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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
29 November 2019

EU unblocks international process to improve tracking of industrial pollutants, but access to information is still limited

At the meeting of the United Nations’ Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) on the international pollution data protocol, the EU gave its green light to improve […]
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 […]
8 November 2019

Biggest ever human screening for toxic chemicals in Europe

– Chemical safety laws are failing, NGOs warn – Brussels to strengthen regulations this winter   Evidence of widespread contamination from harmful man-made chemicals has triggered […]
16 October 2019

Air pollution: New figures reveal extent of problem, but ten governments fail to plan

Poor air quality is putting our health at stake, reveals the European Environment Agency in a new report released today – but campaigners warn national action […]