The European Commission must step in to protect a site home to hundreds of rare plants and animals, environmentalists urge ..
News 1 Aug 2019
Several governments are on their way to court and others have been given final warnings over breaches to a raft of EU environmental legislation ..
News 25 Jul 2019
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
Although passenger planes have flown thousands of times with biofuel-kerosene blends in their tanks, the total amount of aviation biofuels used worldwide remains negligible ..
Comment 21 Jan 2019
The Finnish biofuel producer and oil refiner Neste disputed on Wednesday claims in a report by environmental campaigners that it plans to use palm oil ..
News 9 Jan 2019
EU environment ministers have backed European Commission proposals for the bloc’s first ever CO2 emission reduction targets for trucks, despite MEPs and environmentalists demanding higher ..
News 3 Jan 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