11 December 2020

Coal firms get €50+ million ‘free pass’ on water bills – investigation

Hidden subsidies for major polluters, while public forced to pay Auf Deutsch | W języku polskim 11 December 2020, Brussels – Officials are shielding the coal […]
21 October 2020

EU locks in billions of euros to nature-trashing farming

Thunberg: “this isn’t how democracy is supposed to work” Transition to ecological farming frozen, say NGOs The EU has voted through hundreds of billions of Euros […]
19 October 2020

Farm ministers resist EU Green Deal

Farm ministers today gave a cool welcome to EU plans for new laws to greatly reduce pesticides, fertilisers and boost ecological farming. At a meeting in […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
21 July 2020

Governments miss yet another opportunity to green EU farming – NGO reaction

The European Commission must amend its proposal to reform the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) before farm ministers and the European Parliament come to a conclusion […]
23 June 2020

EU water law will NOT be changed, confirms European Commission

In a landmark day for Europe’s rivers, lakes and wetlands, the European Commission has announced that the EU’s strong water legislation — the EU Water Framework […]
20 May 2020

EU nature and farming plans welcomed by green groups

The EU Commission has today set out its vision for the future of nature and farming policies, as it prepares to put the European Green Deal […]
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 […]
10 October 2019

EU top court confirms strict protection rules to stop killing of endangered species

The EU’s top court has today upheld strict protection rules set out in the EU Habitats Directive which national authorities should follow in order to stop […]