Campaigners welcome outcome, which would contain only minimal opportunities for derogations from banned species list.
MEPs and member state negotiators today (5 March) reached a deal to create a list of species banned in the European Union because they would be damaging to biodiversity or the environment.
The list of ‘invasive alien species' from outside Europe has not been populated yet, but the legislation agreed today only enables the European Commission to add species to the list at a later date. [...] Read more
Negotiators to meet today after lead MEP relents to pressure.
Czech MEP accused of shelving EU legislation because of domestic pressure.
The aim is to close loopholes in the existing law.
European Commission plans to draw up a list of plants and animals that have a negative impact on the environment.
MEPs and member states reject Commission plan to have greater control over airport restrictions.
I read with great interest your recent coverage of the European Commission's communication 2030 targets (“Barroso drops binding green energy goal”, 9-15 January).
EU to set up ‘stability reserve' that will automatically withhold or add allowances at set price levels.
Binding national renewable energy targets would not be extended beyond 2020.
Industry, energy commissioners pushing for 35% emissions reduction level.
Proposals would tighten national emissions ceilings and limit pollution from small installations.
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Special report: Water
Published Thursday, 15 November 2012
Twelve years on, the water framework directive is facing implementation problems.
Water needs to be given a value to discourage waste, but campaigners fear privatisation could harm vulnerable groups.
Water scarcity in Spain has reached crisis proportions.