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EU Parliament backs glyphosate restrictions

Press release | April 13, 2016 at 14:34

Brussels/Strasbourg – MEPs have backed restrictions on the use of glyphosate – the world’s most used weedkiller – and a shortening of its licence, amid rising health concerns.

Flawed Commission analysis backs new subsidies for obsolete power plants

Press release | April 13, 2016 at 14:13

Brussels – The European Commission today published preliminary findings of its inquiry into public funding schemes for power plants, known as “capacity mechanisms”. The seriously flawed analysis backs these subsidies, which use taxpayers’ money...

Glyphosate licence renewal suspended in light of health concerns

Press release | March 8, 2016 at 11:19

Brussels – A national experts’ vote on the European Commission’s plan to grant a new 15-year lease to the herbicide glyphosate was cancelled today, as several countries raised concerns over cancer warnings by the World Health Organisation (WHO) [1].

Environment ministers surprise Commission with support for higher EU 2030 carbon target

Press release | March 4, 2016 at 14:46

Brussels, 4 March 2016 – Environment ministers meeting in Brussels today have joined calls for the EU to increase its 2030 carbon target. On Wednesday, the European Commission failed to recommend a review of the EU’s target to match commitments...

Commission breaks pledge to bring EU targets in line with Paris climate deal

Press release | March 2, 2016 at 12:47

Brussels – The European Commission has broken its pledge to bring EU climate targets in line with the Paris climate deal, said Greenpeace.

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