The campaign group WWF warned that a lack of political will, rather than a lack of EU legislation, is jeopardising Europe's rivers, as government and ..
News 20 Sep 2018
Atmospheric mercury levels are five times above natural levels in Europe despite a raft of EU legislation to control the poisonous heavy metal, according to ..
News 19 Sep 2018
The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess whether German carmakers BMW, Daimler, Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche colluded to restrict diesel emissions treatment ..
News 18 Sep 2018
Italy’s minister for the environment Sergio Costa has announced plans to set stricter limits for polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in groundwater to tackle water pollution ..
News 13 Sep 2018
A Bavarian court will ask the the European Court of Justice (ECJ) to review whether German courts can imprison officials for failing to act on ..
News 28 Aug 2018
The French government has said it will take action on chemicals which pollute the ocean and coral reefs ..
News 7 Aug 2018
- Waste & Resources,Pollution
Spain has been fined €12 million by the EU Court of Justice for an 18-year delay in implementing the urban wastewater treatment directive ..
News 26 Jul 2018
The density of dams, weirs and locks on Europe's rivers is far higher than previously thought, posing a grave threat to river ecosystems, according to ..
News 20 Jul 2018
Spain, Portugal and Romania could face referral to the ECJ and potential hefty fines if they do not comply with environmental legislation within the next ..
News 19 Jul 2018
German environment NGO Deutsche Umwelthilfe has taken the German government to court over claims that it failed to act in tackling water pollution ..
News 18 Jul 2018
The European Commission has warned that governments may face legal action over a failure to implement EU water quality legislation, as a report published on ..
News 3 Jul 2018
The EU Court of Justice rejected on Thursday a call by Poland to scrap legislation designed to increase the cost to industry of emitting greenhouse ..
News 21 Jun 2018
- Waste & Resources,Pollution,Nature
The European Commission and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) have adopted a new roadmap on joint marine conservation work ..
News 21 Jun 2018
The EC's decision not to refer Spain to the ECJ for ongoing breaches of EU air quality limits will promote repetition of these infringements, according ..
News 18 May 2018
The European Commission should send nine governments to Europe’s highest court for failing to demonstrate that they have taken adequate measures to tackle air pollution, ..
News 15 May 2018