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Von der Leyen unveils new team, but green game plan still falls short
Incoming European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has announced a new team of commissioners, but her game plan for the environment still falls short of what science demands, says Greenpeace.

Access to electric car chargers must be guaranteed, urge auto makers, electricity sector and NGO
The European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA), Eurelectric and Transport & Environment (T&E) are calling on the European institutions to facilitate a rapid roll-out of smart charging infrastructure for electrically-chargeable vehicles.

US Army confirmed to purchase two Iron Dome Systems ahead of SMi's Air Missile Defence Technology 2019 conference
SMi reports: US Army and Israel Air Force to present at Air Missile Defence Technology 2019 ahead of news that the US Army have confirmed to purchase two Iron Dome Systems

Activists urge von der Leyen to save forests, fight climate breakdown
Greenpeace activists greeted incoming President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, on 3 September in The Hague with a burning globe of several metres high and a banner reading "Climate Crisis: Save Forests Now". Von der Leyen was visiting Dutch Prime Minister Rutte at his residence to discuss climate policies, among other issues.

10 years on from the first inefficient light bulb ban, consumers have saved up to €1,330
In the decade after EU rules on energy-efficient lighting kicked in, the average European household has saved up to €1,330 - the equivalent combined price of a mid-range washing machine, fridge and dishwasher.

Proposed future Commissioners lack environmental credentials
WWF is concerned that most of the proposed EU Commissioners lack commitment or experience on climate and environment.

Horizon Technologies announced to sponsor the 5th Annual Airborne ISR Conference
SMi Reports: John Beckner, Founder and CEO, Horizon Technologies will be presenting an exclusive briefing on the FlyingFish at the Airborne ISR Conference, this October in London.

Senior experts to present exclusive updates on Cyber Warfare at Maritime Information Warfare 2019
SMi Reports: Senior experts will be addressing a key theme on cyber warfare at the Maritime Information Warfare Conference, in London this November.

Key Case Studies will be Presented at SMi's Benelux Infrastructure Forum 2019 in Amsterdam
SMi Reports: Case study updates from Van Oord, BESIX Group, Rebel and Macquarie to be delivered at the Benelux conference this November

ELTA Systems announced to sponsor, present and exhibit Air Missile Defence Technology 2019
SMi reports: ELTA Systems announced as brand new sponsor for the upcoming conference in October

Environmental groups challenge European Commission to take legal action against Bulgarian government over depletion of key wildlife site
Lawyers and environmental groups have today challenged the European Commission to take legal action against the Bulgarian government over a shocking depletion of wildlife in a key EU-protected nature site, Kresna Gorge.

The EU needs rules on chemicals in coffee cups, straws and other paper food packaging, consumer test shows
A new lab test shows that food packaging made of coloured paper and cardboard - such as coffee cups and straws - may contain and release chemicals originating from the inks used for printing.

Commissioner Vella seals his legacy for nature
Commissioner Vella has taken a stand for Europe’s precious nature and sealed his legacy.

GDPR one year in - working well, but care needed on burdens for SMEs
Speaking after the European Commission today published its report on the first year of implementation of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), EuroCommerce Director-General Christian Verschueren commented:

European Commission publishes long-awaited plan to address EU impact on deforestation
The European Commission issued today its Communication on deforestation and forest degradation, a pivotal step in securing a much-needed plan of action to address the EU's significant contribution to global deforestation.

Deforestation action plan does little to tackle impact of EU trade dogma, Greenpeace
A deforestation action plan released today by the European Commission paints a bleak picture of Europe’s responsibility for global deforestation, but fails to address the environmental and human cost of EU trade and farming policies, warned Greenpeace.

Feeling Hot? Bad Water Management Aggravating Drought, says New WWF Paper
With temperatures across Europe set to skyrocket this week and national governments taking emergency measures to tackle drought, a new paper from WWF signals that EU Member States/’ poor management of rivers, lakes, wetlands and groundwater is worsening the impacts of drought.

Bremain in Spain says: No to Boris, Yes to Europe
On Saturday 20 July, members of Bremain in Spain returned to London to join the 'No to Boris, Yes to Europe' rally and march on Westminster. Along with other anti-Brexit and citizens’ rights groups from across Europe, Bremain in Spain made its presence felt and its voice heard.

An easier consumer journey when buying online - Business presents new tool to improve consumer information
Today the European business community is presenting its voluntary tool to better inform consumers when they're shopping online. The aim is to help companies find good ways to present their information to consumers including standard terms and conditions.

SMEunited Supports New Von Der Leyen Agenda
SMEunited embraces the election of Ursula von der Leyen and offers the support of SMEs to make a stronger Europe a reality

Von der Leyen backed by MEPs, must now fulfil promise of European Green Deal
The European Parliament today confirmed Ursula von der Leyen as Commission President-elect with a narrow majority of 383 MEPs.

Healthy rivers critical to global efforts to adapt to climate change, says new report
With cities and communities around the world reeling from extreme droughts, floods and worsening water shortages, WWF and Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) today published a report highlighting the central role of healthy rivers in adapting to climate change and building more resilient societies, economies and ecosystems.

WWF Says Europe Ran Out of Fish Today
As of 9 July, Europe has used up all domestic fish resources. European Fish Dependence Day marks the moment when the EU relies on fish and seafood imports for the rest of the year in order to meet consumption demand.

Top jobs: Newly appointed EU leadership has yet to prove green credentials
After marathon negotiations, European leaders have decided on Ursula von der Leyen (DE) as candidate for the President of the European Commission - a German national with no track record on climate, environment and sustainability.

Honey bees - nature conservation with genetic engineering?
In February 2019, the first paper on using CRISPR technology to produce pesticide-resistant honeybees was published in South Korea.