6 May 2019

Sustainability and Wellbeing Pact: The climate is right for radical change

The European Union’s fixation on economic stability and growth is leading us in the direction of ecological instability and collapse. That is why the EU needs […]
2 May 2019

ECJ backing of ‘investment courts’ places multinationals above citizens

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has concluded that including a so-called Investment Court System in the EU-Canada free-trade agreement is “compatible with EU law” – […]
24 April 2019

Locking citizens out of environmental decision making is a threat to democracy – report highlights problems across the EU

Restrictions placed on civil society are dangerous for both our democracies and our environment. A new report by the European Environmental Bureau (EEB) reveals examples of […]
30 January 2019

Commission must use sustainability ‘reflection’ paper as stepping stone to strategy with real teeth

A long-awaited European Commission ‘reflection paper’ on how to make the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) a reality has finally seen the light of day – […]
22 January 2019

New campaign: “Rights for People, Rules for Corporations – Stop ISDS”

At the start of the 2019 World Economic Forum in Davos, The European Environmental Bureau and 150+ other European organisations, trade unions and social movements launch […]
7 January 2019

Ten green tests for Romania’s EU presidency

As Romania takes the helm of the EU’s rotating presidency for the next six months, the European Environmental Bureau (EEB) assesses the challenges and opportunities ahead […]
28 November 2018

Challenge accepted – Five reasons NGOs won’t see you in court: EU governments warned to remove barriers to justice

Challenging environmentally damaging decisions in court is burdensome and barriers to justice are widespread across the EU, according to the new EEB report published today. Accessing […]
26 November 2018

Green NGOs welcome environmental commitments in Brexit deal

After almost two years of negotiations, an agreement on the UK’s withdrawal from the EU, and on the framework for the future EU-UK relationship, has been […]
25 September 2018

Launch of the Manifesto for a Sustainable Europe for its Citizens

Today is the 3rd anniversary of the adoption of the 2030 Agenda and the Global Day of Action to #Act4SDGs. SDG Watch Europe, and a coalition of […]
12 September 2018

President Juncker’s State of the Union speech shows late recognition of duty to future generations – we now need politicians with the courage to deliver it

The European Environmental Bureau (EEB) welcomes President Jean Claude Juncker’s expressed wish to ‘leave a healthier planet behind for those that follow’ but regrets that this […]
6 September 2018

European elections 2019: put people and planet first, say major green NGOs

Major NGOs from the Green10 coalition are calling on political groups to put environmental protection and the well-being of people at the heart of their 2019 […]
18 June 2018

EU governments dust off rarely used treaty article to take Commission to task on environmental justice failings

EU Member States have today invoked a little-used treaty article to call on the European Commission to take steps to address the EU’s shortcomings when it […]