13 March 2019

375,000+ citizens tell the European Commission “Hands off our water law!”

375,386 people have called on the European Commission to defend Europe’s strong water law, making the EU’s public consultation on the legislation one of the largest […]
14 February 2019

Historic European Parliament vote for nature-friendly farming

MEPs on the European Parliament’s Environment committee have today stood up for higher environmental ambition under the next Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). MEPs defended our environment […]
30 January 2019

EU moves to ban microplastics in most products

The EU will use its powerful chemical laws to stop most microplastics and microbeads being added to cosmetics, paints, detergents, some farm, medical and other products, […]
9 October 2018

100 environmental groups launch European campaign to save the EU water law

A lot of things go into beer production, but it all starts with good quality water. But imagine a world where your favourite beer looked, smelt […]
20 September 2018

Ministers shut green groups out of debate on EU’s ‘last chance’ farm policy

EU Agriculture Ministers will come together in Vienna next week to discuss the next reform of the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). While representatives of the […]
3 July 2018

More action needed to clean up rivers and lakes – EU Environment Agency report

A new report published today by the European Environment Agency shows that the vast majority of the EU’s lakes, rivers, coastal waters and groundwater fail to meet […]
1 June 2018

Commission’s timid farm policy ‘reform’ ignores environmental crisis on Europe’s farmland

The European Commission has today published its vision for the EU’s food and farming system for the years to come. The EEB strongly criticises the new […]
17 May 2018

Commission failing as nature’s last line of defence

Nature protection efforts are being undermined by the European Commission’s failure to consistently challenge Member States on illegal nature destruction, warn four nature NGOs in a […]
26 April 2018

Free pass for farming to sidestep environmental accountability

A leaked copy of draft Commission proposals for the future of EU farm policy reveals that billions of euros in farm subsidies could continue to be […]
26 April 2018

Nature (in)Action Plan: EU countries lag behind

A year after a Commission ‘Action Plan’[1] stated EU governments should better implement nature protection rules, a new report assessing 18 EU countries shows that all […]
25 April 2018

Next EU budget can usher in end of harmful farming era

It’s just one week to go until the publication of the Commission’s proposal for the EU’s next 7-year budget on 2 May, and how much funding […]
19 March 2018

Farm ministers in tangle over direct payments as EU financial watchdog issues ‘business as usual’ warning on future of farm policy

A new report from the European Court of Auditors (ECA) has branded the changes suggested in the Commission’s plans for an overhaul of the Common Agricultural […]