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 […]
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 […]
2 May 2018

EU budget lacks ambition to address climate challenges and sustainability, says EEB

The European Environmental Bureau (EEB) warns that the EU budget proposal does not go far enough to bring down carbon emissions, reverse biodiversity loss or mainstream […]
26 April 2018

Nature (in)Action Plan: EU countries lag behind

A year after a Commission ‘Action Plan’[1] stated EU governments should better implement nature protection rules, a new report assessing 18 EU countries shows that all […]
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 […]
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 […]
29 November 2017

Nice try – but Hogan’s direction of travel not on course to sustainable farming

While Commissioner Phil Hogan’s new results-based plan for the future of EU farm policy – presented today in Brussels – sounds attractive, it remains to be […]
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 […]
15 September 2017

EU slammed for lack of respect for rule of law on environmental justice

A day after European Commission President Juncker declared the rule of law to be one of three principles that must anchor the European Union in his […]
13 September 2017

State of the Union: Action more than words are needed to make Europe a leader on climate change

The European Environmental Bureau (EEB) welcomes President Juncker’s aim to keep Europe as a leader on climate change but regards this as meaningless without commitments to […]