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Coal pollution limits leave EU trailing behind China

Publication | April 9, 2015 at 10:37

An EU expert body has released new draft coal plant pollution limits that are weaker than existing standards in China, the United States and Japan. The draft has only marginal changes compared to information released by Greenpeace in March,...

Letter to Commission president Juncker on GMO review

Publication | April 8, 2015 at 11:37

Keeping your promise to make EU GMO decisions more democratic

Cancer groups, health and environment NGOs call for emergency EU glyphosate ban

Publication | April 7, 2015 at 16:05

Letter to EU health commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis from Alliance for Cancer Prevention, Friends of the Earth Europe, Greenpeace, Health and Environment Alliance, Pesticide Action Network.

The power of lobbies

Publication | March 23, 2015 at 15:03

JOINT STATEMENT - updated from 17 December, 2014. Multi-sectoral civil society coalition calls for greater protections for consumers, journalists, whistleblowers, researchers and workers.

Cracking down on illegal and destructive fishing

Blog entry by Celia Ojeda Martinez and Ariana Densham | March 23, 2015

Between  €9 - €23bn worldwide is lost every year to illegal fishing , much of it driven by organized crime. Before legislation came into force in 2011, an estimated €1.1bn worth of illegal fishing products was imported into the EU. ...

EU leaders likely to reinforce inconsistencies of energy union plan

Publication | March 18, 2015 at 11:58

MEDIA BRIEFING - On 19 and 20 March, European leaders meeting at a summit in Brussels are expected to endorse the European Commission’s plan for a European energy union [1]. The plan sets out the Commission’s proposed priorities for EU energy and...

Smoke & Mirrors - How Europe’s biggest polluters became their own regulators

Publication | March 5, 2015 at 8:30

The European Union is in the process of defining new standards limiting pollution from coal-fired power stations in the EU – a once-in-a-decade opportunity to clamp down on toxic emissions killing thousands of people every year.

Wide alliance calls on MEPs to protect Europe from EU-US trade deal threats

Publication | March 4, 2015 at 10:44

Over 350 organisations, including trade unions, consumer, environmental and civil rights organisations, from across Europe have called on EU decision-makers to protect citizens, workers and the environment from the threats posed by TTIP...

Putting climate action at the heart of the European energy union

Publication | February 20, 2015 at 11:58

On 25 February the European Commission is expected to release its plan for a European energy union. This non-legislative document will set out the Commission’s proposed priorities for EU energy and climate policy over the next two years.

EU fisheries policy implementation

Publication | February 11, 2015 at 13:12

The CFP, recently reformed in 2014, requires European countries to end overfishing, to better manage their national fishing fleets and to promote a shift towards selective and low-impact fishing methods. The new CFP has delivered substantial...

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