17 July 2017

The Switch July 2017

The latest edition of the EEB’s Global Policies and Sustainability Unit’s monthly newsletter ‘The Switch’ is now available. This issue includes: Editorial: Future of Europe: Commission unimaginative, […]
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 July 2017

Commission to face EU Court over authorisation of lead chromate in paint

The European Commission is facing a second court challenge for allowing a Canadian company to sell two dangerous chemicals used for road markings and painting industrial […]
13 July 2017

Attempt to weaken farm water pollution rules foiled in Parliament committee vote

Intensive farming contributes to water and air pollution, to soil damage and climate change. Yet, in a move condemned by the EEB, MEPs on Parliament’s Internal […]
4 July 2017

Uncertainty among EU countries on waste proposals threatens transition to a circular economy

Ongoing investigation by NGOs exposes divide and doublespeak among EU countries on waste law proposals. In May, an investigation by the EEB, Zero Waste Europe and Friends […]
4 July 2017

Leading environmental groups call on EU governments to stand up for the rights of citizens

The European Environmental Bureau (EEB), ClientEarth and Justice & Environment have today called on Member States to reject a proposal from the Commission that would prevent […]
4 July 2017

Monitoring EU waste law negotiations

The EU waste policy map is a tool designed by EU NGOs and their national members to monitor the ongoing negotiations on waste laws at the […]
3 July 2017

‘Good on biodiversity but poor on climate and energy’: the EEB publishes its environmental assessment of the Maltese Presidency of the EU

An assessment of the performance of the Maltese Presidency of the EU in relation to environmental issues has been published by the European Environmental Bureau (EEB). […]
30 June 2017

European Commission seeks to block access to justice for EU citizens

The European Commission yesterday took an unprecedented step to attempt to prevent access to environmental justice for its citizens, bluntly rejecting greater public accountability of the […]
30 June 2017

EU report confirms Ecolabel must keep benefiting consumers and the environment

Today the European Commission decided to maintain its EU-wide Ecolabel and ensure more products display it. The European Consumer Organisation (BEUC) and the European Environmental Bureau […]
26 June 2017

Energy ministers weaken EU energy savings obligation

Energy ministers in the EU Council today confirmed 30% energy efficiency target, but weakened the key energy saving measure to deliver it. A meeting of EU […]
21 June 2017

Closing the ‘Reality Gap’ – Ensuring a Fair Energy Label for Consumers

Strengthening product testing of dishwashers, refrigerators and televisions Last week, the European Parliament voted a revised Energy Labelling Regulation reinforcing its consumer empowerment role. Following that […]