The European Parliament has called for tighter rules on environmental liability, including mandatory insurance for operators and better guidance for member states ..
News 27 Oct 2017
A failure to renew the licence for herbicide glyphosate in the next few weeks would represent a "serious threat" for EU crops, farming lobbies Copa ..
News 8 Apr 2016
A dozen of Europe’s protected natural areas are at risk of environmental damage because EU member states have failed to implement the Birds and Habitats ..
News 8 Apr 2016
The European Commission should reconsider the migration limit for zinc set out in the 2011 regulation on plastic food contact materials, according to the European ..
News 4 Mar 2016
- Climate,Energy,Waste & Resources,Chemicals,Pollution,Nature
Latest official statistics paint a mixed picture of environmental progress in agriculture and forestry ..
News 18 Feb 2016
All member state decisions to implement national bans on cultivation of genetically modified (GM) crops look set to go ahead as the scrutiny periods pass ..
News 5 Nov 2015
- Waste & Resources,Pollution
The EU’s €300m plan for tackling illegal logging is poorly designed and implemented and has produced only “meagre” results in 12 years, EU auditors said ..
News 22 Oct 2015
MEPs rejected a European Commission proposal to allow EU countries to ban genetically modified food and feed on their territory ..
News 13 Oct 2015
The European Parliament has called for an EU-wide industrial disaster risk-sharing facility to be set up to cover any costs going beyond mandatory financial securities ..
News 8 Oct 2015
Germany has become the 15th member state to signal that it will introduce a national ban on GM cultivation ..
News 1 Oct 2015
News 25 Sep 2015
The Portuguese government has published legislative proposals to tackle soil contamination at brownfield sites by requiring site operators to obtain soil quality certificates ..
News 14 Sep 2015
The chair of the European Parliament’s environment committee has called for MEPs to reject the European Commission’s proposal to extend member states’ power to ban ..
News 30 Jun 2015
The European Commission’s proposal to allow countries to enact national bans on genetically-modified (GM) food and feed has been accused of being seriously flawed ..
News 22 Apr 2015