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#EU4AnimalWelfare – 5th meeting of the EU Platform – taking stock of achievements

#EU4AnimalWelfare – 5th meeting of the EU Platform – taking stock of achievements

| June 17, 2019

On Monday 17 June, Health and Food Safety Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis will participate in the fifth meeting of the EU Platform on Animal Welfare. Launched in June 2017, the Platform is now recognized as a pivotal forum for member states and stakeholders to share information and good practices. Ahead of the meeting, Commissioner Andriukaitis stressed: “The Platform’s achievements are […]

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#CleanMobility – Commission tables proposal on car emissions testing in real driving conditions

#CleanMobility – Commission tables proposal on car emissions testing in real driving conditions

| June 17, 2019

In response to a ruling by the General Court, today the Commission proposes to reinsert certain aspects of Real Driving Emissions testing (RDE) into legislation to be adopted by the European Parliament and Council.  The European Commission has been very active in promoting air quality, fighting climate change and supporting a shift to clean mobility. Actions include […]

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#ClimateAction – Time to scale up

#ClimateAction – Time to scale up

| June 17, 2019

The Finnish presidency of the Council of the EU will place the fight against climate change high on its agenda. One of the challenges will be to unite the 28 member states around this fight and focus on the opportunities that a more sustainable Europe can provide for economic, social and environmental progress.  To underline the […]

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Over 85% of European bathing sites rated as excellent for #WaterQuality

Over 85% of European bathing sites rated as excellent for #WaterQuality

| June 7, 2019

Just over 85% of bathing water sites across Europe monitored last year met the European Union’s highest ‘excellent’ and most stringent quality standards for water cleanliness, according to the latest annual European bathing water quality report. The results published today give a good indication of where the best quality bathing waters are likely to be […]

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EU needs more #WindPower and #SolarPower to meet renewables targets, warn auditors

EU needs more #WindPower and #SolarPower to meet renewables targets, warn auditors

| June 6, 2019

The EU needs to take significant action to generate more electricity from wind and solar power and meet its targets on renewables, according to a new report by the European Court of Auditors. Although both wind and solar power have recorded strong growth since 2005, there has been a slowdown since 2014, say the auditors. […]

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New study finds climate and energy plans at odds with EU targets for #Circular Economy and #EmissionsReductions

New study finds climate and energy plans at odds with EU targets for #Circular Economy and #EmissionsReductions

| June 6, 2019

Five countries in central and eastern Europe all plan a variety of waste incineration methods in their national energy and climate plans (NECPs), jeopardizing their ability to meet mandatory European targets aimed at improving recycling rates, fostering a circular economy and reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the sector, finds a new report from CEE Bankwatch Network. […]

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#WFO continues to tackle #PlasticPollution

#WFO continues to tackle #PlasticPollution

| June 6, 2019

  On World Environment Day, Waste Free Oceans is reiterating its commitment to protect the world’s oceans and waterways. The organisation is continuing its repetitive programme of hotspot clean-ups and remediation projects in the Danube river basin in Bulgaria, working towards the Black Sea and the Danube Delta in Romania. The goal is to use […]

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