IP/15/4492  26-02-2015 - Commission takes Slovenia back to Court for failure to issue industrial permit for a major cement factory and asks for fines 
European Commission - European - Press release Commission Brussels, 26 February 2015 The European Commission is referring Slovenia back to Court for its failure to license industrial installations that are operating without permits. Such permits should only be issued if a number of environmental criteria are met.
IP/15/4491  26-02-2015 - Commission takes Greece to Court over poor waste water treatment presenting a risk to public health 
European Commission - European - Press release Commission Brussels, 26 February 2015 The European Commission is taking Greece to Court over a failure to ensure that waste water is properly treated. In the EU, Member States need adequate collection and treatment systems for urban waste water, as untreated water poses risks to human...
IP/15/4142  05-02-2015 - New EU measures on import of hunting trophies to fight against illegal and unsustainable practices 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 05 February 2015 The European Commission has adopted measures to control wildlife trade that come into force on 5th February 2015. The first measure concerns the import of hunting trophies and is designed to ensure that any such imports are legal and sustainable.
IP/15/4141  05-02-2015 - European Commission sets out its position on global partnership for the post-2015 development agenda 
European Commission - - Press release European Commission Brussels, 05 February 2015 Today the European Commission set out its views on global efforts that will be needed to eradicate poverty and boost sustainable development.  The Communication on a “Global Partnership for Poverty Eradication and Sustainable Development after 2015” has been jointly prepared by...
MEMO/15/4143  05-02-2015 - A Global Partnership for Poverty Eradication and Sustainable Development after 2015 
European Commission - European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 05 February 2015 What is the Post-2015 Agenda? The Post-2015 Development Agenda is a United Nations-led process to help define the future global development framework that will succeed the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and will follow up on the outcome of the Rio+20...
SPEECH/15/3103  09-01-2015 - Opening of the European Year for Development 
European Commission - European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Riga, 09 January 2015 Karmenu Vella - Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Mr President, Prime Minister, Ministers, Members of the European Parliament, Colleagues, Ladies and gentlemen, It is a real privilege for me to be a part of this Opening...
IP/14/2268  03-12-2014 - Commission announces winners of European Business Awards for the Environment 2014-2015 
European Commission - European - Press release Commission LYON, 01 December 2014 EU Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Commissioner Karmenu Vella announced the winners of the European Business Awards for the Environment 2014-15 at an evening ceremony last night.
SPEECH/14/2260  01-12-2014 - Europe at the crossroads: the challenge of environmental sustainability 
European Commission - European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] 01 December 2014 Karmenu Vella - Commisisoner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Brussels, 40th Anniversary of the European Environmental Bureau Dear participants, A 40 year birthday.
IP/14/2129  26-11-2014 - Commission takes Spain to Court over waste water treatment presenting a risk to public health 
European Commission - European - Press release Commission Brussels, 26 November 2014 Commission takes Spain to Court over waste water treatment The European Commission is taking Spain to Court over a failure to ensure that waste water is properly treated.
MEMO/14/2130  26-11-2014 - November infringements package: main decisions 
European Commission - European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 26 November 2014 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.