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Doing business in Slovenia: Sustainability
The Slovenian Development Strategy is the document that provides businesses with guidance on how to become more sustainable. last modified 17 May 2012, 01:25 CET — filed under: , , , , — Relevance: 1%
Europe’s resource reduction plan doesn’t measure up
A plan unveiled on 20 September to tackle Europe’s dependency on imported resources does not go far enough to end the region’s over-consumption of the world’s ... last modified 22 September 2011, 23:23 CET — filed under: — Relevance: 1%
Car emissions: Fiat Chrysler grilled on 'defeat devices'
MEPs on the European Parliament's car emissions inquiry grilled Fiat Chrysler's Chief Technical Officer on possible 'defeat devices' in Fiat diesel engines ... last modified 20 October 2016, 23:16 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
Towards a Circular Economy
While the world's leaders and environmental experts in Paris grapple with trying to agree a global deal on climate change, the European Commission this week ... last modified 03 December 2015, 22:01 CET — filed under: — Relevance: 1%
Expert comment on inefficient vacuum cleaners being banned by the EU
Frederik Dahlmann, of Warwick Business School, Assistant Professor of Global Energy, a researcher into the low carbon economy, comments on inefficient vacuum ... last modified 06 September 2017, 23:42 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
An environmental standards information portal for Europe
In Europe, we have a vast wealth of research results that support standards in relation to environmental aspects such as air, water, soil and waste. SIPE ('An ... last modified 05 June 2014, 21:52 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
Greenhouse gas emission allowance trading scheme
The European Union is establishing a greenhouse gas emission trading scheme for the cost-effective reduction of such emissions in the Community. This scheme ... last modified 10 December 2009, 16:41 CET — filed under: , , , — Relevance: 1%
Ombudsman's ruling: Stoiber’s appointment process constituted 'maladministration' and was misleading
In a strongly worded decision, the appointment process of Edmund Stoiber as a high-level special advisor to the European Commission President Juncker has been ... last modified 31 May 2016, 12:39 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
A wasted year for the circular economy - FoEE
The European Commission today launched its revised proposal to tackle resource use and waste in Europe. The reworked Circular Economy Package is weaker than ... last modified 03 December 2015, 21:29 CET — filed under: — Relevance: 1%
EU action plan for a Circular Economy
The European Commission adopted on 2 December a revised Circular Economy Package to stimulate Europe's transition towards a circular economy which will boost ... last modified 02 December 2015, 16:44 CET — filed under: — Relevance: 1%
First generation biofuels are just as sustainable as second generation – both show significant reductions of greenhouse gas emissions
A comprehensive sustainability assessment carried out by nova-Institute shows that first generation bioethanol is as advantageous as second generation ... last modified 07 September 2017, 23:37 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
Council tables weak deal on EU fisheries reform
Another marathon session of negotiations on the reform of EU legislation on fisheries has ended in disappointment, said Greenpeace. The ministers have been ... last modified 15 May 2013, 16:07 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
European Court protects honey from GM contamination
The European Court of Justice today upheld the rights of beekeepers and consumers to keep honey free from GM contamination. last modified 06 September 2011, 23:50 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
German 2012 energy law involved state aid: EU Court
The European Court of Justice's General Court confirmed Tuesday that a 2012 German law on renewable energy involved State aid, dismissing Germany's action ... last modified 10 May 2016, 16:44 CET — filed under: , , , , — Relevance: 1%
Updated CETA declaration shows contempt for EU citizens and parliaments - Greenpeace
An updated version of the EU and Canada's joint declaration on CETA fails to address fundamental problems with the trade deal, as the revision only concerns ... last modified 11 October 2016, 18:29 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
MEPs back reform of EU carbon trading scheme
The EU Parliament approved plans to curb greenhouse gas emissions through the EU carbon market Wednesday, aiming to fulfil EU obligations under the Paris ... last modified 16 February 2017, 00:30 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
EU whitewash on cancer risk from world's most used weedkiller
Overreliance on unpublished industry studies leads EU food agency to recommend glyphosate approval last modified 12 November 2015, 12:49 CET — filed under: , , , — Relevance: 1%
EU lifeline to coal could derail renewable energy transition
A package of policy proposals released today by the European Commission threatens to derail efforts to accelerate the roll-out of renewables, while prolonging ... last modified 30 November 2016, 18:56 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
Regulation establishing a programme to support further development of an integrated maritime policy
The Council today adopted a regulation establishing an EU programme to further promote the development and the implementation of the EU's integrated maritime ... last modified 24 November 2011, 17:23 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
The Agency, located in Helsinki, Finland will manage the registration, evaluation, authorisation and restriction processes for chemical substances to ensure ... last modified 25 March 2010, 18:10 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
Proposal for a Directive amending Directive relating to the quality of petrol and diesel fuels, and amending Directive on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources
The European Commission has published a proposal to limit global land conversion for biofuel production, and raise the climate benefits of biofuels used in the ... last modified 17 October 2012, 16:50 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
Inland waterway transport and Natura 2000 guidance document - Sustainable inland waterway development and management in the context of the EU Birds and Habitats Directives
The European Commission has issued a new set of guidelines on inland navigation and nature protection to assist the sector in applying EU environmental ... last modified 18 October 2012, 14:03 CET — filed under: — Relevance: 1%
Reform of the emissions trading scheme (ETS)
The EU's emissions trading scheme (ETS) was set up to reduce gas emissions and fight climate change, but it is not working as efficiently as it could be. An ... last modified 08 July 2015, 23:28 CET — filed under: — Relevance: 1%
EU energy plans won't meet Paris climate commitments
Today the European Commission releases its report on the progress of the European Union's energy plans, the 'State of the Energy Union'. Greenpeace has ... last modified 03 February 2017, 11:11 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
MEPs propose measures to improve green credentials of biofuels but fail to solve food for fuel crisis
In the face of heavy lobbying from the biofuels industry, the European Parliament's environment committee has made encouraging recommendations to fix EU ... last modified 11 July 2013, 15:24 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
SMEs miss support measures in the Environmental Action Programme
UEAPME welcomes the specific references to SMEs but regrets that the set of SME measures in the Environmental programme fall short last modified 11 July 2013, 15:44 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
Air quality in Europe 2012
This report presents an overview and analysis of the status and trends of air quality in Europe based on concentration measurements in ambient air and data on ... last modified 24 September 2012, 19:44 CET — filed under: — Relevance: 1%
EU looks for speedy ratification of Paris climate deal
The EU Commission presented a proposal Friday for the European Union's quick ratification of the Paris Agreement - the world's first universal, legally ... last modified 13 June 2016, 12:39 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
EU states breaching National Emission Ceilings Directive limits
Ten EU Member States continue to emit air pollution from sources such as transport and agriculture above legal limits according to new data from the European ... last modified 10 June 2016, 17:42 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
Greenpeace calls on Italy to reconsider position on EU-Canada trade deal
Italy may be preparing to break ranks with other EU governments on the right for national parliaments to approve or reject a controversial trade deal between ... last modified 10 June 2016, 17:47 CET — filed under: , , , — Relevance: 1%
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