Commission gives green light to eight GMOs

European Commission officials have authorised the import of six varieties of maize and two varieties of soybean that have been genetically modified, after EU member states failed to reach an... Read more

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Commission to target global impact of ‘fast fashion’ in textiles strategy

An upcoming EU strategy to reduce the environmental damage caused by the textile industry will seek to clean up global supply chains through improved product traceability, according to a roadmap published on Tuesday.


EU moves to ban ‘unsustainable’ batteries by 2027

Within seven years, all rechargeable batteries marketed in Europe could have to comply with strict standards on carbon footprint, recyclability and ethical sourcing of raw materials, but green groups say new proposals set the bar too low on lithium recycling requirements.


MEPs support root-and-branch overhaul of rules on product sustainability

The EU should put in place comprehensive rules guaranteeing the right to repair, tackling ‘planned obsolescence’ and providing warranties that reflect the expected lifespan of a product, the European Parliament has agreed.


Member states beef up amended ecodesign rules

The European Commission has modified its draft text amending ecodesign regulations after member states voted to remove a number of amendments that campaigners warned would lessen the positive impact of the rules.


EU warned carbon border tax preparations ‘started on wrong foot’

The EU’s plan to impose new tariffs on more carbon intensive imports could face a major international backlash unless officials can show it is not simply a revenue-raising measure, according to policy experts.

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