15 January 2019

Europe paves way for right to repair

The EU has taken a small step towards cutting waste and greenhouse gases from manufacturing of popular consumer goods. For the first time, manufacturers will be […]
7 January 2019

Austria rose to challenge in plastic fight in 2018 but failed to apply same zest to agriculture pollution

An assessment of the performance of the Austrian Presidency of the EU has found that it was big on tackling plastic but less effective in dealing […]
21 December 2018

No more ‘small steps poorly implemented’, green groups tell incoming EU presidencies

The practice of ‘small steps poorly implemented’ is clearly now insufficient and inappropriate to protect Europe from harmful chemicals, polluted air, climate change and plastic pollution. This […]
18 December 2018

More banned chemicals in toys than any other product type

– Toys the worst product for banned chemicals – official figures – Officials destroy 30,000 mainly Chinese dolls of “serious risk” to children – NGOs criticise […]
13 December 2018

EU governments support first set of laws for more repairable products

EU governments have supported first-ever repairability measures for fridges despite opposition from manufacturers and hesitation from the European Commission. The same progressive approach may now also […]
28 November 2018

Challenge accepted – Five reasons NGOs won’t see you in court: EU governments warned to remove barriers to justice

Challenging environmentally damaging decisions in court is burdensome and barriers to justice are widespread across the EU, according to the new EEB report published today. Accessing […]
28 November 2018

EU climate strategy sets course, now governments must speed up

Energy efficiency and circular economy crucial   Europe still 10 years behind Paris Agreement   €200bn of annual health benefits by cutting air pollution   The […]
26 November 2018

Green NGOs welcome environmental commitments in Brexit deal

After almost two years of negotiations, an agreement on the UK’s withdrawal from the EU, and on the framework for the future EU-UK relationship, has been […]
30 October 2018

EU governments announce “green deal” for transport in Europe

‘Graz Declaration’ could be a turning point for air quality and transport in Europe   Ministers promise a “transformation” of European mobility   More money for […]
29 October 2018

98% of EU urban population exposed to harmful air – EEA report

Almost everyone living in a city in the European Union is breathing air that is harmful to their health, according to a new report by the […]
24 October 2018

European Parliament takes historic stand against single-use plastic pollution

The European Parliament has leapt forward to protect people and the environment from plastic pollution, but national governments must now show the same ambition, according to […]
22 October 2018

‘Erin Brockovich chemical’ set for revival in Europe, despite ban

‘Erin Brockovich chemical’ set for revival in Europe, despite ban   Not a single ‘banned’ chemical blocked from reuse in Europe   Progressive companies warn of […]