18 April 2018

Waste no more: Introducing Europe’s new waste laws

The European Parliament has adopted new laws to prevent waste and boost recycling. April 2018 – The European Parliament has formally approved higher recycling targets and […]
18 April 2018

Beach artists take a spectacular stand against plastic pollution

Artists have created enormous etchings on beaches across Europe during April to protest against plastic pollution. Tagged with the #BreakFreeFromPlastic movement hashtag, the works come in […]
18 April 2018

Business as usual for waste incineration as ‘updated’ EU protections match or weaken existing guidelines

A three-year process to update EU environmental standards for waste incineration plants could be about to lead to new rules that most currently operating facilities already […]
30 March 2018

Industry attempts to limit human health protections must be resisted – NGOs tell health and environment commissioners

Leading health and environmental groups have strongly condemned industry claims that human health concerns fall outside of the scope of EU‘s industrial pollution legislation. In a […]
28 March 2018

Delays and secrecy surround governments’ plans to tackle air pollution

Government plans to tackle Europe’s air quality crisis are either being deliberately kept secret or are ‘completely inadequate’, air quality campaigners have concluded after a series […]
21 March 2018

Calls for EU budget to put people and planet first gather steam

  A host of academic institutions, a diverse range of civil society groups, and a number of businesses and trade unions [1] have called on the […]
19 March 2018

Farm ministers in tangle over direct payments as EU financial watchdog issues ‘business as usual’ warning on future of farm policy

A new report from the European Court of Auditors (ECA) has branded the changes suggested in the Commission’s plans for an overhaul of the Common Agricultural […]
8 March 2018

Ministers’ farm fantasy risks decreasing CAP legitimacy further

Ahead of a meeting of EU farm ministers on 19 March, the EEB has criticised them for putting together draft conclusions that are based entirely on […]
6 March 2018

Precautionary in principle, flawed in fact: European Commission review accepts environmental groups’ criticism of chemical regulation

Environmental groups have welcomed a European Commission evaluation that accepts key criticisms of the EU’s flagship chemical regulation. A five-year review of the REACH regulation echoes […]
28 February 2018

Environmental groups take legal action to defend EU rules from coal industry attack

Coal industry lobbyists, and the owners of the some of Europe’s dirtiest coal plants and mines, are suing the European Commission over a decision to update […]
26 February 2018

Green activists disrupt tech conference

Environmental activists disrupted the world’s largest mobile phone conference with a provocative piece of 3D pavement art highlighting the growing problem of electronic waste.     […]
23 February 2018

Environmental policies need to be implemented better, the EEB tells Environment Ministers in open letter

The European Environmental Bureau (EEB) has published a letter sharing its views on some of the issues on the agenda of the forthcoming EU Environment Council, […]