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Green groups deliver critical mid-term review of Barroso Commission

Ahead of the European Commission’s own performance assessment, environmental groups today issued a critical verdict on the Commission’s record in protecting and improving Europe’s environment during the first half of its term in office, and laid out a series of recommendations for its remaining 2½ years.

Download the full press release in English or French.

Download the full report: Mid-term report on the European Commission's environmental record.

IMO needed to improve shipping's environmental status

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Editorial by João Vieira

Shipping is sometimes the forgotten means of transport. There seems to be a general assumption that it is generally environment-friendly, although that may be mainly because the contribution of ships to climate change, air and marine pollution has been outside public debate for many years. But there are signs that this may be changing, which could be good news for shipping, as people are starting to wake up to the environmental damage caused by maritime transport.

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