Agriculture commissioner Phil Hogan has acknowledged a lack of funding in Europe to help bioeconomy start-ups scale their operations beyond the pilot phase ..
News 9 Oct 2019
- Chemicals,Products,EU's Circular Economy
An EU-financed project has used innovative technology to create new green chemicals that have the potential to greatly reduce the environmental footprint of the leather-making ..
Analysis 27 Jun 2019
- Climate,Chemicals,General Policy,Nature
A raft of environmental policy files await the incoming European Parliament and the next Commission ..
Analysis 28 May 2019
The European Parliament censured national governments and the EU executive on Tuesday over their failure to implement a 2009 directive on sustainable pesticide use ..
News 12 Feb 2019
The European Commission has authorised two strains of genetically modified maize for use in food and animal feed, having been forced to make the decision ..
News 7 Aug 2018
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
The European Commission's forthcoming proposals on nanomaterials in REACH should define the nano form of a substance as a distinct entity, an NGO has said ..
News 16 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
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