STATEMENT/17/1608  12-06-2017 - G7 Environment Ministers' Meeting - Press Statement, on behalf of the European Union, by Commissioner Karmenu Vella 
European Commission - European Commission - Statement Brussels, 12 June 2017 I would like to echo the other colleagues and thank Minister Galletti for his excellent hospitality and skillful chairing, as well as the citizens of Bologna for their warm welcome.
STATEMENT/17/1561  08-06-2017 - Joint Statement on the occasion of World Oceans Day 
European Commission - European Commission - Statement Brussels, 8 June 2017 On the occasion of the World Oceans Day (8 June), Federica Mogherini, the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Karmenu Vella; Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, made the following statement: Today we celebrate World...
AGENDA/17/1385  19-05-2017 - 29 May - 2 June: EU Green Week 2017 - Green jobs for a greener future 
European Commission - European Commission - Upcoming events The news: EU Green Week 2017 will take place from 29 May to 2 June with the theme of 'Green jobs for a greener future'. It will focus on how EU environmental policies are creating green jobs and contributing to economic, sustainable and socially responsible...
IP/17/1438  23-05-2017 - More European sites meet excellent bathing water quality standards than ever before 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 23 May 2017 More than 85% of bathing water sites monitored across Europe in 2016 met the most stringent ‘excellent' quality standards — meaning they were mostly free from pollutants harmful to human health and the environment, according to the annual bathing water quality...
IP/17/1345  18-05-2017 - EU protects citizens from toxic mercury, paves the way for global action 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 18 May 2017 Today at the UN headquarters in New York, the European Union has triggered the entry into force of the global treaty aimed at reducing exposure to mercury. The ratification of the Minamata Convention on Mercury, confirms Europe's leading role to protect...
MEMO/17/1344  18-05-2017 - Questions and answers: EU mercury policy and the ratification of the Minamata Convention 
European Commission - European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 18 May 2017 Questions and answers: EU mercury policy and the ratification of the Minamata Convention Why is mercury a problem? Mercury and most of its compounds are highly toxic to humans and the environment.
IP/17/1283  17-05-2017 - Infringements: Waste: Commission refers Italy to Court over failure to rehabilitate or close down 44 landfills 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 17 May 2017 The European Commission is taking Italy to the Court of Justice of the EU for its failure to rehabilitate or close down 44 landfills, which represent a serious risk for human health and the environment.
IP/17/1308  16-05-2017 - Commission introduces new measures to fight poaching and to end trade in raw ivory 
European Commission - European - Press release Commission Brussels, 16 May 2017 The European Commission is moving to end the export of old raw ivory as of 1 July, with the adoption of new guidance on the EU rules governing ivory trade. Today's decision, foreseen in the EU Action Plan against wildlife trafficking,...
MEMO/17/1307  16-05-2017 - Commission introduces new measures to fight poaching and to end trade in raw ivory 
European Commission - European - Fact Sheet Commission Brussels, 16 May 2017 Commission introduces new measures to fight poaching and to end trade in raw ivory Is the Commission banning ivory exports? The export of raw ivory is banned. The Commission guidance document recommends that EU Member States cease issuing export documents for...
STATEMENT/17/1181  29-04-2017 - Joint Statement by President Juncker, Prime Minister Rajoy and Prime Minister Costa on the agreement reached concerning the Almaraz case 
European Commission - European Commission - Statement Brussels, 29 April 2017 Following our meeting in Malta on 3 February and the amicable settlement of 21 February 2017, on the initiative of President Juncker, we have reached agreement on the Almaraz case. Our agreement relies solidly on a set of joint operational conclusions.