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One year gone, but a long road ahead for EU energy union

Publication | November 16, 2015 at 12:50

On 18 November, European Commission vice-president for the energy union, Maroš Šefčovič, will for the first time take stock of the EU’s progress on a number of energy files under the energy union heading and inform the Council on what policy...

Renewable energy: untapped fuel for Mediterranean economies

Publication | November 10, 2015 at 11:46

Despite being the sunniest region in Europe and having huge renewable potential, many Mediterranean countries overlook renewable energy in their struggle with debt, a stagnating economy and unemployment.

Open letter to the Presidents of Council, Commission and Parliament on VW scandal

Publication | November 9, 2015 at 9:00

Several NGOs address the presidents of the Council, the Commission and the European Parliament to take action on the VW scandal.

Letter to vice president Timmermans about Commission meetings with unregistered lobbyists

Publication | November 4, 2015 at 17:45

From the Alter-EU Transparency Alliance

Glyphosate – need for a robust and credible scientific assessment of carcinogenicity

Publication | October 30, 2015 at 9:36

In the coming months, the EU will decide whether the world’s most used herbicide, glyphosate, which the WHO has recently linked to cancer, should still be used in the EU. The EU’s chemicals’ agency (ECHA), as well as the EU’s food safety...

Volkswagen's lies show need for real emissions tests

Blog entry by Aaron Gray-Block | October 15, 2015

Caught red-handed for cheating on diesel emissions tests, German carmaker Volkswagen's actions in putting profits before public health have underscored the need for urgent reforms of car industry pollution laws. These reforms must...

Comments on the EC communication on the state of stocks and fishing opportunities for...

Publication | October 2, 2015 at 16:23

The European Commission communication on the state of fish stocks in Europe is an annual opportunity to evaluate progress and deficiencies in the efforts to recover fish populations to a sustainable state.

Maximum sustainable yield (MSY) legal briefing

Publication | September 30, 2015 at 10:55

This briefing analyses the provisions in Article 2(2) of the CFP Regulation (1380/2013) and explains the scientific rationale for imposing an obligation to limit exploitation rates below the FMSY reference point.

Honouring courage and compassion: Peace Day 2015

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | September 22, 2015

I was 22 years old when I had to leave my homeland, South Africa. I had no choice. I was living underground for a year by then, to avoid being arrested. This was 1987, in the midst of one of the most bloody and violent periods in the...

US Court annuls market approval for sulfoxaflor

Publication | September 17, 2015 at 15:00

Dear Commissioner Andriukaitis, We are writing to draw your attention to a recent judgment last week by a United States (US) Appeals Court. In this judgment, the Court decided to cancel the approval granted by the US Environmental...

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