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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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

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 […]
12 December 2017

EU body calls farm policy’s green credentials into question

The last attempt to ‘green’ EU farm policy did not lead to any significant increase in environmentally-sound farming practices – despite European governments spending a huge […]
19 June 2017

Boost for Europe’s wildlife as action to halt nature loss gathers speed – EEB calls on politicians to keep up momentum

Europe’s most iconic animal and plant species have been given a glimmer of hope today as EU environment ministers rubber-stamped a new Action Plan [1] to […]
27 April 2017

Success of EC’s new nature plan will hinge on further action to tackle drivers of biodiversity loss

The European Commission’s new Action Plan to ensure EU nature protection rules are better implemented is an important step in the right direction – but the […]
23 March 2017

Green shoots for rewilding

A coalition of five organisations have kicked off a new initiative to promote and strengthen the EU ecological restoration agenda. By signing a Memorandum of Understanding, […]