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    • Waste & Resources,Pollution

    MEPs call for tougher global action on marine litter

    MEPs have called on the Commission and member states to do more to take tougher action on marine pollution by voting through a resolution an ..
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    • Waste & Resources,EU's Circular Economy,Packaging,Packaging

    EU plastics strategy focuses on recycling drive

    The European Commission has set out plans to increase the recyclability of packaging in a 'plastics strategy' that also called for increased recycling facilities and ..
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    • Energy

    Commission warns MEPs against bioenergy restrictions

    It would be impractical and unnecessary for the EU to ban the burning of whole trees as a renewable fuel source, climate and energy commissioner ..
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    • Waste & Resources

    Portuguese agency 'manipulated' recycling figures

    An environmental NGO has accused Portugal’s environment agency of inflating the country’s recycling rate for 2016 by incorrectly including around 270,000 tonnes of waste that ..
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    • Chemicals

    Seven new SVHCs announced by ECHA as list grows

    The European Chemicals Agency has added seven substances of very high concern and updated the entry for bisphenol-A, as the list of SVHCs hits 181 ..
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    • Nature

    EU shelves plans for legal guidance on ‘new’ GMOs

    The European Commission has put on ice plans to issue legal guidance on whether the products of new plant breeding techniques should be subject to ..
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    • Energy,Transport

    EP urged to keep 7% crop-based biofuels cap

    Bioethanol lobby group Epure has called on the European Parliament to retain a 7% cap on crop-based biofuels post-2020 ahead of a vote on reforms ..
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    • Transport

    100 natural gas vehicle stations to be built in France

    One hundred new natural-gas vehicle filling stations will be built across France, the government has announced, as part of its commitment to support the sector ..
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    • Energy,Transport

    EU backs renewable gas transport project in Ireland

    Ireland’s gas grid operator and research institute NUI Galway have secured EU funding for a renewable gas-based project to lead what they call a “transport ..
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    • Energy,Paris Agreement

    MEPs demand funding boost for clean energy

    The EU should pump at least €120bn into research and innovation in its next budget and boost the portion aimed at low-carbon energy by 50% ..
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    • Climate,Energy,General Policy

    German parties commit to 2020 climate targets

    Major party leaders in Germany have said they remain committed to the country’s 2020 climate targets and will phase out coal, in an outline agreement ..
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    • Energy

    Generator joins boycott of Portuguese energy tax

    Portugal’s main electricity generator EDP has joined oil firm Galp in refusing to pay a special energy sector contribution launched by the Portuguese government in ..
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    • Chemicals

    EU sees ‘time to act’ on pollinator decline

    The European Commission has launched a public consultation in order to formulate a policy response to dramatic falls in the populations of bees and others ..
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    • Energy,Pollution

    Bulgaria appeals against EC’s crackdown on coal

    Environmental groups have condemned Bulgaria’s decision to join Poland in appealing against a European Commission decision to impose stricter limits on toxic pollutants from large ..
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    • Waste & Resources,Packaging,Packaging

    Italy’s new rules on plastic bags for food criticised

    New rules to cut the use of plastic bags in Italy have been brought into force, but the measures have been criticised by consumers and ..
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