14 April 2021

Money for nothing? Commission set to release first findings on golden handshake to German lignite

PRESS BRIEFING   What is happening? As part of its coal phase-out, Germany promised multi-billion Euro payouts to lignite operators for closing their plants. On 2 […]
24 March 2021

Germany close to miss key chance to slash toxic industrial pollution

The Bundesrat vote on industrial emission limits is the country’s second opportunity to protect public health and lead Europe by example. On March 26th the German […]
17 March 2021

EU governments kick off talks on sustainable batteries

Some of Europe’s largest green networks urge ministers to make durable, repairable and low carbon batteries the norm. Sustainable Batteries: NGO position paper Size: 3.11 MB […]
11 March 2021

One year of the EU’s Circular Economy Action Plan

The European Union’s strategy to overcome its addiction to overconsumption and waste turns one year old today. In this brief, the European Environmental Bureau takes stock […]
12 February 2021

Fossil gas included in guidelines for EU recovery plans

The European Commission has adopted a technical guidance document for upcoming spending under the newly agreed  Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF), which will channel funds to member […]
1 February 2021

EU industrial pollution law revision essential to cut greenhouse gases and pollutants

The Industrial Emissions Directive (IED) currently excludes limits on carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs), making it unfit to support the EU’s moves to […]
28 January 2021

EU air pollution rules for Large Combustion Plants remain valid, European Court of Justice rules

The EU’s new air pollution limits, which could save more than 20,000 lives every year by cutting pollution from coal-fired power plants alone, were annulled today by the judges of Luxemburg […]
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 […]
22 January 2021

10 tests challenge “deadend” €350 billion EU farm policy

Officials meet as protests intensify 22 January 2020, Brussels – Worried environmentalists say tens of billions of Euros is being set aside for destructive forms of […]
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 […]
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 […]