IP/15/4672  26-03-2015 - Environment: Commission refers the United Kingdom to Court over poor waste water collection and treatment 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 26 March 2015 The European Commission is referring the United Kingdom to Court over its failure to ensure that urban waste water is adequately treated in 17 agglomerations. In the EU, Member States need adequate collection and treatment systems for urban waste water, as...
IP/15/4671  26-03-2015 - Environment: Commission refers Slovenia to Court for failure to clean up highly flammable waste tyres 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 26 March 2015 The European Commission is taking Slovenia to Court for its failure to comply with the requirements of EU waste legislation. The case concerns an illegal landfill in Lovrenc na Dravskem polju, where more than 40 000 tons of highly flammable waste...
IP/15/4670  26-03-2015 - Environment: Commission takes the United Kingdom to Court over power plant emissions 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 26 March 2015 The European Commission has referred the United Kingdom to Court due to the absence of a reduction in emissions by the Aberthaw coal-fired power station in Wales.
IP/15/4669  26-03-2015 - Environment: Commission refers Germany to Court over coal power plant in Moorburg 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 26 March 2015 The European Commission is taking Germany to Court over its failure to apply the requirements of the Habitats Directive in relation to the authorisation of a coal power plant in Hamburg/Moorburg.
IP/15/4574  09-03-2015 - Report on the implementation of EU water legislation: there is progress, but still work to do 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 09 March 2015 The first Communication and the two reports published today by the new Commission show how water policies can be a source of green and blue economic growth, with water management technologies at the heart of eco-innovation.
SPEECH/15/4559  05-03-2015 - Speech by Commissioner Vella at the 2015 European Circular Economy Conference 
European Commission - European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Speech Speech Brussels, 05 March 2015 Karmenu Vella - Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries  Ministers, Authorities, Ladies and gentlemen, Thank you for inviting me to speak at this conference.
IP/15/4534  03-03-2015 - Environment report shows benefits of EU action 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release 03 March 2015 A new report published today shows that a coordinated EU environment policy has delivered substantial benefits for citizens over the past five years. Europeans enjoy cleaner air and water, send less waste to landfill and recycle more; while environmental policies drive jobs...
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.