National courts are entitled to enforce EU air quality standards, according to an opinion issued on Thursday by an advocate general at the EU Court ..
News 28 Feb 2019
The EU is home to nine out of the 10 cities with the world’s highest rate of deaths attributable to air pollution from vehicle traffic, ..
News 27 Feb 2019
The 2027 deadline to meet environmental and pollution limits for Europe’s rivers and lakes could be difficult to meet with many EU countries falling short ..
News 26 Feb 2019
The European Chemicals Agency has compiled an inventory of over 400 chemicals widely added to plastics in a move to speed up risk assessments and ..
News 22 Feb 2019
A coalition of more than 100 organisations has warned that a revision of the EU Water Framework Directive (WFD) could delay a 2027 deadline by ..
News 14 Feb 2019
Campaigners have called on the EU executive to publish an overdue 'strategy for a non-toxic environment' ahead of this year's European elections ..
News 13 Feb 2019
The more disadvantaged of Europe’s citizens are the most exposed to the negative consequences of air pollution and other environmental issues, a new report finds ..
News 4 Feb 2019
- Climate,Pollution,Markets & Corporate,Nature
Investors in corporate bonds should be more assiduous in screening companies for their environmental and climate impact, campaigners said on Thursday as they published a ..
News 31 Jan 2019
Seven out of eight member states have failed to fully implement the EU’s ambient air quality (AAQ) directive, according to an audit report published on ..
News 31 Jan 2019
New proposals for restrictions on microplastics will be published by the end of the month, the European chemicals agency (ECHA) has said ..
News 18 Jan 2019
Transport in Europe is costing more than €1trn a year through air pollution, carbon emissions and other ‘external costs’ largely met by society at large ..
News 17 Dec 2018
The current European Commission is not planning to produce a long awaited 'strategy for a non-toxic environment' before it leaves office, the head of its ..
News 6 Dec 2018
- Waste & Resources,Pollution,Nature
An EU-wide study of water bodies near intensive livestock farms has revealed the presence of over 100 different plant and animal protection products, including several ..
News 30 Nov 2018
Governments are seeking to weaken regulations on the quality and environmental standard of Europe's lakes and rivers, the campaign group WWF warned on Wednesday ..
News 28 Nov 2018
- Waste & Resources,Pollution
Almost half of the 260,000 tons of sewage sludge produced by Portugal’s wastewater treatment plants in the first half of 2018 was disposed of illegally ..
News 30 Oct 2018