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Michael Gove tells MPs Britain will follow EU ban on bee-harming pesticides – Greenpeace reaction

Commenting on the reassurances given to MPs by Defra secretary Michael Gove today that UK government policy on neonicotinoid pesticides will “follow both existing EU protections” and will be “enhanced in line with the science”, Greenpeace UK’s chief scientist Dr Doug Parr said … read more … – Greenpeace UK Weitere…

EU Commission decides to take Poland to court for failing to protect Bialowieza forest

EU Commission decides to take Poland to court for failing to protect Bialowieza forest

WWF applauds today’s decision by the European Commission to take Poland to European Court of Justice because of the increased logging in the Bialowieza Forest in breach of EU law. The EU Commission also decided on interim measures which will stop the wood extraction until the court’s judgement,…

Belgium bans glyphosate herbicide use for non- professionals

A wave of glyphosate bans are being introduced by member states in Europe while the issue of the chemical’s reauthorization at EU level drags on. Among the most dramatic developments has been the announcement by Belgium’s federal minister of agriculture, Willy Borsus, that he wants to ban the…

Europe keeps burning more palm oil in its diesel cars and trucks

Europe keeps burning more palm oil in its diesel cars and trucks

The use of palm oil for biodiesel has been increasing in the EU – 3.35 Million tonnes of…

Canada and EU sign historic trade agreement during EU-Canada Summit

Canada and EU sign historic trade agreement during EU-Canada Summit

Canada is committed to deepening trade and investment links with new and traditional partners. Negotiating trade agreements, such…

EU and Canada sign doomed CETA trade deal

Brussels – The EU and Canada will today sign a controversial trade and investment protection agreement that could…

New investigation into the shocking origin of horse meat in Belgian supermarkets

New investigation into the shocking origin of horse meat in Belgian supermarkets

Animal rights organisation GAIA has published the overwhelming findings of a recent investigation conducted in Argentina and Uruguay…

Europe’s grasslands, woodlands, and marine areas face increased threats

Europe’s grasslands, woodlands, and marine areas face increased threats

Europe’s ecosystems face increasing pressure to stay healthy amid rising pollution, overexploitation, urban sprawl and the effects of…

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