19 June 2017

Boost for Europe’s wildlife as action to halt nature loss gathers speed – EEB calls on politicians to keep up momentum

Europe’s most iconic animal and plant species have been given a glimmer of hope today as EU environment ministers rubber-stamped a new Action Plan [1] to […]
27 April 2017

Success of EC’s new nature plan will hinge on further action to tackle drivers of biodiversity loss

The European Commission’s new Action Plan to ensure EU nature protection rules are better implemented is an important step in the right direction – but the […]
23 March 2017

Green shoots for rewilding

A coalition of five organisations have kicked off a new initiative to promote and strengthen the EU ecological restoration agenda. By signing a Memorandum of Understanding, […]
23 March 2017

Civil society call to fix broken EU farm policy gains ground

Over 140 organisations from all over Europe – representing consumers and the food sector, and those working to promote environmental protection, health, and animal welfare – […]
2 February 2017

Lack of scrutiny over future developments’ impact on protected areas

Required procedures for assessing the potential negative environmental impacts of future developments on protected areas [1] in Europe are too often not carried out properly – […]
7 December 2016

Nature dodges bullet: huge public campaign saves EU nature laws

European Commission confirms EU nature protection laws will be saved after record-breaking campaign – now put the laws to work, say NGOs President Juncker and his […]
7 December 2016

Nature dodges bullet huge public campaign saves EU nature laws

European Commission confirms EU nature protection laws will be saved after record-breaking campaign – now put the laws to work, say NGOs   President Juncker and […]
29 November 2016

Greening measure to protect nature on farms will be environmentally ineffective, new study shows

EU Member States’ demand for flexibility undermines key CAP measure A new study has revealed that ‘Ecological Focus Areas (EFAs)’ – a flagship Common Agricultural Policy […]
7 September 2016

Tweaking Rural Development policy will not deliver for environment and countryside – full CAP overhaul needed

The European Environmental Bureau (EEB) and BirdLife Europe have warned that new proposals [1] made by Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan to revitalise rural areas and promote […]
13 July 2016

EU takes important step in fight against Invasive Alien Species

The European Commission has today published its first list of invasive alien species (IAS) which identifies 37 non-native plants and animals which pose a significant threat […]
22 March 2016

115 NGOs call for major review of EU food & farming policy

CAP needs root-and-branch change   115 leading environmental, health, and social NGOs are calling on European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker to initiate an in-depth review of […]
2 February 2016

European Parliament shows real ambition on nature protection

A huge majority of MEPs from all political groups has sent a strong message to the Commission and Council today by adopting a key report which calls […]