6 June 2016

Time for EU to walk the talk on 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda

SDG Watch Europe, an alliance of 70 organisations including the European Environmental Bureau (EEB) and Plan International, has today (6 June) written to European Commission President […]
10 June 2016

EU Paris ratification is meaningless without real climate action

EEB reaction to the European Commission’s proposal to ratify the Paris Climate Agreement: Roland Joebstl, Climate and Energy Policy Officer for the European Environmental Bureau (EEB): […]
13 June 2016

MEP Herbert Reul must get with the times on new EU energy labelling rules

European People’s Party MEP Herbert Reul’s claim that a swift revision of current energy efficiency labels for electronic products will be bad for business is baseless, […]
14 June 2016

EP industry committee vote leaves consumers in the dark on energy labelling

The decision today (Tuesday) by the European Parliament’s Industry Committee (ITRE) to keep customers confused by delaying the introduction of clear energy label rules is severely […]
20 June 2016

Air quality deal in sight, but at what cost?

Environment ministers meeting in Luxembourg today (Monday) suggested they were moving closer to a deal on air pollution limits. However, away from the cameras, many countries, […]
23 June 2016

EEB reaction to the successful vote on the Energy Efficiency Directive

The EEB has welcomed this morning’s successful vote on the Energy Efficiency Directive’s implementation report that took place in the European Parliament’s plenary session [1]. Roland […]
24 June 2016

EEB reaction to the UK referendum

Jeremy Wates, EEB Secretary General, said: “This is bad news for the UK, Europe and the environment. All evidence shows that the EU has brought many environmental […]
30 June 2016

Slovakia needs to put environment at heart of EU reform

Slovakia is taking over the six-month EU rotating Presidency at a particularly testing time following on from the continuing fall-out of the Brexit vote. The future […]
1 July 2016

EU member states overrule efforts for ambitious air pollution deal

Despite efforts by the European Commission and the European Parliament to put in place ambitious targets to slash air pollution, EU member states have agreed a […]
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 […]
13 July 2016

Mercury report: EEB reaction

EEB Reaction to the exchange of views in the European Parliament’s Environment Committee (12 July 2016) on the report on mercury by the rapporteur MEP Stefan […]
14 July 2016

Cosmetic changes won’t make CAP greening credible

A Commission proposal for a pesticide ban on areas set aside for nature protection will be discussed at a meeting of EU agriculture ministers in Brussels […]