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McDonalds to act on packaging - Friends of the Earth reaction 19 January 2018, 11:50 CET
Plans by McDonalds to tackle the impact of its packaging have been welcomed by Friends of the Earth

European Parliament votes to increase renewable energy target 19 January 2018, 11:47 CET
The European Parliament voted on 17 January to increase the EU’s 2030 renewable energy target to 35 per cent.

Retail & wholesale support EU Plastics Strategy 18 January 2018, 16:22 CET
The retail and wholesale sector sees the publication yesterday of the EU Plastics Strategy as a welcome step towards a more circular economy. Today's plastic strategy will hopefully transform the way plastics are currently produced, used and discarded. Retailers and wholesalers are committed to the environment and believe that this new approach can bring new opportunities, provided the right legislative proposals are put forward and agreed in the EU.

Architects' Council of Europe welcomes the EU Parliament's report on the regulation and the need for reform in professional services 18 January 2018, 16:18 CET
On 18 January 2018, in Strasbourg, the European Parliament adopted a report on the implementation of Directive 2013/55/EU (amending Directive 2005/36/EC) as regards regulation and the need for reform in professional services. The Architects' Council of Europe (ACE) congratulates the Rapporteurs for their work on this important issue and welcomes the report, which contributes to a greater recognition of the importance of the quality of professional services and their benefits to the society.

MEPs deliver on energy efficiency and governance, but drop ball on biomass 18 January 2018, 00:33 CET
The European Parliament today added a dose of ambition to the European Commission’s energy efficiency proposal and supported a 2050 climate goal for the EU. However, it also voted for weak renewables targets and in favour of burning trees for energy.

Growing opposition to patents on seeds 17 January 2018, 00:22 CET
As a new report published today by No Patents on Seeds! shows, the European Patent Office (EPO) continues to grant patents on plants derived from conventional breeding – even though the contracting states urged the enforcement of relevant prohibitions in 2017.

MEPs miss crucial opportunity to protect our marine environment and juvenile fish 17 January 2018, 00:12 CET
WWF has strongly condemned today's vote by the European Parliament, which failed to reduce the environmental impacts of fishing activities in a regulation that was intended to conserve the marine environment.

EU bioenergy proposals "threat to climate and sustainable development" - NGOs 17 January 2018, 00:07 CET
Today 30 NGOs from around the world are calling on MEPs to make urgent changes to planned bioenergy rules at their upcoming vote. The current plans are "a serious threat to climate and sustainable development goals", say the NGOs, including WWF, in a letter to EU law-makers.

Bremain in Spain's Sue Wilson says she Agrees with Nigel Farage 15 January 2018, 16:19 CET
Sue Wilson, Chair of Bremain in Spain, a group campaigning for the UK to remain in the European Union and to protect the rights of British migrants living in Spain, comments on Nigel Farage's suggestion re holding a second referendum on the UK's membership of the EU.

EU Commission uses the Christmas period to grant authorisation for imports of genetically engineered soybeans 10 January 2018, 23:22 CET
The EU Commission has granted six further authorisations for genetically engineered plants, including some controversial genetically engineered soybeans with triple herbicide resistance.

Discuss, debate and learn from NATO partners & allies at SMi's Mission Planning & Support conference 2018 10 January 2018, 22:53 CET
As NATO partners & allies ended 2017 by taking steps to improve air power superiority, as illustrated by exercises Blue Flag, Optic Windmill and the Spartan Series, SMi invites attendees to discuss, debate and learn from these experts at Air Mission Planning & Support in London on 17th & 18th April 2018.

Pleora Technologies confirm their participation at Future Armoured Vehicles Situational Awareness Event 10 January 2018, 22:46 CET
SMi are delighted to announce that Pleora Technologies have confirmed their participation as an event exhibitor at the next Future Armoured Vehicles Situational Awareness conference, taking place in Central London on the 11th-12th April 2018.

SMi's Unmanned Maritime Systems returns to London for its 2nd successful year 08 January 2018, 18:49 CET
SMi's Unmanned Maritime Systems returns to London for its 2nd successful year, on 16th and 17th May 2018.

SMi's Helicopter Technology Central and Eastern Europe 2018 conference will return to Prague for its third successful year 08 January 2018, 18:25 CET
SMi's Helicopter Technology Central and Eastern Europe 2018 conference will return to Prague, Czech Republic for its third successful year on the 23rd and 24th May 2018.

New Speakers and Presentations Announced at Network Centric Warfare 2018 Conference 08 January 2018, 18:13 CET
The Network Centric Warfare conference takes place on 1-2 February 2018 and will feature 20+ expert presentations, a topical panel discussion, an exclusive workshop and dedicated sessions for networking, the conference is a one-of-a-kind event which will provide delegates an intelligent forum to explore strategic integration of networked systems and military forces to achieve operational superiority.

Brigadier James Daniel from UK MoD's Defence Equipment and Support to Present At Future Soldier Technology 2018 08 January 2018, 18:04 CET
SMi is thrilled to announce Brigadier James Daniel MBE, Head Soldier, Training and Special Programmes from Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S UK MoD), will be delivering the host nation opening address this March in London, at 2018's Future Soldier Technology conference.

Nations across the globe will attend SMi's Maritime Reconnaissance & Surveillance Technology conference in 3 weeks' time 05 January 2018, 15:42 CET
Nations across the world will attend SMi's well renowned Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology conference, taking place in Rome, Italy on 30th and 31st January 2018.

Registration Opens for The Next MilSatCom Asia Pacific Conference 03 January 2018, 16:13 CET
SMi Group Reports: The 8th annual MilSatCom Asia Pacific conference will return to Singapore this May

OneWeb to Present on Reducing the Impact of Mega-LEO Constellations on Space Congestion at Military Space Situational Awareness Conference 21 December 2017, 16:09 CET
SMi Group Reports: OneWeb confirm their participation at SMi's 13th annual Military Space SA Conference

Glenair and Six More Leading Military Organisations Sponsor Future Soldier Technology 2018 20 December 2017, 13:52 CET
SMi Reports: A new brochure has been released for SMi's 4th annual Future Soldier Technology conference and focus day

EU urges stricter checks for safer goods 19 December 2017, 18:33 CET
Today the European Commission proposed to beef up checks of consumer goods available in the EU such as toys, phones or TVs. The main proposal is to increase EU Commission staff to assist Member States in better monitoring the merchandise that ends up on the market.

The European SME definition is still fit for purpose 19 December 2017, 18:28 CET
In its position paper published today, UEAPME opposes any possible changes to the SME definition. A first assessment with member organisations shows a broad support for the current definition, which is still fit for purpose. Any widening would only lead to including more beneficiaries and possible reduction of support for the micro enterprises who most need specific measures.

Energy ministers give Europeans coal for Christmas 19 December 2017, 18:25 CET
European energy ministers have backed coal and other fossil fuels over renewable energy, in the ongoing reform of the EU’s energy laws.

EU governments' positions would stifle renewable energy revolution 19 December 2017, 18:23 CET
Today EU Energy Ministers have adopted their positions on four legislative proposals under the Clean Energy Package, which will guide the EU’s energy transition in the coming decade and beyond.

Member States abandon pretence of climate ambition 19 December 2017, 18:20 CET
EU governments showed their complete disdain for the Paris Agreement and Europe’s renewable energy future today, as ministers reached agreements on 2030 climate and energy laws.