14 July 2017

Leading French and German NGOs tell Merkel and Macron: Don’t lose sight of Europe’s vision

‘Make sustainability the guiding principle of the EU’ is the core message of an open letter from European environmental groups to the German Chancellor and French […]
13 June 2017

MEPs must support, not sabotage, the Energy Efficiency Directive

The EEB strongly rejects the conclusions of Polish MEP Adam Gierek’s draft Energy Efficiency report, which was released to European Parliament’s Industry Committee (ITRE) last week. […]
16 May 2017

Revealed: leaders and laggards of EU waste policy

EU countries obstructing measures that would bring the EU closer to a circular economy are revealed – and they are not your usual suspects. NGOs led […]
11 May 2017

Overhaul of farm policy crucial for EU to meet sustainable development goals, new study shows

The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is not even delivering on its own stated objectives let alone on several of the relevant Sustainable Development Goals [1] that the […]
3 May 2017

Over 250,000 people call on European Commission to radically reform EU agriculture

Today a clear and strong message reached the European Commission: the EU’s agricultural policy needs to be radically changed. This is what 258,708 citizens and 600 […]
28 April 2017

Cleaner air the winner after Germany fails to block new EU rules

Campaigners have welcomed the EU’s adoption of new air pollution limits that could significantly reduce toxic emissions from Europe’s dirtiest power plants. The new rules, which […]
27 April 2017

Success of EC’s new nature plan will hinge on further action to tackle drivers of biodiversity loss

The European Commission’s new Action Plan to ensure EU nature protection rules are better implemented is an important step in the right direction – but the […]
26 April 2017

European NGOs call on dentists to stop mercury use on children immediately

European NGOs are calling on dentists to implement immediately the upcoming ban on mercury dental fillings for children and pregnant women. Yesterday, the EU Council adopted […]
21 April 2017

Commission must not give in to pressure to protect dirty coal

Leading environmental NGOs have written to European Commissioner Karmenu Vella [1] urging him to protect a new environmental standards document that could reduce toxic pollution and […]
5 April 2017

Air quality ruling is tip of the iceberg

The EEB welcomes today’s ECJ judgement on Bulgaria’s illegal air. [1] The ruling sends a warning signal to at least 18 other countries, including France, Germany, […]
4 April 2017

European petition demands government action to slash toxic coal deaths

Effective air pollution limits could save more than 20,000 lives every year, yet some national governments are threatening to veto EU measures to tackle toxic pollution. […]
25 March 2017

Keeping environmental protection at the heart of the European Union is an antidote to the anti-democratic forces which challenge it

As European leaders gather to celebrate the signing of the Treaty of Rome it is time to take stock of the success of the EU and […]