4 July 2017

Uncertainty among EU countries on waste proposals threatens transition to a circular economy

Ongoing investigation by NGOs exposes divide and doublespeak among EU countries on waste law proposals. In May, an investigation by the EEB, Zero Waste Europe and Friends […]
4 July 2017

Leading environmental groups call on EU governments to stand up for the rights of citizens

The European Environmental Bureau (EEB), ClientEarth and Justice & Environment have today called on Member States to reject a proposal from the Commission that would prevent […]
30 June 2017

European Commission seeks to block access to justice for EU citizens

The European Commission yesterday took an unprecedented step to attempt to prevent access to environmental justice for its citizens, bluntly rejecting greater public accountability of the […]
21 June 2017

Closing the ‘Reality Gap’ – Ensuring a Fair Energy Label for Consumers

Strengthening product testing of dishwashers, refrigerators and televisions Last week, the European Parliament voted a revised Energy Labelling Regulation reinforcing its consumer empowerment role. Following that […]
20 June 2017

European supermarkets need to use their market power to stop injustices in their supply chain

The European Environmental Bureau (EEB) says that store brands of European supermarkets have built up decisive market power and that they need to use that power […]
20 June 2017

EU environment ministers need to show more support for EU waste laws, says the EEB

Despite a disappointing Council position, a number of EU governments still support higher targets for waste management and prevention, a meeting between EU environment ministers revealed […]
20 June 2017

Over 250 Non-Government Organisations Launch Alternative Vision For Europe

The EEB stands for a more sustainable future. Today a diverse group of NGOs have come together to outline a new vision for the future of […]
19 June 2017

Boost for Europe’s wildlife as action to halt nature loss gathers speed – EEB calls on politicians to keep up momentum

Europe’s most iconic animal and plant species have been given a glimmer of hope today as EU environment ministers rubber-stamped a new Action Plan [1] to […]
14 June 2017

Reprieve for nature on farms: attempt to sabotage pesticides ban fails in Parliament vote

Farmers across Europe who have been receiving several billions of euros of public money a year under the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) for improving nature on […]
14 June 2017

European citizens and businesses to benefit from newly approved energy label

The European Parliament approved today the EU energy label reform for home, professional and commercial appliances – a move that is expected to cut energy use […]
13 June 2017

European Parliament should be a leader in the fight against climate change

A crucial European Parliament climate vote on binding annual greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions targets for EU countries will take place on Wednesday 14 June. The Effort […]
30 May 2017

MEPs determined to defend environmentally-harmful model of farming at all costs

A move to ban pesticides on areas of farms dedicated to nature conservation has shamefully been shot down by a strong majority of MEPs on Parliament’s […]