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 […]
30 June 2017

EU report confirms Ecolabel must keep benefiting consumers and the environment

Today the European Commission decided to maintain its EU-wide Ecolabel and ensure more products display it. The European Consumer Organisation (BEUC) and the European Environmental Bureau […]
26 June 2017

Energy ministers weaken EU energy savings obligation

Energy ministers in the EU Council today confirmed 30% energy efficiency target, but weakened the key energy saving measure to deliver it. A meeting of EU […]
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 […]
13 June 2017

MEPs must support, not sabotage, the Energy Efficiency Directive

The EEB strongly rejects the conclusions of Polish MEP Adam Gierek’s draft Energy Efficiency report, which was released to European Parliament’s Industry Committee (ITRE) last week. […]
2 June 2017

EEB calls for tough response to US withdrawal from Paris Agreement

The European Environmental Bureau (EEB) has strongly condemned the decision of US President Donald Trump to abandon the Paris Agreement and called for a robust response. […]
30 May 2017

Measures to extend the lifetime of products should be compulsory not voluntary

EU circular economy policies should aim to extend the lifetime of products, the availability of repair services and spare parts, and improve consumer information and rights. […]
25 March 2017

Rome Declaration acknowledges our need for a sustainable Europe, now our leaders must deliver

As thousands of European’s took to the streets today to #MarchForEurope, EU leaders sent a message that puts sustainability into the vision for Europe. The European […]
25 March 2017

Keeping environmental protection at the heart of the European Union is an antidote to the anti-democratic forces which challenge it

As European leaders gather to celebrate the signing of the Treaty of Rome it is time to take stock of the success of the EU and […]
21 March 2017

Europe should remain focused in the face of Brexit and not lose its value for the environment, former Commissioners and leading experts warn

A group of former Commissioners, Ministers, scientists, civil society and policymakers from around Europe have called on EU leaders to put the environment at the centre […]
20 March 2017

Aarhus finding paves way to more democratic Europe

The EEB welcomes the Aarhus Compliance Committee’s conclusion that the European Union is in breach of its legal obligations under the Aarhus Convention due to the […]