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
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
The EU Court of Justice rejected on Thursday a call by Poland to scrap legislation designed to increase the cost to industry of emitting greenhouse ..
News 21 Jun 2018
Bathing waters met EU quality standards at almost all bathing sites across Europe last year, according to a report published on Tuesday by the European ..
News 29 May 2018
The Bulgarian EU presidency suffered a double blow to its environmental reputation after the government lost two court cases brought against its actions in protected ..
News 30 Apr 2018
The French government could demand faster action from the European Commission on the process of eliminating dangerous pesticides from the market ..
News 24 Jan 2018
The EU Genetically Modified Organisms Directive was never intended to apply to plant strains produced by mutagenesis, a European court official indicated on Thursday ..
News 18 Jan 2018
Government delegates have endorsed a revised set of criteria for identifying endocrine disruptors in pesticides but shelved a vote on an EC proposal to ban ..
News 13 Dec 2017
The European Commission rejected on Tuesday a demand in a citizens' petition for a total ban on glyphosate use in Europe but agreed to address ..
News 12 Dec 2017
The European Food Safety Authority has rejected allegations of fraud and wilfully endangering the public after glyphosate campaigners launched legal bids in five European states ..
News 4 Dec 2017
The European Commission secured on Monday an eleventh hour deal to renew authorisation for the systemic herbicide glyphosate with Germany coming down in favour of ..
News 27 Nov 2017
The EU Court of Justice (ECJ) has threatened Poland with a daily penalty of €100,000 if it fails to comply with an injunction to halt ..
News 21 Nov 2017
The European Parliament has called on the EU executive to table legislation on “minimum standards for access to judicial review of environmental policy” and a ..
News 15 Nov 2017
The European Commission has failed to muster sufficient backing from national delegates for its proposal to renew the EU licence for glyphosate for five years, ..
News 9 Nov 2017
Activists on both sides of a divide over the use of glyphosate in Europe criticised on Monday the European Commission’s proposal to renew the permit ..
News 30 Oct 2017