IP/14/1191  24-10-2014 - Environment: 12 cities apply for European Green Capital Award 2017 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 24 October 2014 The deadline for submitting entries to the European Green Capital 2017 competition cycle has expired. The following cities have entered: Bursa (Turkey) Cascais (Portugal) Cork (Ireland) Essen (Germany) 's-Hertogenbosch (Netherlands) Istanbul (Turkey) Lahti (Finland) Lisbon (Portugal) Nijmegen (Netherlands) Pécs (Hungary) Porto (Portugal)...
STATEMENT/14/328  17-10-2014 - Statement by Janez Potočnik, European Commissioner for Environment, on the outcome of Conference of Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP12) 
European Commission - European Commission Brussels, 17 October 2014 Statement The European Commission welcomes the successful outcome of CBD COP12 and in particular the agreement reached on 2020 targets for the mobilisation of resources in support of biodiversity.
IP/14/1154  16-10-2014 - Environment: Commission urges Malta to refrain from finch trapping 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 16 October 2014 The European Commission is asking the Maltese government to reconsider its decision to resume traditional finch trapping. This practice is prohibited under EU legislation on the conservation of wild birds.
IP/14/1151  16-10-2014 - Environment: European Commission urges Italy to address severe pollution issues at Europe's biggest steel plant 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 16 October 2014 The European Commission is taking further steps against Italy in an effort to reduce the environmental impact of the ILVA steel plant in Taranto (hereafter "ILVA"), Europe's largest iron and steel works.
IP/14/1149  16-10-2014 - Environment: Commission takes Romania to Court over toxic tailing pond 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 16 October 2014 The European Commission is taking Romania to Court for a failure to comply with EU legislation on mining waste (i.e. waste resulting from the extraction, treatment and storage of mineral resources and the working of quarries).
IP/14/1148  16-10-2014 - Environment: Commission takes Poland to Court over failings in end-of-life vehicles legislation 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 16 October 2014 The European Commission is taking Poland to the EU Court of Justice for failing to properly implement EU legislation on end-of-life vehicles (ELV). The Commission has concerns about Poland's implementation of the collection and recycling system required.
IP/14/1142  16-10-2014 - Environment: European Commission takes Portugal back to Court for inadequate waste water treatment, asks for fines 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 16 October 2014 The European Commission is referring Portugal back to the European Court of Justice for poor implementation of the EU Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive. In 2009, the Court ruled that Portugal was failing in its obligation to collect, treat and dispose of...
IP/14/1141  16-10-2014 - Environment: Commission takes the Netherlands to court over failure to protect animals used for scientific purposes, asks for fines 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 16 October 2014 The European Commission is referring the Netherlands to the European Court of Justice over its failure to enact EU legislation on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes.
SPEECH/14/699  16-10-2014 - Speech - Nature based solutions are often also the cheapest solutions 
European Commission - European Commission [Check Against Delivery] Janez Potočnik European Commissioner for Environment Nature based solutions are often also the cheapest solutions High Level Segment Panel discussion: Nature-based Solutions to Global Challenges, 12th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity Pyeongchang (Republic of Korea), 16 October...
SPEECH/14/679  10-10-2014 - “We need to escape the handcuffs of GDP” 
European Commission - European Commission [Check Against Delivery] Janez Potočnik European Commissioner for Environment Conference "Moving beyond GDP in European economic governance" Brussels, 10 October 2014 Ladies and gentlemen, Thank you Laszlo, and thanks also to the Italian Presidency and all involved in the organisation of this event for bringing together both policy...