2 August 2018

EEB publish Memorandum to the Austrian Presidency of the European Union

This Memorandum reflects on the issues that the EEB would like to see advanced during the Austrian Presidency. The most important issues are highlighted in the […]
1 August 2018

Eleven governments ask EU to help hide their air pollution failure

After breaching their national air pollution limits, eleven governments have asked the European Commission to effectively raise their ‘emission ceilings’. Green groups have warned that the […]
18 July 2018

Waste no more: Introducing Europe’s new waste laws

Europe has officially adopted new laws to prevent waste and boost recycling. July 2018 – European leaders have approved higher recycling targets and new measures to […]
4 July 2018

Bulgaria failed to prioritise nature during its EU Presidency but made good efforts on energy and circular economy

An assessment of the performance of the Bulgarian Presidency of the EU has found that it failed to prioritise and protect nature in the EU and […]
3 July 2018

More action needed to clean up rivers and lakes – EU Environment Agency report

A new report published today by the European Environment Agency shows that the vast majority of the EU’s lakes, rivers, coastal waters and groundwater fail to meet […]
29 June 2018

EEB sets Austria ‘ten green tests’ to improve Europe’s environment

The Austrian EU Presidency will be judged on climate action, the response to the ongoing biodiversity crisis and agricultural policy reforms, among other burning issues, according […]
19 June 2018

Energy efficiency compromise fails Paris Agreement

The European Union has tonight agreed to increase its energy efficiency by 32.5% by 2030. This figure falls well short of the binding target of at […]
18 June 2018

EU governments dust off rarely used treaty article to take Commission to task on environmental justice failings

EU Member States have today invoked a little-used treaty article to call on the European Commission to take steps to address the EU’s shortcomings when it […]
14 June 2018

Limited progress on renewables overshadowed by collapse of energy efficiency talks

The European Union has agreed a 32% target for renewable energy after earlier talks on energy efficiency failed to reach a deal. While a compromise agreement […]
12 June 2018

Industry spending millions to avoid warning labels for cancer-linked chemical

The chemical industry is spending millions to stop people finding out about the potential carcinogenic properties of titanium dioxide, a whitening chemical used in a wide […]
6 June 2018

New campaign warns UN sustainability goals meaningless if inequality not tackled

 Without action on global inequality countries won’t achieve a set of UN goals that aim to end poverty and protect the planet – the Sustainable […]
5 June 2018

European Chemicals Agency favouring microplastics industry opinion over scientific evidence of environmental damage

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has been favouring industry during its initial gathering of evidence on microplastics, prompting environmental organisations to remind ECHA not to overlook […]