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More than half of EU governments fail to deliver a plan to cut #AirPollution

More than half of EU governments fail to deliver a plan to cut #AirPollution

| September 11, 2019

Five months past the deadline, EU officials are still waiting for fifteen member states to detail their programmes to improve air quality. National governments were due to submit comprehensive detailed plans to reduce their national emissions of dangerous pollutants – the so called ‘National Air Pollution Control Programme (NAPCP)’ – by April 2019, but five months later […]

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#StateAid – Commission approves €431 million public support for #CleanerTransport in #Germany

#StateAid – Commission approves €431 million public support for #CleanerTransport in #Germany

| June 20, 2019

The European Commission has found German plans to support the retrofitting of municipal and commercial diesel vehicles to be in line with EU state aid rules. The measure should contribute to reducing nitrogen oxides emissions by 1,450 tonnes per year, while limiting distortions of competition. Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, said: “Tackling air pollution […]

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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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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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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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#Sibiu – Leaders must implement citizens’ consultations

#Sibiu – Leaders must implement citizens’ consultations

| May 9, 2019

The future of Europe is environmentally and socially sustainable, and it is within reach if political leaders take action now – as environment and social organizations, representing millions of Europeans, we stand together to deliver this message to national and EU leaders meeting in Sibiu on 9 May to discuss the future of Europe. People […]

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