Science and progress should prevail when dealing with advanced plant breeding technologies, health and food safety commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis has said ..
News 29 Sep 2017
- Markets & Corporate,Nature
European Greens and NGOs want plants produced by new techniques that enable targeted genome mutations to be classified as genetically modified organisms ..
News 27 Sep 2017
The European Parliament’s environment committee voted on Tuesday to reject the imports of a range of new genetically modified maize varieties ..
News 21 Mar 2017
EU Commissioners have agreed a pared-down list of products to be candidates for energy efficiency standards, with kettles making a come-back despite resistance from the ..
News 9 Nov 2016
The European Parliament’s environment committee voted on Monday to object to renewing EU authorisations to cultivate three genetically modified maize varieties ..
News 4 Oct 2016
The EU’s first specific business-to-business energy label and new ecodesign requirements will apply to business-use refrigerators in the EU starting today ..
News 1 Jul 2016
- Pollution,Products,General Policy,The EU's Circular Economy package,Packaging,Packaging
EU member states have criticised the European Commission for continuing to delay the publication of an ecodesign work plan as part of its new circular ..
News 21 Jun 2016
- Waste & Resources,Products,General Policy,Packaging,Packaging
Only three EU countries and two regions have adopted strategies on material resource efficiency, a survey by the European Environment Agency has found ..
News 10 Jun 2016
Extended producer responsibility schemes have been effective in driving resource efficiency across the EU’s major economies but they are falling short when it comes to ..
News 18 May 2016
EU standards body CEN-CENELEC has published guidance to help improve the climate change resilience and testing procedures of European products ..
News 6 May 2016
- Products,Markets & Corporate
New public procurement rules which will allow public authorities to prioritise environmental requirements come into force this week ..
News 20 Apr 2016
The European Commission should reconsider the migration limit for zinc set out in the 2011 regulation on plastic food contact materials, according to the European ..
News 4 Mar 2016
The European Ombudsman has called on the European Commission to comply with the legal timescale for decisions on licensing imports of genetically modified food and ..
News 19 Jan 2016
Novel plant breeding techniques that interfere with plants’ genetic processes should not be allowed in organic farming and should be regulated under the EU’s GMO ..
News 15 Jan 2016