Environment ministers are set to call on the European Commission to speed up work on chemicals policy, and demand delivery of an overdue ‘strategy for ..
News 11 Jun 2019
Germany has “made it clear” that it does not want any changes to the EU's Water Framework Directive at an informal meeting of environment ministers ..
News 22 May 2019
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Fully implementing the EU’s environmental legislation could save the EU economy around €55 billion a year, environment commissioner Karmenu Vella has said ..
News 5 Apr 2019
The Swedish Chemicals Agency (KEMI) says that the country’s goal of a non-toxic environment will not be achievable under existing policy and plans ..
News 1 Apr 2019
Of 345 million tonnes of chemicals consumed annually in the EU, almost two-thirds are hazardous to health, the United Nations has noted as it warns ..
News 12 Mar 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
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
The EU is failing to meet its objectives to protect biodiversity and natural capital, while efforts to tackle air and water quality are stalling, the ..
News 29 Nov 2018
Germany’s Federal Environmental Agency is set to adopt new requirements for the authorization of pesticides in a bid to end the use of the controversial ..
News 6 Nov 2018
More than 110 campaign groups, legal and scientific experts have called for reform of the EU pesticides regulation regime to better protect the environment and ..
News 31 Oct 2018
Germany’s environment secretary Svenja Schulze has unveiled wide-ranging proposals to protect insect life, including changes to the country’s agricultural support schemes ..
News 12 Oct 2018
Environmental groups are urging the general public to defend a key piece of EU legislation protecting Europe's lakes and rivers amid a 'fitness check' of ..
News 9 Oct 2018
European countries are making progress on identifying and treating contaminated land, according to a new study from the EU’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) ..
News 24 Sep 2018
Environmental campaigners have renewed calls for the EU to ban glyphosate following a landmark court ruling in the United States ..
News 14 Aug 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