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 […]
29 January 2020

‘Green Deal Commission’ overlooks environmental rights in 2020 work programme

The European Commission’s 2020 Work Programme has failed to include essential measures needed to ensure European citizens’ environmental rights. The European Union has faced fierce criticism […]
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 […]
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 […]