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25 February 2021

EU microplastic ban just got closer – with major loopholes

Pollution reduction target impossible to meet without improvements, NGOs warn   25 February 2020, Brussels – EU plans to stop firms adding microplastic to almost all […]
10 February 2021

European Parliament demands first-ever EU targets to reduce over-consumption

MEPs confirm push for targets to reduce resource use by 2030 and bring EU consumption within planetary boundaries by 2050 – an unprecedented move that could […]
26 January 2021

Serbia’s public electricity company faces court for breaching toxic emission limits

Cross-border pollution from Serbian coal plants threatens EU citizens’ health Environmental campaigners have taken legal action against Serbia’s state-owned electricity company EPS for exposing Serbian and […]
18 December 2020

False ceilings: Only Belgium and Slovakia are on track to meet EU air pollution targets, report finds

All of the EU’s member states but two have failed to show how they will slash air pollution to comply with the emissions limits set out […]
11 December 2020

Coal firms get €50+ million ‘free pass’ on water bills – investigation

Hidden subsidies for major polluters, while public forced to pay Auf Deutsch | W języku polskim 11 December 2020, Brussels – Officials are shielding the coal […]
10 December 2020

Sustainable batteries: Revised EU laws can pave way for greener transport

EU officials want to make durable, repairable, and recyclable batteries the norm. From transport to energy storage, this is the way forward to reduce the environmental […]
8 December 2020

Make-or-break talks on EU climate action to begin this week

National governments hope to reach a common position on Europe’s emissions reduction for 2030 in a key meeting this Thursday. The bloc’s 27 heads of state […]
23 November 2020

Three quarters of EU urban population exposed to toxic air as governments fail to cut emissions

Air pollution health impacts make us more vulnerable to Covid-19, report highlights Most Europeans living in cities are still breathing air that is dangerous to their […]
20 November 2020

Making Europe work again: A blueprint for employment and wellbeing in post-pandemic EU

The economic downturn triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic has led to millions of job losses. But it need not be so. A new report provides a […]
19 November 2020

EU offshore wind strategy must ensure protection of marine habitats

NGOs welcome a proposal to scale up offshore windfarms but raise concerns over its potentially negative impact on marine habitats. UPDATE: This press release was updated […]
23 October 2020

Updated: Mid-term environmental report card for German EU presidency

The EEB has released its mid-term scorecard for the German presidency of the European Union. Germany has so far prioritised the environment, performed well on biodiversity and made some progress on climate, despite the challenges […]
21 October 2020

EU locks in billions of euros to nature-trashing farming

Thunberg: “this isn’t how democracy is supposed to work” Transition to ecological farming frozen, say NGOs The EU has voted through hundreds of billions of Euros […]