22 February 2018

Polish air quality ruling is warning to ‘toxic bloc’ governments

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled against Poland for persistently breaching EU air quality limits and failing to act quickly enough to improve the […]
30 January 2018

European Commission tells air pollution ministers: inaction has consequences

Environment ministers from the Czech Republic, Germany, Spain, France, Italy, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia and the United Kingdom today failed to convince European Commissioner Vella that they had […]
26 January 2018

MEDIA BRIEFING: EU ‘toxic bloc’ air pollution summit

EEB’s Question and Answer Introduction to Next Week’s Summit What’s happening? The European Commission has summoned ministers from countries that are facing court action for breaking […]
19 January 2018

‘Toxic bloc’ summit welcome, but no substitute for legal action

Environment ministers from nine EU Member States are being hauled to Brussels to answer questions about their failure to cut air pollution. European Commissioner Vella will […]
17 January 2018

MEPs approve energy savings to rescue Europe’s climate policy

The European Parliament has backed a more ambitious target for energy efficiency in a vote in Strasbourg today. A 35% binding target in the Energy Efficiency […]
17 January 2018

MEPs back reining in methane emissions

Sustainable farming across Europe is only possible if emissions of methane – a greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming – are tackled alongside carbon dioxide […]
16 January 2018

The European Commission steps forward to reduce plastic pollution

The European Commission has stepped forward today to address plastic pollution with the release of its Strategy on Plastics in the Circular Economy, says the Rethink […]
22 December 2017

‘Good on chemicals and Aarhus, poor on climate and fisheries’ – Europe’s biggest network of environmental groups publishes its assessment of the Estonian Presidency of the EU

An assessment of the environmental performance of the Estonian Presidency of the EU has been published by the European Environmental Bureau (EEB). Following a systematic assessment […]
15 December 2017

Two-faced EU governments are gutting Europe’s key climate law, say 6 NGOs

EU governments must step back from irreparably weakening Europe’s biggest climate law, six of Europe’s leading environmental NGOs have said, after talks between member states and […]
11 December 2017

New research challenges countries reporting highest recycling rates

A new report published by environmental consultancy Eunomia Research & Consulting Ltd with the support of the European Environmental Bureau (EEB) reveals that the world’s leading […]
7 December 2017

National inaction and Commission delays undermining EU air quality protections

More than ten months after calling out five Member States for their failure to tackle air pollution, the European Commission has missed another opportunity to hold […]
4 December 2017

Cut waste, end pollution – NGOs tell UN in Nairobi

As the third session of the UN Environment Assembly gets under way in Nairobi, the European Environmental Bureau (EEB) calls for global action on the waste […]