27 May 2020

EU plans multi-billion euro ‘green recovery’ but falls short in crucial areas

European Commission proposals for a green recovery fund and new EU budget promise to provide the money needed to rebuild weakened economies – but environmental groups […]
20 May 2020

EU nature and farming plans welcomed by green groups

The EU Commission has today set out its vision for the future of nature and farming policies, as it prepares to put the European Green Deal […]
23 April 2020

Coronavirus strengthens case for new EU textile laws – 65 civil society groups publish joint vision

– Companies must take responsibility for their whole supply chain – Now is the time for stricter environmental rules – Broad coalition of fair trade, human […]
21 April 2020

Air pollution returns to China

Europe risks going “back to a dirty future” Covid-19 deaths linked to pollution   21 April 2020, Brussels – Air pollution is returning to China after […]
27 March 2020

Invitation to report launch: ‘Pushed to the wastelands: Environmental racism against Roma communities in Eastern and Central Europe’

Many Roma communities in Central and Eastern Europe experience systematic environmental racism, which pushes them out into marginal and polluted lands and neighbourhoods, and deprives them of […]
11 March 2020

EU to take unprecedented steps against ‘throwaway economy’

​​The EU has unveiled its master plan to move beyond the ‘throwaway economy’ today. Despite the absence of targets to reduce the impact of our consumption, […]
10 March 2020

Opportunity or disaster? Commission set to launch new EU Industrial Strategy

The European Commission will today publish its new industrial strategy, a unique opportunity for transformational change to the manufacturing sector in the EU. Ahead of the […]
6 March 2020

EU governments admit they need to do more to improve air quality

EU environment ministers have accepted that more needs to be done to ensure European air quality standards are met across the continent. Civil society groups welcomed […]
4 March 2020

EU climate law: more ‘man stuck in traffic’ than ‘man on the moon’

The EU’s newly released proposal to address the climate emergency fails to live up to Green Deal promises. Without higher targets and concrete measures now, Europe […]
2 March 2020

Environmental crimes cost us billions: sanctions must reflect this

The European Union must step up action to tackle an environmental crime spree that is costing us billions, that’s the conclusion of a new EEB report […]
17 February 2020

EU Summit Challenge: A budget for the climate emergency

Heads of state meet this week hoping to reach a final agreement on the size and purpose of the next EU budget. The outcome should tell […]
5 February 2020

Hollywood’s Mark Ruffalo brings chemical warning to Europe 

PFAS “out of control” with child contamination “alarming” 5 February, Brussels – Oscar-nominated actor Mark Ruffalo visits the European Parliament today to present Dark Waters. In […]