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  • News

    VdL’s ‘one in, one out’ policy ‘incompatible’ with climate efforts

    Europe’s leading environmental NGOs have warned that the incoming European Commission president’s ‘one in, one out’ proposal for EU legislation will lead to a weakening of efforts to tackle...

     Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 00:45
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    EU wants environmental guarantees from the UK

    Europe’s chief negotiator on the UK’s exit from the EU has insisted that Britain must agree to abide by EU environmental rules if it wants access to the internal market....

     Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 13:46
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    UK can’t have air benefits without respecting rules

    The UK cannot enjoy its current access to the EU air transport market after it leaves the EU unless it also commits to respecting EU aviation rules, a new report by T&E says....

     Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 15:46
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    Enforcing environmental rules in trade deals ‘as important as commercial rules’

    An enforceable set of sustainable development requirements should be written into all free trade agreements that the EU concludes. That is the recommendation from a...

     Monday, October 30, 2017 - 19:58
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    UK must respect the environment post-Brexit

    A new report by T&E has concluded that any preferential access for the United Kingdom to the EU’s internal market must be conditional on the UK agreeing to respect EU environmental standards...

     Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 17:44
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    EU violating standard on environmental justice

    The bodies that enforce the Aarhus Convention, which guarantees public access to information and justice in environmental matters, have ruled that the EU is not compliant with the convention and...

     Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 12:38
  • News

    Is the bike fit for a 50km commute?

    Over what distances is it realistic to expect people to commute by bicycle? And what if that bicycle offers electrically assisted pedalling? These are the questions being researched by...

     Friday, February 26, 2016 - 16:46
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    Companies’ ‘green tape’ fear exaggerated

    New research from the OECD suggests stricter environmental policies do not hold back economic growth, and that governments and companies are often wrong to claim that measures to tackle...

     Friday, January 30, 2015 - 17:05
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    Åarhus ruling ‘sad day for democracy’

    The right of individuals and NGOs to challenge environmental decisions has been thrown into doubt by a controversial ruling by the European Court of Justice (ECJ).

     Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 12:01
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    250,000 tell EU to end airline subsidies, tax breaks, night flights

    A coalition of 140 groups representing 250,000 citizens from 10 European countries has called on the EU to strip the aviation sector of the tax exemptions and state aid it currently enjoys, as...

     Sunday, November 30, 2014 - 11:06