30 March 2018

Industry attempts to limit human health protections must be resisted – NGOs tell health and environment commissioners

Leading health and environmental groups have strongly condemned industry claims that human health concerns fall outside of the scope of EU‘s industrial pollution legislation. In a […]
22 September 2021

Long-awaited update to World Health Organisation Global Air Quality Guidelines published

The World Health Organisation has today published a long-awaited update to its Global Air Quality Guidelines, the first such update since 2005 The World Health Organisation […]
15 November 2021

Right to clean air: European Commission refers Portugal to Court of Justice for breaching safe levels of nitrogen dioxide

The European Commission has referred Portugal to the Court of Justice of the European Union for the Member State’s poor air quality resulting from nitrogen dioxide […]
23 June 2022

The new EU Pesticides Regulation receives cautious welcome by environmental groups

The European Commission presented today its long-awaited proposal for a regulation to reduce pesticide use in Europe in order to avoid ecosystem collapse. The proposal has been given […]
17 October 2022

EU Commission to drop chemicals law reform as a gift to polluters

The European Commission is tomorrow set to capitulate bold plans against hazardous chemicals and betray its own commitment to protecting health and environment, a leak of […]
20 September 2023

MEPs agree on wastewater rules but fall short on micropollutants

MEPs in the European Parliament’s environmental committee agreed to update existing rules for wastewater treatment, but significantly weakened rules for the removal of micropollutants carried by […]
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