20 July 2016

Commission proposal sticks with outdated climate targets

Today, only seven months after the Paris Agreement, the European Commission published its proposal for the Effort Sharing Regulation and the rules for accounting the land […]
1 September 2016

Chemicals laws good for health & nature – Commission study

Comment by Dolores Romano, EEB Senior Policy Officer for Chemicals, on the study just made public by the European Commission’s DG Environment on the benefits of EU chemicals […]
7 September 2016

Tweaking Rural Development policy will not deliver for environment and countryside – full CAP overhaul needed

The European Environmental Bureau (EEB) and BirdLife Europe have warned that new proposals [1] made by Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan to revitalise rural areas and promote […]
16 September 2016

Europe must put people and planet first

As the EU-27 gather in Bratislava today, leading environmental organisations call for genuinely transformational change in the wake of the UK referendum. Nine of the largest […]
21 September 2016

One step closer to much-needed scrutiny of EU farm policy

The EEB’s proposal for an in-depth review of EU farm policy has been given the stamp of approval today by a key European Commission advisory group. […]
26 September 2016

Annual Conference: From Sustainability Talk to Policy Walk

The EU, and indeed the world, is at a crossroads – it is critical for leaders to decide whether to continue on the current path of […]
28 September 2016

EEB elects two co-presidents

Members of the European Environmental Bureau (EEB) voted yesterday at the organisation’s AGM in Hainburg an der Donau, Austria to elect two co-presidents for the next […]
3 October 2016

Fashionable cosmetics more important than health for European Chemicals Agency

ECHA, the European Chemicals Agency, today recommended that EU companies are allowed to carry on using chromium trioxide in lipsticks and perfume caps and for other […]
11 October 2016

Lifting Europe’s Dark Cloud: How cutting coal saves lives

Effective emissions limits could save thousands of lives every year, yet more than half of coal power stations in Europe are operating with ‘permission to pollute’ […]
12 October 2016

Civil society organisations call for ambitious recycling targets

NGOs, including the European Environmental Bureau (EEB), think tanks and business groups have written to all 28 EU Environment Ministers, calling on them to adopt ambitious […]
13 October 2016

Stop squeezing out the orange juice workers

In the name of the 24,507 people who asked to “stop the squeeze out and make orange juice fair”, members of the international SUPPLY CHA!NGE campaign […]
13 October 2016

SDG Watch Europe launch – civil society groups push for sustainable future

Seventy-five diverse civil society organisations have today joined forces to formally launch SDG Watch Europe. This broad coalition will work to ensure that the European Union […]
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