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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
9 September 2020

New tracking tool maps the reality of industrial pollution in Europe

With national governments and the EU failing to report crucial information, a new NGO database shows what plants are playing by the rules. Italy emerges as […]
1 September 2020

EU microplastics ban set to make a growing problem worse

The world is being smothered by a growing cloud of toxic plastic particles, which the EU has pledged to ban. But the typical cast of powerful […]
26 June 2020

Most member states are failing to protect citizens from toxic air

Nearly all member states must step up their effort to cut air pollution and ensure citizens can breathe clean air, states the European Commission in a […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]