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Germany to Court over coal power plant in Moorburg

31 Mar 2015

As part of its infringements package the European Commission is taking Germany to Court over its failure to apply the requirements of the Habitats Directive in relation to the authorisation of a coal power plant in Hamburg/Moorburg. The project in question risks having a negative impact on a number of protected fish species including salmon, […]...
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Slovenia fails to clean up highly flammable waste tyres according the European Commission

31 Mar 2015

The European Commission is taking Slovenia to Court for its failure to comply with the requirements of EU waste legislation. The case concerns an illegal landfill in Lovrenc na Dravskem polju, where more than 40 000 tons of highly flammable waste tyres have been stored since 2006. Large fires broke out at this location in […]...
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Commission takes the United Kingdom to Court over power plant emissions

31 Mar 2015

The European Commission has referred the United Kingdom to Court due to the absence of a reduction in emissions by the Aberthaw coal-fired power station in Wales. Emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) at the power station were found to exceed the permissible limits. Under EU legislation on emissions from large combustion plants, Member States had until […]...
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Watch list published of substances to be monitored in water bodies by Member States

24 Mar 2015

The Commission today published implementing decision on the establishment of a watch list of substances for Union-wide monitoring in water bodies. The monitoring of the substances in the watch list should generate high-quality data on their concentrations in the aquatic environment; something on which data is currently lacking. The establishment of the watch list is provided for in […]...
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IMPEL study confirms that significant challenges remain in implementing EU environmental law

23 Mar 2015

23 March 2015 – The European Union Network for the Implementation and Enforcement of Environmental Law (IMPEL) today publishes a report of research that looked at remaining challenges in implementing EU environmental law and how IMPEL could help to overcome them. The study includes an analysis of responses from environmental regulators across Europe on practical […]...
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Directors of the EPA Network meet the European Commssion VP Frans Timmermans

20 Mar 2015

A delegation of directors from Environmental Protection Agencies across Europe (EPA Network) met with the First Vice-President of the European Commission Frans Timmermans to discuss a paper with recommendations compiled by the group. Calling for an ambitious implementation of 7th European Environment Action Programme (7th EAP) the directors exchanged views on how to implement the programme […]...
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