Climate,Pollution,General Policy
The European Commission is seeking views on what a multilateral investment court should look like if it is to gain approval from opponents of the ..
News 3 Jan 2017
Leaked documents suggest that Poland is planning a major overhaul of its legal framework for nature protection, which NGOs have warned will be detrimental to ..
News 12 Dec 2016
- Waste & Resources,General Policy,Nature
EU member states have proposed setting up specialist police and legal units to tackle environmental crime after UNEP and Interpol highlighted it as a “growing ..
News 12 Dec 2016
- Waste & Resources,Products,Markets & Corporate
The EU risks supply bottlenecks of several materials used in wind, photovoltaic and electric vehicle technologies without improved recycling and EU production, the Joint Research ..
News 2 Dec 2016
The EU Court of Justice has ruled that information requests on pesticides should be granted across the bloc and cannot be rejected on grounds of ..
News 23 Nov 2016
The European Commission published on Tuesday plans to integrate the UN Sustainable Development Goals for 2030 into EU policy over the next few years ..
News 22 Nov 2016