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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 inheritance.
Ref: P-006395 /00-1
Date: 27/03/2000
Environment 2000 Wind turbines in Douglas, Central Scotland - harnessing wind energy. ...
Ref: P-006395 /00-2
Date: 27/03/2000
Environment 2000 Lorraine, France. In what condition will this pure, clear water reach ...
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 city ...
Ref: P-006395 /00-5
Date: 27/03/2000
Environment 2000 Drought has always been one of the biggest problems in agriculture.
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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Sat 28/03
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 28 March 2015 Galileo, the EU's satellite navigation programme, has just placed two more satellites into orbit. The lift-off took place on 27 March at 22.46 CET from the European spaceport near Kourou in French Guiana.
Fri 27/03
European Commission - Top news Top Top Brussels, 27 March 2015 Background notes from the Spokesperson’s service for journalists The European Commission reserves the right to make changes   Tuesday 31 March: EU goes to Kuwait International Pledging Conference with new aid pledge for Syria The news: On 31 March...
Fri 27/03
European Commission - Commissioners' weekly activities Brussels, 27 March 2015 (Susceptible de modifications en cours de semaine) Déplacements et visites Lundi 30 mars President Jean-Claude Juncker and High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini travel to Kyiv, Ukraine. Mr Frans Timmermans receives representatives of the European Small Business Alliance (ESBA).
Fri 27/03
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 27 March 2015 Following an in-depth investigation, the European Commission has concluded that a German scheme exempting pharmaceutical companies from mandatory rebates was in line with EU State aid rules.
Fri 27/03
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 27 March 2015 The European Commission has concluded that all but one of the exemptions, exclusions and tax reliefs from the aggregates levy introduced in the United Kingdom in 2002 are free of state aid.
Fri 27/03
European Commission - Daily News Daily News 27 / 03 / 2015 Brussels, 27 March 2015 State aid: Commission approves German exemptions from mandatory rebates for pharmaceutical companies Following an in-depth investigation, the European Commission has concluded that a German scheme exempting pharmaceutical companies from mandatory rebates was in line...
Fri 27/03
European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Rome, 27 March 2015 Speech by Marianne Thyssen, European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility, at Conference on the Youth Guarantee organised by the Lazio Region Ladies and gentlemen, The new Commission has made jobs and growth a top...
Fri 27/03
European Commission - EUROSTAT 27 March 2015 In 2014, the United States (€515.6 bn, or 15% of total EU trade in goods) and China (€467.3 bn, or 14%) continued to be the two main goods trading partners of the European Union (EU), well ahead of Russia (€285.1 bn, or 8%)...
Thu 26/03
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 26 March 2015 Pledges amounting to over €1 billion were announced at the International Conference in support of Guinea-Bissau in Brussels, which the European Union hosted on Wednesday together with the Government of Guinea-Bissau and the UN Development Programme (UNDP).
Thu 26/03
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 26 March 2015 The European Commissioner in charge of competition policy Margrethe Vestager announced today at a conference in Berlin a forthcoming proposal to launch a competition inquiry in the e-commerce sector.

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