IP/14/1057  29-09-2014 - Commission consults the public on criteria to identify Endocrine Disruptors 
European Commission - European Press release Brussels, 29 September 2014 Commission The European Commission has launched an on-line consultation to help define criteria for endocrine disruptors as required by the regulations on biocidal and plant protection products.
STATEMENT/14/286  29-09-2014 - Commission welcomes the Council's adoption of the Invasive Alien Species Regulation 
European Commission - European Statement Brussels, 29 September 2014 Commission Today the EU adopted legislation that will tackle the rapidly growing threat to biodiversity from invasive species. The Regulation is a crucial step towards achieving the EU's 2020 biodiversity targets, while also delivering on a commitment under the Convention on Biological Diversity to...
IP/14/1037  25-09-2014 - Environment: European Commission asks Court to fine Greece for inadequate management of hazardous waste 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 25 September 2014 The European Commission is referring Greece back to the European Court of Justice for poor treatment of hazardous waste. Five years after the first ruling, Greece is still failing to comply with EU standards.
SPEECH/14/618  23-09-2014 - 35 years of cooperation to protect wild birds in Europe 
European Commission - European Commission [Check Against Delivery] Janez Potočnik European Commissioner for Environment Keynote speech at the opening session of the conference on the celebration of 35th Anniversary of the Birds Directive and 10th Anniversary of the BirdLife FACE Agreement Brussels, 23 September 2014 I am delighted to be here with you...
IP/14/1028  22-09-2014 - Environment: 17 companies nominated for the 2014 European Business Awards for the Environment 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 22 September 2014 Rome, 19 September– The shortlist for the 2014 European Business Awards for the Environment (EBAE) has been revealed, following a two-day jury meeting in Rome, Italy. The 17 finalists come from 10 countries.
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.