IP/16/2099  16-06-2016 - Commission proposes to fine SLOVAKIA in connection with landfill in Žilina 
European Commission - European - Press release Commission Brussels, 16 June 2016 Slovakia faces fines over landfill in Žilina – Považský Chlmec. The European Commission is taking Slovakia back to the Court of Justice of the EU and is proposing a fine for its failure to comply with the Court's judgement of April...
AGENDA/16/1848  20-05-2016 - 30 May–3 June: Green Week 2016 - Investing for a greener future 
European Commission - European Commission - Upcoming events The news: The Commission will host Green Week, the biggest annual occasion to discuss European environment policy, taking place from Monday, 30 May to Friday, 3 June 2016. This year's theme is on "Investing for a greener future": how investment should integrate economic opportunity with...
IP/16/1759  25-05-2016 - Forty years of investments have improved Europe’s bathing water 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 25 May 2016 The European Union’s efforts to ensure clean and healthy bathing water began forty years ago when the first Bathing Water Directive was issued. © European Union 2016 The annual bathing water report published today proves the value of the legislation and...
IP/16/1832  24-05-2016 - Commission awards exemplary projects protecting nature across Europe 
European Commission - European - Press release Commission Brussels, 24 May 2016 Commissioner Vella announced the winners of the 2016 Natura 2000 Awards. The six winners include projects from Bulgaria, Latvia, Spain, the United Kingdom and cross-border projects from Belgium, France, Greece, Bulgaria, Hungary, Finland and Norway.
STATEMENT/16/1641  30-04-2016 - Joint Statement by Commissioner Neven Mimica and Commissioner Karmenu Vella on the protection of elephants in the African continent 
European Commission - European Commission - Statement elephants in the African continent Brussels, 30 April 2016 Today an important step to protect wildlife has been taken in Kenya, as the country's entire stockpile of ivory, estimated at around 105 tons, has been burned at a ceremony in Nairobi.
IP/16/1454  28-04-2016 - Environmental Impact Assessment: Commission refers POLAND to the Court of Justice of the EU over inadequate assessment of exploratory mining drillings 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 28 April 2016 Poland in Court over Environment Impact Assessment of drilling. The European Commission is referring Poland to the Court of Justice of the EU for failing to ensure that the environmental impacts of exploratory mining drillings are properly assessed.
IP/16/1453  28-04-2016 - Water: Commission refers GERMANY to the Court of Justice of the EU over water pollution caused by nitrates 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 28 April 2016 Germany in Court over water pollution and nitrates. The European Commission is referring Germany to the Court of Justice of the EU for failing to take stronger measures to combat water pollution caused by nitrates.
IP/16/387  26-02-2016 - Commission launches Action Plan to crack down on wildlife trafficking 
European Commission - European - Press release Commission Brussels, 26 February 2016 Today the European Commission adopted an EU Action Plan to tackle wildlife trafficking within the EU and to strengthen the EU's role in the global fight against these illegal activities.
MEMO/16/388  26-02-2016 - Questions and answers on the EU Action Plan against Wildlife Trafficking 
European Commission - European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 26 February 2016 Today the European Commission adopted an EU Action Plan to crack down on wildlife trafficking within the EU and strengthen the EU's role in the global fight against these illegal activities.
IP/16/150  26-01-2016 - Commission invests € 63.8 million in new environmental projects across Member States 
European Commission - European - Press release Commission Brussels, 26 January 2016 New LIFE funding will help bring over € 1 billion of support to environmental plans across the EU. The European Commission today announced an investment of € 63.8 million for the first-ever "Integrated Projects" to be funded under the LIFE programme...