Europe 'needs to act urgently' to halt deforestation, Italy's agriculture minister said on Monday during an EU Council debate that saw broad support for addressing ..
News 14 Oct 2019
Xylella, the Japanese beetle and the Asian long-horned beetle are among a range of species that attack plants and trees that the European Commission has ..
News 11 Oct 2019
The European Commission’s authorisations of genetically modified crops against the majority wishes of lawmakers is an 'aberration', according to the chair of the European Parliament's ..
News 10 Oct 2019
MEPs have given the green light to Janusz Wojciechowski to be the next agriculture commissioner after a second hearing that followed his failure to persuade ..
News 9 Oct 2019
- Climate,General Policy,Nature
Environment ministers are unlikely to agree on upping the EU's 2030 climate target, but the number of countries opposing a 2050 net-zero goal has fallen ..
News 3 Oct 2019
Despite striving to reassure Green MEPs of his ecological credentials, the future of EU commissioner-designate for agriculture, Janusz Wojciechowski, hangs in the balance ..
News 2 Oct 2019
Finland’s environment ministry is seeking regional partners in a plan to use gypsum to reduce fertiliser run-off from fields into the Baltic Sea by as ..
News 17 Sep 2019
Consumer risk from the exposure of pesticides in combination is below the threshold that would justify regulatory action, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has ..
News 17 Sep 2019
MEPs could reach new compromises on contentious proposals to reform the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy after agreeing proposals in April that would weaken the scheme’s ..
News 9 Sep 2019
Italy has failed to implement EU measures to halt the spread of a disease ravaging olive groves across southern Europe, the European Court of Justice ..
News 6 Sep 2019
- Climate,Nature,Paris Agreement
Pressure is mounting on the EU over its free trade agreement with the Mercosur bloc of South American countries in the light of global outrage ..
News 27 Aug 2019
Campaigners have asked the European Commission to register an EU-wide petition for synthetic pesticides to be phased out by 2035 ..
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
France’s state environment agency is launching new studies to better understand the properties of glyphosate, the near ubiquitous herbicide ..
News 23 Jul 2019
Campaigners have accused the European Commission of hindering the development of methods to test for a new generation of genetically modified food and feed imports ..
News 19 Jul 2019