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12 May 2015

Nature Alert: environmental groups rally as European Commission threatens vital nature laws

Today over 90 environmental NGOs across Europe will launch a joint online action to save European nature from Commission President Juncker’s deregulation agenda. An internet action […]
19 May 2015

Commission plans to reduce red tape cross a red line for democracy and the environment

Following the publication of the European Commission’s “Better Regulation” package today [1], Jeremy Wates, Secretary General of the European Environmental Bureau, said: “This proposal is a bad deal […]
20 May 2015

State of Nature report highlights importance of EU nature regulations

The European Commission today published its EU State of Nature report. This underlines the dire state of European nature, but it also highlights that when properly protected and managed, […]
21 May 2015

Citizens around Europe support Nature Alert campaign on International Biodiversity Day

As the International Day for Biodiversity kicks off, citizens and environmental organisations from around Europe are joining the Nature Alert campaign [1]. Since the online action to save European nature […]
26 May 2015

Nature Alert campaign smashes public consultation response record

The European Environmental Bureau, BirdLife and the WWF have welcomed the news that the EU Nature Alert campaign [1] has now generated more public responses to an […]
18 June 2015

Shared agriculture, land use, and forestry emissions target would undermine EU climate action

Emissions from land use change and forestry must not be grouped together in a common target with those from farming and other sectors – doing so […]
30 June 2015

Safeguarding biodiversity on farms: Commission must probe member states over policy choices

The European Commission must disclose information on what member states are doing to protect biodiversity on farms. In a letter sent today[1], NGOs have called on […]
27 July 2015

Record breaking number of EU citizens call to protect nature

Over half a million people have called on the European Commission to save Europe’s nature laws in a public consultation – by far the highest number […]
2 October 2015

EU not on track to halt biodiversity loss

The European Commission has today published its mid-term report (1) on the EU’s biodiversity strategy to 2020 (2), which was adopted in 2011. Overall the assessment […]
11 November 2015

New research shows CAP greening will fail to make positive impact on Europe’s farms

Two new EEB-funded studies published today highlight the alarming state of nature on Europe’s arable land and show how an expected lack of ambition from Member […]
20 November 2015

Commission study’s ‘fit for purpose’ verdict on EU nature laws backed-up by new EEB report

Findings (1) from a team of experts hired by the European Commission as part of its ongoing review of EU nature laws (2) suggest the rules […]
2 February 2016

European Parliament shows real ambition on nature protection

A huge majority of MEPs from all political groups has sent a strong message to the Commission and Council today by adopting a key report which calls […]