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Welcome. My name is Janez Potočnik and I am European Commissioner for the Environment. Making sure our environment is fit for the future is one of the toughest challenges of all... I hope you can see here what we're doing to try to meet that challenge.

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16/10/2014: Commission urges Malta to refrain from finch trapping

16/10/2014: European Commission urges Italy to address severe pollution issues at Europe's biggest steel plant

16/10/2014: Commission takes Romania to Court over toxic tailing pond

16/10/2014: Commission takes Poland to Court over failings in end-of-life vehicles legislation

16/10/2014: European Commission takes Portugal back to Court for inadequate waste water treatment, asks for fines

16/10/2014: Commission takes the Netherlands to court over failure to protect animals used for scientific purposes, asks for fines

16/10/2014: "Nature based solutions are often also the cheapest solutions"

10/10/2014: "We need to escape the handcuffs of GDP"

29/09/2014: Commission consults the public on criteria to identify Endocrine Disruptors

29/09/2014: Commission welcomes the Council's adoption of the Invasive Alien Species Regulation

25/09/2014: European Commission asks Court to fine Greece for inadequate management of hazardous waste

23/09/2014: 35 years of cooperation to protect wild birds in Europe

22/09/2014: 17 companies nominated for the 2014 European Business Awards for the Environment

16/09/2014: "Our streets, our choice" – EU launches 2014 European Mobility Week