16 August 2017

New treaty’s entry into force set to curtail global mercury crisis, say NGOs

Today’s entry into force of the Minamata Convention establishes the first new multilateral environmental agreement in over a decade.  The Zero Mercury Working Group* has been […]
1 August 2017

JOB VACANCY: EU Policy Director

This high profile position in the largest network of environmental citizens’ organisations in Europe offers the successful candidate the opportunity to be at the cutting edge […]
20 July 2017

JOB VACANCY: Communications Assistant

The European Environmental Bureau is looking to recruit a Communications Assistant to help with the digital output of the organisation. We are looking for a highly […]
7 June 2017

European chemical law has made a difference but still needs to be implemented properly warn EEB

After 10 years of chemicals legislation, REACH, we still need to do much more to protect people and the environment effectively. Europe’s flagship chemicals legislation, REACH, […]
2 June 2017

EEB calls for tough response to US withdrawal from Paris Agreement

The European Environmental Bureau (EEB) has strongly condemned the decision of US President Donald Trump to abandon the Paris Agreement and called for a robust response. […]
25 March 2017

Rome Declaration acknowledges our need for a sustainable Europe, now our leaders must deliver

As thousands of European’s took to the streets today to #MarchForEurope, EU leaders sent a message that puts sustainability into the vision for Europe. The European […]
21 December 2016

EEB calls on incoming Maltese EU Presidency to stand up for people and planet

2016 is certainly not a year that will be omitted from the history books, though unfortunately more for bad rather than good reasons. In terms of […]
9 December 2016

EEB welcomes strengthening of EU mercury laws

The EEB today welcomed the deal struck in the early hours of yesterday (7 December) by the European Commission, EU Member States and the European Parliament […]
7 December 2016

New initiative on nanomaterials will not improve transparency

NGOs say new initiative by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) aimed at improving transparency around the use of nanomaterials is not fit for purpose. On 7 […]
29 November 2016

Civil society calls for ban on dental amalgam

Europe will imminently decide the fate of dentistry’s most controversial procedure: the use of mercury-based dental fillings, known as amalgam.  It is condemned as a risk […]
13 October 2016

EU back on track to address global mercury crisis

The European Parliament’s Environment Committee (ENVI) voted this morning (13 October) to strengthen the European Commission’s proposal for a mercury regulation [1]. This moves the EU […]
3 October 2016

Fashionable cosmetics more important than health for European Chemicals Agency

ECHA, the European Chemicals Agency, today recommended that EU companies are allowed to carry on using chromium trioxide in lipsticks and perfume caps and for other […]