19 October 2020

Farm ministers resist EU Green Deal

19 October 2020, Brussels – Farm ministers today gave a cool welcome to EU plans for new laws to greatly reduce pesticides, fertilisers and boost ecological […]
19 October 2020

Will we pay €350 billion to trash nature? This week we will know.

EU farm policy 2023 – 2027: a media briefing Forget the ‘million dollar question’. This week Brussels will answer one worth €358 billion: the shape of […]
14 October 2020

Chemical detox plan for Europe announced

Major reforms could rapidly reduce chemical pollution   NGOs welcome action on “serious and growing” threat   Ban for PFAS, the ever-lasting poison in drinking water […]
14 October 2020

Commission proposal to strengthen access to justice tackles main obstacle but falls short overall

The EU has taken an important first step to correct a glaring imbalance in access to justice to protect the environment with a proposal from the […]
14 October 2020

Building on shaky foundations: EU’s renovation strategy needs more action

The European Commission plans to double the renovation rate of homes, schools, and hospitals by 2030. But its strategy falls short in key areas, such as […]
13 October 2020

Coup for big farmers worth € billions in EU payments

Transition to agro-ecological farming could be “frozen” until 2027   13 October 2020, Brussels – The future of ecological farming in Europe is hanging in the […]
12 October 2020

German city threatened by Polish coal mine joins call on EU to uphold water laws

Zittau, 12 October 2020 – The controversial Polish Turów lignite mine is polluting the Lusatian Neisse River, and causing subsidence that could damage houses across the […]
7 October 2020

EU climate credibility rescued in tight Parliamentary vote

The European Parliament voted to increase the EU 2030 target for carbon emissions reduction to 60% today, moving closer to science and away from politics. But this still […]
1 October 2020

Toxic shock: health officials block progress on chemical safety

1 October 2020, Brussels – Health officials in Brussels are blocking progress on the biggest upgrade of EU chemical safety laws in a decade, according to […]
30 September 2020

As Czech government prepares to take Poland to court for illegal mining, activists urge European Commission to act

Campaigners call on the European Commission to start an infringement procedure immediately against Poland for the Turow mine’s illegal water grab. [1] Environmental groups welcome the […]
25 September 2020

European Parliament must show greater ambition on climate migration, civil society groups urge

A resolution being drafted by the European Parliament’s Development Committee must raise the bar on EU action to mitigate the impact of climate change on vulnerable […]
10 September 2020

EU Climate Law still needs more ambitious emissions targets

MEPs in the environment committee voted to improve the European Commission’s proposal for the bloc’s first-ever Climate Law today. But more work is needed to increase […]