MEMO/14/606  27-10-2014 - MEDIA ARRANGEMENTS: Press point after trilateral gas meeting between the EU, Russia and Ukraine on 29 October in Brussels 
European Commission - European Commission MEMO Brussels, 27 October 2014 The next trilateral gas meeting between Commission Vice-President Oettinger, Russian Energy Minister Novak and Ukrainian Energy Minister Prodan will take place on Wednesday 29 October 2014 in Brussels.
MEMO/14/604  27-10-2014 - Preparation Environment Council, 28 October 2014 
European Commission - European Commission MEMO Brussels, 27 October 2014 The first formal Environment Council under the Italian Presidency will be held in Luxembourg on 28 October. Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik and Commissioner for Climate Action Connie Hedegaard will represent the European Commission.
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.