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The European Union's environmental policy has already achieved some beneficial results, but much more development is still needed in this field. Despite a series of common energy programmes, renewable energy sources are developing slowly because of higher costs, operating constraints and difficulties in getting beyond the trial stage. Other solutions include bio-combustibles, solar energy, forestry waste and wind-farms. Tackling climate change in an effective manner will require a high level of international co-operation. The EU is committed to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions. Member States and the EU face the challenge of convincing car users to leave their cars at home and choose other options. Public transport providers and local planners must provide attractive and environmentally friendly alternatives. The fight against water pollution was one of the very first policies to be taken in hand by Europe. Air pollution and water contamination can all be tackled at source, while appropriate technical measures can address the various problems they create. The European goal is to reduce domestic consumption of energy, water and transport by encouraging households to adopt habits that are more in line with the principle of sustainable development. Adopting international rules to limit waste shipments is vital if we want to prevent the most hazardous waste products from being systematically shipped to the regions with the most lax environmental regimes. Although recycling has undoubtedly been a success, the progress it has achieved has largely been cancelled out by the rapid growth in the volume of hazardous waste.

 Environment 2000 Sunset on the European coast. The earth is a fragile...
Ref: P-006395 /00-1
Date: 27/03/2000

 Environment 2000 Wind turbines in Douglas, Central Scotland - harnessing wind...
Ref: P-006395 /00-2
Date: 27/03/2000

 Environment 2000 Lorraine, France. In what condition will this pure, clear...
Ref: P-006395 /00-3
Date: 27/03/2000

 Environment 2000 Factories in Great Britain.
Ref: P-006395 /00-4
Date: 27/03/2000

 Environment 2000 City entrance, Northern Europe. The use of private cars in...
Ref: P-006395 /00-5
Date: 27/03/2000

 Environment 2000 Drought has always been one of the biggest problems in...
Ref: P-006395 /00-6
Date: 27/03/2000

 Environment 2000 Leaded petrol is condemned to disappear.
Ref: P-006395 /00-8
Date: 27/03/2000

 Environment 2000 Antarctic : no region on our planet is exempt from waste.
Ref: P-006395 /00-9
Date: 27/03/2000




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Fri 27/04
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 27 April 2018 The European Commission has approved under EU State aid rules Italian plans to prolong two motorway concessions and impose a cap on their tolls. This will enable around €8.5 billion of investments to go ahead while reducing the impact on users...
Fri 27/04
- Press release European Commission Sofia, 27 April 2018 The European Commission and the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) will today sign a Memorandum of Understanding on the working relationship between the two institutions.
Thu 26/04
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 26 April 2018 The European Parliament, Council and Commission have reached a preliminary political agreement on the main elements of revised rules to apply to audiovisual media across Europe.
Thu 26/04
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 26 April 2018 Vaccination: Commission calls for stronger EU cooperation against preventable diseases Today, the Commission is issuing a set of recommendations for how the EU can strengthen cooperation in the fight against diseases that can be prevented by vaccines.
Thu 26/04
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 26 April 2018 Today, the European Commission is proposing new rules for the online platforms providing small businesses with a safety net in the digital economy. The new rules will improve the functioning of the Digital Single Market and follow President Juncker's State of...
Thu 26/04
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 26 April 2018 Today, the Commission is proposing measures to tackle disinformation online, including an EU-wide Code of Practice on Disinformation, support for an independent network of fact-checkers, and a series of actions to stimulate quality journalism and promote media literacy.
Thu 26/04
European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 26 April 2018 Questions & Answers: EU cooperation on vaccine preventable diseases What are the benefits of vaccination? Vaccination is one of the greatest successes of public health. Before vaccines existed, many children would die young, or become crippled for life.
Thu 26/04
European - Fact Sheet Commission Brussels, 26 April 2018 Questions and Answers   Why is the Commission proposing a Regulation to increase fairness and transparency for online platforms? Online platforms offer access to cross-border consumer markets and have become the go-to interface for millions of businesses, big and small, in...
Thu 26/04
European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 26 April 2018 Questions and Answers Why is the Commission proposing a Communication on online disinformation? While technologies offer new and easy ways, notably through social media, to disseminate information on a large scale and with speed and precision, they can also be used...
Thu 26/04
European Commission - Daily News Daily News 26 / 04 / 2018 Brussels, 26 April 2018 Discours au Parlement hellénique : le président Juncker exprime sa solidarité et son admiration pour le peuple grec Le président de la Commission européenne Jean-Claude Juncker s'est adressé aujourd'hui au Parlement hellénique, réuni en...

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