MEMO/14/529  15-09-2014 - EU leads an international demarche against whaling by Iceland 
European Commission - European Commission MEMO Brussels, 15 September 2014 The EU, its 28 Member States and the governments of the United States, Australia, Brazil, Israel, New Zealand, Mexico and Monaco, today declared their opposition to the fact that the Icelandic government still permits commercial whaling, in particular the hunting of fin whales...
IP/14/976  08-09-2014 - Almost all Europeans say protecting the environment is important to them 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 8 September 2014 Three years on from the most recent similar Eurobarometer survey, it is clear that, despite the economic crisis, Europeans’ concern about the environment has not diminished.
SPEECH/14/578  04-09-2014 - Speech - “The growth path we are following is not the right one” 
European Commission - European Commission [Check Against Delivery] Janez Potočnik European Commissioner for Environment Speech - Meeting with the Environment Committee of the European Parliament Brussels, 3 September 2014 Ladies and Gentlemen, First of all let me congratulate all of you on having been elected to the European Parliament.
IP/14/933  19-08-2014 - Mercury – Have your say on the EU implementation of the Minamata Convention 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 19 August 2014 The European Commission has launched an on-line consultation on issues related to the ratification and implementation by the EU of the Minamata Convention on mercury. The Convention was signed in October 2013.
STATEMENT/14/250  08-08-2014 - Statement of the spokesperson for the environment following inaccurate reports on progress of environmental files 
European Commission - European Commission Brussels, 8 August 2014 Statement In light of an inaccurate report on the state of play of a number of environmental files, the Director-General of DG Environment has clarified the Commission's track record.
IP/14/904  05-08-2014 - Water re-use in Europe – what do you think? 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 5 August 2014 Water re-use is not widespread in Europe. Most wastewater from urban treatment plants is simply flushed out into rivers and lakes. But increasing re-use would help us respond to the increasing problems of water scarcity and drought, while reducing the risk of...
IP/14/816  10-07-2014 - Commission urges Italy to ensure that water intended for human consumption is healthy and clean 
European Commission - European Press release Brussels, 10 July 2014 Commission The European Commission is opening infringement proceedings against Italy for its failure to ensure that water intended for human consumption meets European standards. Water contamination from arsenic and fluoride is a long-standing problem in Italy, and for the Latium Region in particular.
IP/14/815  10-07-2014 - Commission takes Portugal to Court over waste water treatment 
European Commission - European Press release Brussels, 10 July 2014 Commission The European Commission is taking Portugal to Court for its failure to ensure that waste water from small agglomerations is properly treated. The lack of adequate collection and treatment systems, required by EU legislation for small agglomerations since 2005, poses risks to...
IP/14/814  10-07-2014 - Environment: Commission takes Spain to Court over non-compliant landfills and high-speed rail link 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 10 July 2014 The European Commission is taking Spain to Court for two (unrelated) breaches of environment legislation. The first concerns poor waste management: despite earlier warnings from the Commission, numerous Spanish landfills are still operating in breach of EU landfill legislation.
MEMO/14/470  10-07-2014 - July infringements package: main decisions 
European Commission - European Commission MEMO Brussels, 10 July 2014 July July In its monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission is pursuing legal action against Member States for failing to comply properly with their obligations under EU law.