8 February 2016

New figures uncover the hidden truth behind ‘green’ rural development funding

Analysis (1) carried out by the European Environmental Bureau (EEB) and BirdLife Europe has revealed a one billion euro (2) fall in the actual amount of […]
22 March 2016

115 NGOs call for major review of EU food & farming policy

CAP needs root-and-branch change   115 leading environmental, health, and social NGOs are calling on European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker to initiate an in-depth review of […]
22 March 2016

World Water Day: farming and hydro projects leave EU countries’ water stressed

On #WorldWaterDay (22 March), the deadline for EU Member States to submit their Second River Basin Management Plans to the European Commission, the EEB is warning […]
22 March 2016

115 environmental, health, and social NGOs call for major review of EU food & farming policy

CAP needs root-and-branch change As the Forum for the Future of Agriculture (FFA) conference kicks off in Brussels today, 115 leading environmental, health, and social NGOs […]
13 July 2016

EU takes important step in fight against Invasive Alien Species

The European Commission has today published its first list of invasive alien species (IAS) which identifies 37 non-native plants and animals which pose a significant threat […]
14 July 2016

Cosmetic changes won’t make CAP greening credible

A Commission proposal for a pesticide ban on areas set aside for nature protection will be discussed at a meeting of EU agriculture ministers in Brussels […]
20 July 2016

Commission proposal sticks with outdated climate targets

Today, only seven months after the Paris Agreement, the European Commission published its proposal for the Effort Sharing Regulation and the rules for accounting the land […]
7 September 2016

Tweaking Rural Development policy will not deliver for environment and countryside – full CAP overhaul needed

The European Environmental Bureau (EEB) and BirdLife Europe have warned that new proposals [1] made by Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan to revitalise rural areas and promote […]
21 September 2016

One step closer to much-needed scrutiny of EU farm policy

The EEB’s proposal for an in-depth review of EU farm policy has been given the stamp of approval today by a key European Commission advisory group. […]
29 November 2016

Greening measure to protect nature on farms will be environmentally ineffective, new study shows

EU Member States’ demand for flexibility undermines key CAP measure A new study has revealed that ‘Ecological Focus Areas (EFAs)’ – a flagship Common Agricultural Policy […]
7 December 2016

Nature dodges bullet huge public campaign saves EU nature laws

European Commission confirms EU nature protection laws will be saved after record-breaking campaign – now put the laws to work, say NGOs   President Juncker and […]
7 December 2016

Nature dodges bullet: huge public campaign saves EU nature laws

European Commission confirms EU nature protection laws will be saved after record-breaking campaign – now put the laws to work, say NGOs President Juncker and his […]