21 November 2017

Not fit for purpose – NGOs present Fitness Check of the Common Agricultural Policy

The results of a new study show that the current CAP, accounting for almost 40% of the EU budget (almost 60 billion EUR per year), is […]
8 November 2017

The EEB elects new President

Members of the European Environmental Bureau (EEB) voted yesterday to re-elect Jouni Nissinen, Head of the Environmental Policy Unit at the Finnish Association for Nature Conservation, […]
4 November 2017

Blockadia map reveals global rise of anti-fossil fuel blockades

A new interactive map shows the rise of Blockadia: the direct-action phenomenon of people putting their bodies in the way of fossil fuel projects.[1] In the […]
2 November 2017

Challenge to EU leaders: It’s time to move Europe Beyond Coal

Health, environment and climate groups are calling on the European Union to hasten the move away from coal and other fossil fuels and towards clean renewable […]
2 November 2017

Most EU countries failing to ensure effective access to industrial pollution information

More than half of the EU’s Member States are failing to share crucial information about highly-polluting activities effectively online.  Many are failing to meet even the minimum […]
26 October 2017

Switzerland must enact full mercury export ban say environmental groups

Fifty environmental groups are calling on Switzerland to match their words with action by fully banning mercury exports. Just weeks after Switzerland held the first COP […]
24 October 2017

MEPs vote to rein in toxic fertilisers

Years of use of mineral fertilisers rich in cadmium – a dangerous carcinogen – has polluted soil and the crops that grow our food, leading to […]
23 October 2017

A growing number of European citizens demand sustainable food supply chains

Cheap prices are no longer the only driver for consumers. A growing number of Europeans are demanding information about the origin of the products they consume. […]
11 October 2017

Concerns raised about industry influence over exemptions for cancer linked chemicals

The European Environmental Bureau (EEB) has expressed concerns to the European Commission over the involvement of an industry consultant in recommendations to create exemptions for the […]
11 October 2017

Farming contributes to deadly levels of air pollution, new report

400,000 Europeans die every year as a result of air pollution from several sources – including from agriculture. That’s the main finding from a new European […]
9 October 2017

EEB provides input to the EU Environment Council Meeting, Brussels 13 October 2017

The European Environmental Bureau (EEB) has provided input to Environment Ministers ahead of the EU Environment Council Meeting in Brussels on 13 October. The EEB has […]
28 September 2017

As new global mercury treaty enters into force, worldwide mercury production skyrockets

This week 156 countries convened for the first meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention on mercury — yet at the same […]