19 June 2017

Boost for Europe’s wildlife as action to halt nature loss gathers speed – EEB calls on politicians to keep up momentum

Europe’s most iconic animal and plant species have been given a glimmer of hope today as EU environment ministers rubber-stamped a new Action Plan [1] to […]
14 June 2017

Reprieve for nature on farms: attempt to sabotage pesticides ban fails in Parliament vote

Farmers across Europe who have been receiving several billions of euros of public money a year under the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) for improving nature on […]
13 June 2017

European Parliament should be a leader in the fight against climate change

A crucial European Parliament climate vote on binding annual greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions targets for EU countries will take place on Wednesday 14 June. The Effort […]
30 May 2017

MEPs determined to defend environmentally-harmful model of farming at all costs

A move to ban pesticides on areas of farms dedicated to nature conservation has shamefully been shot down by a strong majority of MEPs on Parliament’s […]
6 March 2017

150 Civil society groups call for reform of European agricultural policies

Over 150 European civil society organisations representing environmental and social justice networks, organic farmers, pastoralists, peasants, sustainable forestry groups, health groups, animal welfare organisations, consumer rights […]
7 December 2016

Nature dodges bullet: huge public campaign saves EU nature laws

European Commission confirms EU nature protection laws will be saved after record-breaking campaign – now put the laws to work, say NGOs President Juncker and his […]
7 December 2016

Nature dodges bullet huge public campaign saves EU nature laws

European Commission confirms EU nature protection laws will be saved after record-breaking campaign – now put the laws to work, say NGOs   President Juncker and […]
29 November 2016

Greening measure to protect nature on farms will be environmentally ineffective, new study shows

EU Member States’ demand for flexibility undermines key CAP measure A new study has revealed that ‘Ecological Focus Areas (EFAs)’ – a flagship Common Agricultural Policy […]
21 September 2016

One step closer to much-needed scrutiny of EU farm policy

The EEB’s proposal for an in-depth review of EU farm policy has been given the stamp of approval today by a key European Commission advisory group. […]
7 September 2016

Tweaking Rural Development policy will not deliver for environment and countryside – full CAP overhaul needed

The European Environmental Bureau (EEB) and BirdLife Europe have warned that new proposals [1] made by Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan to revitalise rural areas and promote […]
14 July 2016

Cosmetic changes won’t make CAP greening credible

A Commission proposal for a pesticide ban on areas set aside for nature protection will be discussed at a meeting of EU agriculture ministers in Brussels […]
13 July 2016

EU takes important step in fight against Invasive Alien Species

The European Commission has today published its first list of invasive alien species (IAS) which identifies 37 non-native plants and animals which pose a significant threat […]