Tag Archives: ENVIRO

Environment: new guidelines for aquaculture and nature protection

Brussels, 6-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The Commission is issuing new guidelines to improve understanding of how aquaculture can be carried out inside Natura 2000, the EU-wide network of protected natural areas. The guidelines explain how best to ensure that activities related to aquaculture … Read the full press release

Environment: Commission recognises innovative water management solutions

Brussels, 4-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Commission has announced the winners of this year’s European Eco-Management and Audit Scheme Awards. The six winning organisations showed excellence in respecting and safeguarding the environment, and in applying innovative solutions to improve their water … Read the full press release

“The fish cannot go to Court” – the environment is a public good that must be supported by a public voice

Janez Potočnik — European Commissioner for Environment Seminar on Access to Justice and Organisation of Jurisdictions in Environment Litigation by the Association of the Councils of State and Supreme Administrative Jurisdictions of the European Union (ACA-Europe) Brussels, 27-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Ladies and Gentlemen, distinguished … Read the full press release

November infringements package: main decisions

Brussels, 22-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — November infringements package: main decisions 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. These decisions covering many sectors … Read the full press release

Environment: EU aiming to be at the forefront of efforts to reduce marine litter

Brussels, 20-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Marine litter is a serious threat to the coastal and marine environment around the globe. Marine habitats are contaminated with man-made garbage and other waste, posing growing environmental, economic, health and aesthetic problems. The European Commission is … Read the full press release

Road transport: Europe’s challenge to be clean, competitive and sustainable

Siim Kallas — Vice-President and Commissioner for transport Scania Transport Conference 2012 Brussels, 19-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Ladies and gentlemen Thank you for inviting me here today to address some of the challenges and constraints facing European road transport and how we can move … Read the full press release

Planet, people and profits: How to deliver a sustainable exit from the crisis

Janez Potočnik — European Commissioner for Environment  Keynote speech at the European Resource Efficiency Forum “Vision 2020 – the role of resource efficiency for Europe’s future” Berlin, 15-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Ladies and Gentlemen, Minister, Mr. (Jochen) Flasbarth, Today I see before me … Read the full press release

Questions and Answers on the Commission’s proposal for the revision of EU law on environmental impact assessments

Brussels, 26-10-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Questions and Answers on the Commission’s proposal for the revision of EU law on environmental impact assessments 1. What are the shortcomings of the current legislation? Under the Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) Directive, any project that is … Read the full press release

Environment: EU celebrates 20 years of LIFE and nature protection

Brussels, 24-10-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — A double celebration in Genk, Belgium last night marked the 20th birthday of two keystones of EU environmental policy. It is now twenty years since the EU adopted the Habitats Directive, one of the two building blocks … Read the full press release

Celebrating the 20 Years’ anniversary of the Habitats Directive, Natura 2000 and the LIFE Regulation – EUROPARC annual Conference

Janez Potočnik European Commissioner for Environment Investing in nature protection is investing in our own future Celebrating the 20 Years’ anniversary of the Habitats Directive, Natura 2000 and the LIFE Regulation – EUROPARC annual Conference Genk, 22 October 2012 Genk, 24-10-2012 … Read the full press release

Environment: eight cities apply for European Green Capital Award 2015

Brussels, 23-10-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The deadline for submitting entries to become European Green Capital 2015 is now closed and the following cities have entered the competition: Bristol (UK) Brussels (Belgium) Bydgoszcz (Poland) Dublin (Ireland) Glasgow (UK) Kaunas (Lithuania) Kutahya (Turkey) Ljubljana (Slovenia) EU … Read the full press release

Joint statement by Janez Potočnik, European Commissioner for Environment, and Sofoclis Aletraris, EU President of the Environment Council, on the outcome of the 11th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity

Hyderabad, 22-10-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Union welcomes the agreement today on the measures needed to implement the global strategy to prevent biodiversity loss agreed in Nagoya. The negotiations were at times difficult but the EU, which is the world’s … Read the full press release