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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
7 December 2017

Curtailing methane emissions long overdue, say MEPs

Methane is 86 times worse for global warming than carbon dioxide. And today MEPs on Parliament’s Environment and Industry committees have called on the Commission to […]
2 November 2017

Challenge to EU leaders: It’s time to move Europe Beyond Coal

Health, environment and climate groups are calling on the European Union to hasten the move away from coal and other fossil fuels and towards clean renewable […]
2 November 2017

Most EU countries failing to ensure effective access to industrial pollution information

More than half of the EU’s Member States are failing to share crucial information about highly-polluting activities effectively online.  Many are failing to meet even the minimum […]
26 October 2017

Switzerland must enact full mercury export ban say environmental groups

Fifty environmental groups are calling on Switzerland to match their words with action by fully banning mercury exports. Just weeks after Switzerland held the first COP […]