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#Europol: Police arrest more than 65 people for trading horsemeat unfit for human consumption

#Europol: Police arrest more than 65 people for trading horsemeat unfit for human consumption

The Spanish Guardia Civil, in coordination with Europol, has dismantled an organised crime group that was trading horsemeat in Europe that was unfit for human consumption. The operation was carried out in coordination with Belgium, France, Italy, Portugal, Romania, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. 65 people arrested In Spain, 65 people were arrested and charged […]

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From waste to innovative and greener #fertilizers

From waste to innovative and greener #fertilizers

Innovative fertilizers produced from organic or recycled materials will have easier access to the EU single market, under draft rules put to the vote on Thursday (13 July). Existing EU rules on fertilizers cover mainly conventional fertilizers, typically extracted from mines or produced chemically, with high energy-consumption and CO2 production. Diverging national rules make it difficult […]

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#LULUCF: Industry critical of comparing current forest use to historical management intensity

#LULUCF: Industry critical of comparing current forest use to historical management intensity

| July 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Environment Committee (ENVI) of the European Parliament today adopted the draft report of the Committee’s Rapporteur, MEP Norbert Lins, on the regulation of Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry (LULUCF). The policy is of utmost importance for the forest and agricultural sectors as it defines the climate benefits of forest management and the […]

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#Aviation: European Parliament vote to include international flights in Europe’s carbon market

#Aviation: European Parliament vote to include international flights in Europe’s carbon market

| July 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Today (11 July), the European Parliament’s environment committee voted to include international flights in Europe’s carbon market from 2021 onwards. Lawmakers also took small steps towards making the aviation industry pay more for its impact on the climate. The committee was voting on aviation’s future role under the EU’s Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) following […]

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#EUReporter more influential and trusted than The Guardian, Der Spiegel and Le Monde

#EUReporter more influential and trusted than The Guardian, Der Spiegel and Le Monde

The annual survey of which are the most-read or watched media and social media for news on EU issues – and which are viewed as the most influential – was unveiled in the ComRes/Burson-Marsteller 2017 EU Media Survey on What Influences the Influencers. Burson-Marsteller CEO Karen Massin and ComRes Associate Director Meghan Oliver outlined the […]

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#Europol sweeps on counterfeit pesticides that cost European companies more than two billion euro

#Europol sweeps on counterfeit pesticides that cost European companies more than two billion euro

Europol, together with OLAF, has supported an intensive co-ordinated international operation carried out at major seaports and airports and at the land borders of Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Sweden, Spain, United Kingdom and the action leader Netherlands. During the 10 days of the Operation Silver Axe […]

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#Obsolescence: MEPS to call for measures to ensure products last longer

#Obsolescence: MEPS to call for measures to ensure products last longer

MEPs want to set criteria for how long products should last, better inform consumers about the durability of what they buy and encourage them to repair. The average smartphone lasts only between one or two years. Other small electrical appliances, toys, clothes and shirts have an equally short life-expectancy, according to a paper by the […]

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