IP/14/459  17-04-2014 - Commission welcomes Parliament's adoption of Maritime Spatial Planning legislation 
European Commission - European Press release Brussels, 17 April 2014 Commission The European Parliament today endorsed a Directive for Maritime Spatial Planning which should help Member States develop plans to better coordinate the various activities that take place at sea, ensuring they are as efficient and sustainable as possible.
MEMO/14/313  17-04-2014 - Questions and Answers on the Directive on Maritime Spatial Planning 
European Commission - European Commission MEMO Brussels, 17 April 2014 Why do we need a Directive on Maritime Spatial Planning? The uncoordinated use of coastal and maritime areas creates competition for maritime space and is an inefficient use of marine resources.
IP/14/448  16-04-2014 - Environment: Commission takes Austria to Court over failure to protect water quality on Schwarze Sulm river 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 16 April 2014 The European Commission is taking Austria to Court for its failure to ensure adequate protection for the Schwarze Sulm river in Steiermark. In the Commission's view, the construction of a proposed power plant would cause a serious deterioration in the quality of...
MEMO/14/293  16-04-2014 - April infringements package: main decisions 
European Commission - European Commission MEMO Brussels, 16 April 2014 April April In its monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission is pursuing legal action against Member States for failing to comply properly with their obligations under EU law.
STATEMENT/14/117  14-04-2014 - Commission welcomes the Council's adoption of the Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) Regulation 
European Commission - European Statement Brussels, 14 April 2014 Commission Today, the EU adopted legislation that will implement an international agreement on access to genetic resources and the fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from their utilisation (the so-called Nagoya Protocol) in the Union.
IP/14/417  10-04-2014 - Environment: Experts meet to discuss how to better fight wildlife trafficking in the EU and globally 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 10 April 2014 Following an invitation by the European Commission, 170 experts met today in Brussels to discuss how the EU can better fight wildlife trafficking. The conference marked the end of a public consultation which was launched on 7 February with a Communication by...
SPEECH/14/315  10-04-2014 - SPEECH - Our fight against wildlife trafficking 
European Commission - European Commission [Check Against Delivery] Janez Potočnik European Commissioner for Environment Our fight against wildlife trafficking Expert Conference on the EU Approach against Wildilfe Trafficking Brussels, 10 April 2014 Ladies and gentlemen, It is a great pleasure and honour for me to welcome you here today to our expert conference...
IP/14/390  08-04-2014 - Environment: European Eco-Management and Audit Scheme – 2014 award winners announced 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 8 April 2014 The European Commission announced the winners of this year's European Eco-Management and Audit Scheme Awards in Hannover, Germany, last night. The six winning organisations were selected by an independent jury of environmental technology and eco-innovation experts.
SPEECH/14/306  08-04-2014 - Speech: Our role models and their outstanding environmental contribution 
European Commission - European Commission [Check Against Delivery] Janez Potočnik European Commissioner for Environment Speech: Opening the EMAS Award Ceremony Hannover, 7 April 2014 Ladies and Gentlemen, The EMAS Awards – the European Commission's environmental awards – have been given out to private companies and public organisations for outstanding environmental achievements since 2005.
SPEECH/14/303  07-04-2014 - Speech: Role of the EU Industry to lead the green economy 
European Commission - European Commission [Check Against Delivery] Janez Potočnik European Commissioner for Environment Speech: Opening of the Industrial GreenTec Fair Hannover, 7 April 2014 When I was approached to give my patronage to the Industrial GreenTec Fair, I was of course honoured and immediately agreed.