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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
9 September 2020

New tracking tool maps the reality of industrial pollution in Europe

With national governments and the EU failing to report crucial information, a new NGO database shows what plants are playing by the rules. Italy emerges as […]
12 May 2021

EU zero pollution action plan lacks action, NGOs say

Despite committing to a zero pollution ambition, the European Commission’s latest action plan may not propose any new binding actions to clean up Europe’s air, water […]