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Erosion of civil society space across the EU

May 2020

Over the last years, fundamental rights and the rule of law have increasingly come under pressure in the European Union (EU). This has also impacted civil society organisations, which fulfil…

Unleashing the power of community renewable energy

February 2019

This booklet explains how new EU renewable energy legislation could be used to unleash a wave of fossil-free community-owned energy across Europe. Bringing examples from across Europe, it shows how…

EU elections are coming up in May – here’s why you should care

January 2019

Between 23 and 26 May, people across the European Union will be voting for the members of the next European Parliament. Here are three reasons why you should vote: 1.…

EU Parliament backs people-powered renewables but aims too low

November 2017

Energy committee plan would undo Spain’s controversial ‘sun tax’ The European Parliament’s energy committee voted today to recognise the right of Europeans to produce and sell their own renewable electricity.…

More than one million Europeans stand up against glyphosate

June 2017

Fastest-growing European Citizens’ Initiative demonstrates huge societal concern about pesticides Brussels, 15 June 2017 – Today, the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) to ban glyphosate, reform the EU pesticide approval process,…

Scenario for a Sustainable Europe for its Citizens

June 2017

The Future of Europe is in the spotlight. History-shaping events over the last 12 months, including the UK’s vote to leave the EU, constitutional crises in some member states, the…

Environmental and health organisations launch European citizens’ initiative to ban glyphosate

February 2017

Brussels – Campaigners and activists met in Brussels and other European cities (Madrid, Rome, Berlin and Paris) today to launch a European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) to ban glyphosate, reform the…