IP/15/5354  16-07-2015 - Commission refers Spain to Court over illegal landfills 
European Commission - European - Press release Commission Brussels, 16 July 2015 The European Commission is taking Spain to the EU Court of Justice (CJEU) over poor waste management in the regions of Andalusia, Balearic Islands, Canary Islands, Castile-La Mancha, Castile and León and Murcia.
IP/15/5316  08-07-2015 - EU joining CITES Convention will help in the preparation of the Commission's wildlife trafficking action plan 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 08 July 2015 Today the EU becomes the 181st party to join the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). The Convention covers more than 35 000 animal species and plants, ensuring that trade remains legal and sustainable.
SPEECH/15/5313  06-07-2015 - Building an environmental, economic, socially just future: The EU perspective on Sustainable Development Goals 
European Commission - European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] New York, 06 July 2015 Karmenu Vella, Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Speech at the UN High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development In 2015, we have a historic opportunity to change the world.
IP/15/5197  18-06-2015 - Commission refers BELGIUM and BULGARIA to Court and gives Sweden a final warning over poor air quality 
European Commission - European - Press release Commission Brussels, 18 June 2015 The European Commission is referring Belgium and Bulgaria to EU Court of Justice over persistently high levels of the dust particles which pose a major risk to public health.
IP/15/5094  03-06-2015 - Commission replies to "Stop Vivisection" European Citizens' Initiative 
European Commission - European - Press release Commission Brussels, 03 June 2015 The European Commission today set out the actions it intends to take in response to the 'Stop Vivisection' European Citizens' Initiative (ECI). Whilst, the Commission does share the conviction that animal testing should be phased out in Europe, its approach for...
IP/15/5087  03-06-2015 - Green Week 2015 tackles declining biodiversity as new data reveals birds and marine life threatened with extinction 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 03 June 2015 Nearly 15% of birds in the EU are threatened with extinction, as well as 7.5% of all marine fish species in European waters, according to new reports published today by the European Commission.
IP/15/5055  28-05-2015 - Environment: Commission refers ROMANIA to Court over failure to transpose legislation on end-of-life vehicles 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 28 May 2015 The European Commission is referring Romania to the EU Court of Justice over its failure to transpose revised EU legislation on end-of-life vehicles into domestic law.
IP/15/5054  28-05-2015 - Environment: Commission refers GERMANY to Court for e-waste failings and proposes fines 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 28 May 2015 Following the referrals of Slovenia and Poland to Court on similar grounds, the European Commission is now referring Germany to the EU Court of Justice over its failure to transpose EU legislation on the recycling of waste electrical and electronic equipment...
IP/15/5049  28-05-2015 - Commission asks the public for ideas to develop the Circular Economy 
European Commission - European - Press release Commission Brussels, 28 May 2015 The European Commission has opened a public consultation to collect views on the main policy options for developing an ambitious new approach on the Circular Economy.
IP/15/4965  20-05-2015 - State of Nature: Largest ever assessment draws a mixed picture for Europe's habitats and species 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 20 May 2015 The Commission has adopted a new report providing the most comprehensive picture yet on the ‘State of Nature in the EU’. The findings show that the majority of birds have a secure status, and some species and habitats are doing better.