Lead shot ban over wetlands inches towards final approval

A long awaited EU ban on the use of lead shot for hunting in wetlands is set to come into force after MEPs voted down the main objection to the measure in a plenary vote on Wednesday.

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Member states say no to ‘common forestry policy’

The European Commission must respect national governments’ right to decide their own forestry policies when drawing up its post-2020 forest strategy, member states agreed on Monday.


Mining firms ready to ramp up EU raw material extraction

Public resistance to domestic mining is undermining efforts to reduce the EU’s dependence on imports of metals essential to the clean energy transition, an industry spokesman and German government official agreed on Monday.


Blog: A million voices call on Brussels to end Europe’s complicity in deforestation

The European Commission is facing a deluge of responses to its consultation on tackling the deforestation in supply chains. Robert Hodgson asks how it will cope.


Commission launches consultation on Zero Pollution Action Plan

The European Commission launched on Wednesday a public consultation on a Zero Pollution Action Plan for air, water and soil, intended to deliver one of the key promises of the European Green Deal.

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Romania deforestation: MEPs demand action against ‘massive violations’ of EU law

The European Commission must act quickly against the “ruthless greed and large-scale corruption” driving the destruction of some of Europe’s last remaining primary forests in Romania, according to a cross-party group of MEPs.

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