The lack of EU legislation for certain food contact materials has led to “diverging” national rules with potential impacts on food safety and trade, European ..
News 20 Jan 2017
Emissions from the global aviation sector will continue to rise in spite of the offset-based system proposed by the International Civil Aviation Organization, according to ..
News 1 Jul 2016
Environment MEPs have called on the European Commission to confirm criteria to identify endocrine disrupting chemicals to address risks posed by their presence in food ..
News 25 May 2016
Most EU member states have backed calls to develop specific restrictions for contaminants in food contact materials, a recent European Parliament survey has found ..
News 13 May 2016
- Waste & Resources,Packaging,Packaging
Member states must tighten controls over producers and importers of food contact materials, according to the MEP leading a review of industry rules ..
News 3 May 2016
Noise limits should not be set at EU level, the railway industry has said. But NGOs are in favour of the introduction of such limits ..
News 7 Apr 2016
The European Commission is consulting on the effectiveness of the 2002 Environmental Noise Directive, including whether EU noise limits or targets are needed ..
News 5 Jan 2016
EU member states must use a common methodology for calculating noise exposure after 2018 under recently adopted rules ..
News 4 Aug 2015
News 22 May 2015
Over 125 million Europeans are exposed to noise levels above EU guidance, according to the first assessment of the problem by the European Environment Agency ..
News 19 Dec 2014
An impact assessment is due to be completed early next year but it will be up to the next Commission to decide whether to take ..
News 12 Aug 2014
- Climate,Energy,Transport,General Policy
The Parliament is working its way through a packed agenda in its final plenary session, with more than a dozen environment-related votes scheduled ..
News 16 Apr 2014
A report for the government has recommended implementing lower speed limits on major roads and streets to achieve the 2020 target ..
News 25 Feb 2014
EU legislators agreed on Monday that the European Commission should only have the right to be informed of local noise restrictions ..
News 28 Jan 2014
Manufacturers will have to comply with new limits proposed by EU member states. MEPs won some concessions, for example on labelling ..
News 8 Nov 2013