IP/17/238  15-02-2017 - Commission warns Germany, France, Spain, Italy and the United Kingdom of continued air pollution breaches 
European Commission - European - Press release Commission Brussels, 15 February 2017 The European Commission sends final warnings to Germany, France, Spain, Italy and the United Kingdom for failing to address repeated breaches of air pollution limits for nitrogen dioxide (NO2). NO2 pollution is a serious health risk.
IP/17/237  15-02-2017 - Commission refers Romania to the Court of Justice of the EU over illegal landfills 
European Commission - European - Press release Commission Brussels, 15 February 2017 The European Commission is taking Romania to the Court of Justice of the EU for its failure to close and rehabilitate 68 illegal landfills, which represent a serious risk for human health and the environment.
IP/17/236  15-02-2017 - Commission takes Ireland to Court for failure to upgrade waste water treatment infrastructure 
European Commission - European - Press release Commission Brussels, 15 February 2017 The European Commission is taking Ireland to the Court of Justice of the EU for its failure to ensure that urban waste water in 38 agglomerations across the country is adequately collected and treated to prevent serious risks to human health...
AC/17/228  08-02-2017 - Improving the implementation of European environmental policy 
European Commission - European Commission - Announcement Brussels, 6 February 2017 The Commission today adopted the Environmental Implementation Review; a new way to help Member States apply EU rules benefits citizens, administrations and economy © European Union 2014 Guliana Keller Today's adoption of the Environmental Implementation Review marks the beginning of a new...
AGENDA/17/199  01-02-2017 - Monday 6 February: Environmental Implementation Review 
European Commission - European Commission - Upcoming events The news: On Monday 6 February, the Commission will present the Environmental Implementation Review, a tool to improve implementation of EU environmental policy. It will bring about a new framework for sharing solutions, involving dialogue with Member States, and a peer-to-peer tool that will make...
IP/17/197  06-02-2017 - Environmental Implementation Review: new way to help Member States apply EU rules benefits citizens, administrations and economy 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 6 February 2017 Improving the application of EU rules on waste management, nature and biodiversity, air quality, water quality and management. Today the Commission adopted the Environmental Implementation Review, a new tool to improve implementation of European environmental policy and commonly agreed rules.
IP/17/85  20-01-2017 - Essen becomes the European Green Capital for 2017 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 20 January 2017 The impressive transformation from coal and steel industry to the greenest city in North Rhine-Westphalia is proof of Essen's successful structural change. On 21 January, the town of Essen in Germany will officially become the European Green Capital for 2017.
IP/16/4358  14-12-2016 - EU approves new rules for Member States to drastically cut air pollution 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 14 December 2016 Today the European Parliament and the Council have signed into law the new National Emissions Ceilings (NEC) Directive, based on a Commission proposal that sets stricter limits on the five main pollutants in Europe.
MEMO/16/4372  14-12-2016 - EU approves new rules for Member States to drastically cut air pollution 
European Commission - European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 14 December 2016 Questions and Answers Who will benefit from the new National Emissions Ceiling Directive, and how? All EU citizens will benefit from improved air quality, but children, the elderly and citizens suffering from asthma and respiratory conditions will benefit the most.
IP/16/4305  12-12-2016 - Better understanding the world's surface water: a new interactive tool to guide European and global policies 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 12 December 2016 The European Commission has co-produced a new interactive tool consisting of 3 million satellite images collected over the past 32 years. The Global Surface Water Explorer is a new online interactive mapping tool that will be accessible to everyone and serve...