IP/16/3144  23-09-2016 - EU pushes for further tightening of wildlife trade rules at global summit on wildlife conservation 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 23 September 2016 On 24th September, representatives of 182 countries and the EU will gather at the 17th Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention on Trade in Endangered Species (CITES CoP17) in Johannesburg, South Africa to agree tangible measures to better protect...
MEMO/16/3145  23-09-2016 - EU position for the 17th Conference of the Parties (CoP) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) 
European Commission - European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 23 September 2016 Questions and Answers See also: Press release What is the EU's position on ivory trafficking? The EU is concerned about the current levels of ivory trafficking and elephant poaching and is at the forefront of international efforts to tackle this problem.
IP/16/2492  22-07-2016 - Commission refers the Czech Republic to Court over a shipment of toxic waste to Poland 
European Commission - European - Press release Commission Brussels, 22 July 2016 The Czech Republic in Court over illegal shipment of hazardous waste. The European Commission is referring the Czech Republic to the Court of Justice of the EU for its failure to take back 20,000 tonnes of hazardous waste, which was shipped...
IP/16/2491  22-07-2016 - Commission refers Bulgaria to Court over failure to sufficiently protect endangered bird species 
European Commission - European - Press release Commission Brussels, 22 July 2016 Bulgaria in Court over missing protected areas for wild birds in Rila Mountains. The European Commission is taking Bulgaria to the Court of Justice of the EU over its failure to protect unique habitats and important bird species in the Rila...
IP/16/2099  16-06-2016 - Commission proposes to fine SLOVAKIA in connection with landfill in Žilina 
European Commission - European - Press release Commission Brussels, 16 June 2016 Slovakia faces fines over landfill in Žilina – Považský Chlmec. The European Commission is taking Slovakia back to the Court of Justice of the EU and is proposing a fine for its failure to comply with the Court's judgement of April...
AGENDA/16/1848  20-05-2016 - 30 May–3 June: Green Week 2016 - Investing for a greener future 
European Commission - European Commission - Upcoming events The news: The Commission will host Green Week, the biggest annual occasion to discuss European environment policy, taking place from Monday, 30 May to Friday, 3 June 2016. This year's theme is on "Investing for a greener future": how investment should integrate economic opportunity with...
IP/16/1759  25-05-2016 - Forty years of investments have improved Europe’s bathing water 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 25 May 2016 The European Union’s efforts to ensure clean and healthy bathing water began forty years ago when the first Bathing Water Directive was issued. © European Union 2016 The annual bathing water report published today proves the value of the legislation and...
IP/16/1832  24-05-2016 - Commission awards exemplary projects protecting nature across Europe 
European Commission - European - Press release Commission Brussels, 24 May 2016 Commissioner Vella announced the winners of the 2016 Natura 2000 Awards. The six winners include projects from Bulgaria, Latvia, Spain, the United Kingdom and cross-border projects from Belgium, France, Greece, Bulgaria, Hungary, Finland and Norway.
STATEMENT/16/1641  30-04-2016 - Joint Statement by Commissioner Neven Mimica and Commissioner Karmenu Vella on the protection of elephants in the African continent 
European Commission - European Commission - Statement elephants in the African continent Brussels, 30 April 2016 Today an important step to protect wildlife has been taken in Kenya, as the country's entire stockpile of ivory, estimated at around 105 tons, has been burned at a ceremony in Nairobi.
IP/16/1454  28-04-2016 - Environmental Impact Assessment: Commission refers POLAND to the Court of Justice of the EU over inadequate assessment of exploratory mining drillings 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 28 April 2016 Poland in Court over Environment Impact Assessment of drilling. The European Commission is referring Poland to the Court of Justice of the EU for failing to ensure that the environmental impacts of exploratory mining drillings are properly assessed.