MEPs and member state negotiators appear unlikely to reach a deal at a final round of negotiations tonight (27 November) on a timetable for phasing out hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), powerful global warming gases mainly [...]
The shale-energy revolution that started in the US is causing sweeping changes worldwide.
Talks with member states could be cancelled because MEPs are split.
Impact assessment does not consider efficiency gains or the 60% CO2 cut experts say is necessary to avoid damaging climate change.
The European Commission is finding it hard to balance good intentions and good business as it plans limits on plastic bags
Profile of Marcin Korolec, Poland's minister of environment.
Proposal would allow member states to choose how to cut back on plastic bags, including taxes and bans.
Compromise would delay fleet average limits but green groups say deal panders to Germany.
British MEPs say the voluntary label goes against Commission promise to reduce EU red tape
Division over how and when to phase out polluting gases.
Member states and MEPs are assessing the damage done to the conduct of European Union business after Germany succeeded this week in undoing a deal that had been struck in June between the Council of Ministers and the [...]
Lithuania warns that there is limited room for manoeuvre with MEPs.
First new multilateral environment agreement to be signed in more than ten years.
Germany pushing for delay to revised emissions limits.
Negotiations to begin today after member states adopt more lenient approach to phasing out harmful greenhouse gases.
Lithuania puts issue back on the agenda, but Germany is not conceding defeat.
‘Regulatory fitness check' would scrap environmental proposals, including the soil directive.
Emissions trading and CO2 limits from cars can be discussed again.
Campaigners say strategy is flawed as it does not contain hard targets.
EU will come under pressure at international talks.
Lena Ek – Sweden's Minister of Environment
EU continues to grapple with the problem of low carbon pricing.