The European Parliament’s lead MEP on the post-2020 sustainability rules for biofuels is set to propose limiting EU bioenergy support to energy produced from waste ..
News 6 Jun 2017
The Greens have taken legal action in a bid to force the European Food Safety Authority to release data relating to non-public studies of glyphosate ..
News 1 Jun 2017
New Eurostat figures show three-quarters of EU freight continue to be transported by road despite a push by policymakers towards greener trains and inland ships ..
News 26 May 2017
The Greens and environmentalists welcomed on Tuesday a ruling by the EU court that a recently initialled EU-Singapore trade deal cannot be adopted without the ..
News 16 May 2017
A court ruling is set to force the European Commission to consider a European citizens’ initiative (ECI) urging it to pull the EU out of ..
News 10 May 2017
Green MEP Bas Eickhout has been urged by fellow lawmakers to consider the impacts of his “ideological” proposal to target a 25% share of electric ..
News 4 May 2017
- Waste & Resources,General Policy
Spain is in breach of the EU's Waste Framework Directive for failing to bring 61 landfill sites into line with environmental safety rules, the EU ..
News 15 Mar 2017
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