22 January 2021

10 tests challenge “deadend” €350 billion EU farm policy

Officials meet as protests intensify 22 January 2020, Brussels – Worried environmentalists say tens of billions of Euros is being set aside for destructive forms of […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
15 May 2019

The future of EU rivers: New paper exposes business lobbies’ wish list of destruction

Unsustainable industries, including industrial agriculture, hydropower, and coal mining, are lobbying for devastating changes to the EU water law – the Water Framework Directive (WFD). A […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]