The European Commission should significantly improve the way plant protection products are assessed, applied and monitored within the EU, a European Parliament inquiry committee has ..
News 6 Dec 2018
- Waste & Resources,Pollution,Nature
An EU-wide study of water bodies near intensive livestock farms has revealed the presence of over 100 different plant and animal protection products, including several ..
News 30 Nov 2018
European lawmakers finally reached agreement on a new EU fertiliser regulation on Wednesday morning, with the first-ever EU-wide limit on cadmium in phosphate fertilisers. ..
News 20 Nov 2018
- Climate,General Policy,Nature
Europe's response to an increasing risk of flooding has been stymied by a failure to allocate funding where it is needed, while the potential for ..
News 20 Nov 2018
EU chemical-related policies should be enhanced to allow for the use of sustainable and safe substances, the Austrian Presidency of the EU Council has said ..
News 9 Nov 2018
French farmers will no longer be authorised to use pesticides linked to a recent outbreak of respiratory illnesses, France’s Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational ..
News 5 Nov 2018
France has prohibited the use of metam sodium pesticides for three months after dozens of farmworkers and residents in western France fell ill in four ..
News 26 Oct 2018
All ongoing evaluations of plant protection products for renewal of EU authorisation will have to be assessed against new criteria for identifying endocrine disrupting chemicals ..
News 25 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
- Waste & Resources,Pollution,EU's Circular Economy,Nature
The European Commission is spearheading a new international network to encourage the responsible use and disposal of plastics ..
News 26 Sep 2018
The campaign group WWF warned that a lack of political will, rather than a lack of EU legislation, is jeopardising Europe's rivers, as government and ..
News 20 Sep 2018
- Climate,Waste & Resources,Nature
Freshwater and marine ecosystems in Europe face increasing pressure from human activity, the EEA says in a new report that comes as the EU reviews ..
News 3 Sep 2018
Plant strains whose genone has been tweaked using advanced laboratory techniques are GMOs and should be subject to strict control before marketing or release into ..
News 25 Jul 2018