9 January 2020

Finnish EU presidency’s environmental scorecard: Good, could do better

Finland’s presidency of the EU, in the second half of 2019, performed well on the circular economy, chemicals and wellbeing, and made significant efforts on climate, […]
11 December 2019

Next 12 months crucial as Green Deal commits EU to “deeply transformative policies”

The European Commission has responded to calls for climate and environmental action by publishing plans for a European Green Deal including the promise of “deeply transformative […]
9 December 2019

Industry wish list ‘copy & pasted’ into EU Green Deal

End chemical pollution – union, consumer and green groups demand The EU risks missing a major opportunity to protect workers, consumers and the environment from serious […]
2 December 2019

Media Briefing on European Green Deal: early test of Von der Leyen’s commitment to environment

On Wednesday 11 December 2019, the European Commission is expected to announce details of its European Green Deal in Brussels – potentially an era-defining policy for […]
2 December 2019

Still too hard to access environmental information in the EU – EEB report

A new report by the European Environmental Bureau shows that it is still too difficult to access information on environmental matters across the European Union. More […]
29 November 2019

EU Commission to get tougher on air quality laggards – Fitness Check concludes

Brussels, 29 November 2019 – The European Commission has published its conclusions on the Fitness Check of the EU Ambient Air Quality Directive, at the Clean […]
29 November 2019

EU unblocks international process to improve tracking of industrial pollutants, but access to information is still limited

At the meeting of the United Nations’ Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) on the international pollution data protocol, the EU gave its green light to improve […]
28 November 2019

‘Flood’ of toxic Chinese toys threatens children’s health

Phthalates found in children at harmful levels in 13 out of 15 EU countries Brussels, 28 November 2019 – Government officials are facing a ‘flood’ of […]
27 November 2019

Amazon, eBay among websites found selling illegal mercury-laced skin lighteners

158 products tested in 12 countries: 60% contained too much mercury  Some products had tens of thousands of times more mercury than legal limit International coalition […]
19 November 2019

Johanna Sandahl elected new President of Europe’s largest environmental network

Members of the European Environmental Bureau (EEB) have elected Johanna Sandahl, President of the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation, as the network’s new President. Sandahl was […]
8 November 2019

Biggest ever human screening for toxic chemicals in Europe

– Chemical safety laws are failing, NGOs warn – Brussels to strengthen regulations this winter   Evidence of widespread contamination from harmful man-made chemicals has triggered […]
16 October 2019

Air pollution: New figures reveal extent of problem, but ten governments fail to plan

Poor air quality is putting our health at stake, reveals the European Environment Agency in a new report released today – but campaigners warn national action […]