12 September 2018

Get banned chemicals out of consumer products, Europe demands

Chemicals long-banned by the EU are still being blended into consumer products by recyclers. The problem must end, the European Parliament is expected to signal this week. […]
11 September 2018

“Poor” air in Brussels is “good” in Krakow – EU report highlights two-tier Europe and calls air quality limits “very undemanding”

The EU’s air quality rules are still too weak to effectively protect our health, yet most governments are failing to meet their requirements, an EU body […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
17 May 2018

EU air quality limits breached on a ‘continental scale’, six countries sent to ECJ

Germany, the UK, France, Italy, Romania and Hungary have been sent to Europe’s top court for their consistent failure to tackle toxic air pollution. The six […]
15 May 2018

National air pollution plans ‘too little too late’ to avoid court

France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the UK and four other countries should this week expect to be sent to Europe’s top court for their failure to tackle […]
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 […]
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

Umweltverbände gehen vor Gericht, um EU-Grenzwerte gegen die deutsche Kohlelobby zu verteidigen

Lobbyisten der Kohleindustrie und die deutschen Eigentümer von einigen der schmutzigsten Kohlekraftwerke und Tagebaue Europas reichen Klage gegen die Entscheidung der Europäischen Kommission ein, die Grenzwerte […]