Forty-four landfills in Italy have failed to comply with EU rules designed to prevent or reduce their environmental and health impacts, the European Court of ..
News 21 Mar 2019
- Waste & Resources,Pollution
European scientists have detected nine types of microplastics in stool samples from a worldwide sample of subjects, in the first study of its kind. ..
News 23 Oct 2018
- Waste & Resources,General Policy
The European Parliament’s environment committee has backed a report which calls for pollutant-free drinking water for all European Union citizens ..
News 12 Sep 2018
- Waste & Resources,Infringements Dashboard
The EU's highest court has fined Slovakia €1m for failing to shut down a huge rubbish dump five years after it was ordered to do ..
News 5 Jul 2018
New EU directives setting binding requirements and strict rules on waste management have been published in the Official Journal of the Union and will enter ..
News 15 Jun 2018
- Climate,Energy,Transport,Waste & Resources,General Policy
The European Commission has tabled legislative proposals to increase investment in environmental and energy infrastructure as part of the EU’s post-2020 budget ..
News 6 Jun 2018
Italy has been fined €25m by the EU Court of Justice for failing to to implement European law on the selection and treatment of urban ..
News 4 Jun 2018
The issue of renewables is a hot one, especially in light of the current European Parliament and EU Council negotiations on the revised renewable energy ..
Comment 18 Apr 2018
- Transport,Waste & Resources
Shipping giant Seatrade has been found guilty of breaking EU waste export laws in the sale of end-of-life ships to South Asian shipbreaking yards ..
News 16 Mar 2018
Last Wednesday, the European Parliament finally voted on the renewable energy directive (RED II) file. Many rejoiced - although some may have been just happy ..
Comment 23 Jan 2018
- Energy,Waste & Resources,EU's Circular Economy
Current EU renewable energy policy encourages incineration instead of recycling by offering financial incentives for generating energy from residual waste ..
Comment 9 Jan 2018
- Waste & Resources,EU's Circular Economy
Many German collection and recycling systems for waste electrical and electronic equipment are inconvenient for consumers, not offered nationwide and rely on risky postal transport ..
News 16 Oct 2017
The European Commission has urged Spain to put an end to its “systemic breach” of EU rules by sealing and regenerating inert waste landfills ..
News 6 Oct 2017