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
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
MEPs rejected a European Commission proposal to allow EU countries to ban genetically modified food and feed on their territory ..
News 13 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
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
The European Commission is considering giving member states an opt-out of EU level authorisations for genetically modified (GM) food and feed imports ..
News 8 Apr 2015
Norway’s Environment Agency has urged the government to ban the cultivation of MON810 genetically modified (GM) maize authorised in the EU ..
News 9 Mar 2015
The European Parliament’s environment committee has voted in favour of granting the member states the right to ban the cultivation of genetically modified (GM) crops ..
News 11 Nov 2014
MEPs have picked ALDE member Nils Torvalds as the parliament rapporteur on biofuels; his colleague Frédérique Ries will lead work on GM crops ..
News 6 Aug 2014
Environment ministers meeting in Luxembourg agree to allow bans on genetically modified crops that have been authorised at European level ..
News 12 Jun 2014
A compromise text agreed by national diplomats would allow member states to opt out of EU authorisation for new crops and licence renewals ..
News 30 May 2014
More than half of the 225 climate and environmental projects to win EU funding from the under the LIFE+ programme this year are in Spain ..
News 1 May 2014
A decree published on 15 March cites a number of new studies which it says clearly show the GM maize threatens the environment ..
News 17 Mar 2014