20 November 2020

Making Europe work again: A blueprint for employment and wellbeing in post-pandemic EU

The economic downturn triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic has led to millions of job losses. But it need not be so. A new report provides a […]
19 November 2020

EU offshore wind strategy must ensure protection of marine habitats

NGOs welcome a proposal to scale up offshore windfarms but raise concerns over its potentially negative impact on marine habitats. UPDATE: This press release was updated […]
14 October 2020

Commission proposal to strengthen access to justice tackles main obstacle but falls short overall

The EU has taken an important first step to correct a glaring imbalance in access to justice to protect the environment with a proposal from the […]
14 October 2020

Building on shaky foundations: EU’s renovation strategy needs more action

The European Commission plans to double the renovation rate of homes, schools, and hospitals by 2030. But its strategy falls short in key areas, such as […]
22 July 2020

EU’s trillion euro recovery fund must be made greener

While welcoming the targeting of environmental issues in the EU’s much-needed stimulus package, the European Environmental Bureau (EEB) warns that more needs to be done to […]
8 July 2020

Europe’s hydrogen strategy “a gift to fossil fuel companies” – NGO response

The EU’s strategy to boost the production of hydrogen risks locking Europe into burning fossil gas for generations, the European Environmental Bureau (EEB) said today. In […]
27 May 2020

EU plans multi-billion euro ‘green recovery’ but falls short in crucial areas

European Commission proposals for a green recovery fund and new EU budget promise to provide the money needed to rebuild weakened economies – but environmental groups […]
23 April 2020

Coronavirus strengthens case for new EU textile laws – 65 civil society groups publish joint vision

– Companies must take responsibility for their whole supply chain – Now is the time for stricter environmental rules – Broad coalition of fair trade, human […]
10 March 2020

Opportunity or disaster? Commission set to launch new EU Industrial Strategy

The European Commission will today publish its new industrial strategy, a unique opportunity for transformational change to the manufacturing sector in the EU. Ahead of the […]
2 March 2020

Environmental crimes cost us billions: sanctions must reflect this

The European Union must step up action to tackle an environmental crime spree that is costing us billions, that’s the conclusion of a new EEB report […]
29 January 2020

‘Green Deal Commission’ overlooks environmental rights in 2020 work programme

The European Commission’s 2020 Work Programme has failed to include essential measures needed to ensure European citizens’ environmental rights. The European Union has faced fierce criticism […]
9 January 2020

Finnish EU presidency’s environmental scorecard: Good, could do better

Finland’s presidency of the EU, in the second half of 2019, performed well on the circular economy, chemicals and wellbeing, and made significant efforts on climate, […]