EU top court upholds neonicotinoid ban

EU top court upholds neonicotinoid ban

The European Court of Justice has rejected a challenge against the European Commission’s restrictions on a class of pesticides thought to harm pollinators, in a ruling campaigners have welcomed as a... Read more

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Carbon farming can be a “major contributor” to the EU’s climate change targets while providing a whole range of other environmental benefits, including promoting biodiversity, a European Commission study suggests.


CAP reform: Member states signal possible compromise on eco-schemes

EU agriculture ministers have indicated they support a compromise position proposed by the Portuguese government that would phase in minimum spending requirements for eco-schemes under the reformed Common Agricultural Policy.


Portuguese lithium mining project advances in the face of local opposition

Approval for Portugal’s largest prospective lithium mine has moved closer after the Portuguese environment agency agreed to open a public consultation on the controversial project, the UK-based mine-owner Savannah Resources reported last Friday.


MEPs demand RED II review address bioenergy ‘threat to forests’

A cross-party group of MEPs is calling on the European Commission “to open and amend” the bioenergy provisions in the EU’s Renewable Energy Directive.


In-depth: Scandinavia sets sights on ‘green’ mining boom

Scandinavia aims to strengthen its position as an EU mining powerhouse as part of the bloc’s sustainable raw materials drive, but industry has warned ‘red tape’ is hindering a rapid expansion.

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