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 […]
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 […]
19 October 2020

Farm ministers resist EU Green Deal

Farm ministers today gave a cool welcome to EU plans for new laws to greatly reduce pesticides, fertilisers and boost ecological farming. At a meeting in […]
14 October 2020

Chemical detox plan for Europe announced

Major reforms could rapidly reduce chemical pollution   NGOs welcome action on “serious and growing” threat   Ban for PFAS, the ever-lasting poison in drinking water […]
14 October 2020

Commission proposal to strengthen access to justice tackles main obstacle but falls short overall

The EU has taken an important first step to correct a glaring imbalance in access to justice to protect the environment with a proposal from the […]
13 October 2020

Coup for big farmers worth € billions in EU payments

Transition to agro-ecological farming could be “frozen” until 2027   13 October 2020, Brussels – The future of ecological farming in Europe is hanging in the […]
12 October 2020

German city threatened by Polish coal mine joins call on EU to uphold water laws

Zittau, 12 October 2020 – The controversial Polish Turów lignite mine is polluting the Lusatian Neisse River, and causing subsidence that could damage houses across the […]
1 October 2020

Toxic shock: health officials block progress on chemical safety

1 October 2020, Brussels – Health officials in Brussels are blocking progress on the biggest upgrade of EU chemical safety laws in a decade, according to […]
30 September 2020

As Czech government prepares to take Poland to court for illegal mining, activists urge European Commission to act

Campaigners call on the European Commission to start an infringement procedure immediately against Poland for the Turow mine’s illegal water grab. [1] Environmental groups welcome the […]
25 September 2020

European Parliament must show greater ambition on climate migration, civil society groups urge

A resolution being drafted by the European Parliament’s Development Committee must raise the bar on EU action to mitigate the impact of climate change on vulnerable […]