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This section on health in the EU has been created as a trustworthy gateway to a wide range of information and data on health-related issues and activities at both European, national and international level. The content is produced by the European Commission, the Member States of the EU and the European Economic Area (EEA), plus EU candidate countries; by international organisations; and by pan-European non-governmental organisations in the area of public health.

Environment: 12 cities apply for European Green Capital Award 2017    europa.eu

European Commission Press release Brussels, 24 October 2014 The deadline for submitting entries to the European Green Capital 2017 competition cycle has expired. The following cities have entered: Bu[...]

Pesticide Exposure: harmonised guidance increases protection for operators, workers, residents and bystanders    europa.eu

Published on: 23 October 2014 Pesticide Exposure: harmonised guidance increases protection for operators, workers, residents and bystanders[...]

HEAL Newsflash - October 2014    env-health.org

HEAL's latest Newsflash features: HEAL AGA votes in Executive Committee and welcomes new member organisations President-elect Juncker urged to make environmental sustainability a priority 37th Meetin[...]

Green10 press statement: Concerns remain over Juncker Commission's commitment to environment    env-health.org

With today's vote by the European Parliament on the new EU Commission, a new political phase begins in the European Union. The Green 10 alliance of leading environmental organisations calls on Presid[...]

ARTAC - Paris Appeal Congress    env-health.org

On the 14 November the Association for Research on Treatment against Cancer (ARTAC) is co-hosting the Fourth Anniversary Congress on the occasion of the 10th Anniversary of the Paris Appeal. HEAL's V[...]

Cerebrospinal fluid biomarkers in parkinsonian conditions: an update and future directions    epda.eu.com

In this review, several of the most promising cerebrospinal fluid candidate markers will be discussed. Their strengths and limitations will be considered together with future developments in the fiel[...]

Occupational exposure to pesticides: Challenges for research, evaluation and prevention    europa.eu

Published on: 21 October 2014 Occupational exposure to pesticides: Challenges for research, evaluation and prevention[...]

HEAL in Poland in debate on health consequences of a coal-based economy    env-health.org

HEAL spoke about the negative health consequences of burning coal in a debate questioning if it is possible to live a healthy live in a coal-based economy. The basis for the debate organised by the I[...]

Austrian Doctors for the Environment (ISDE Austria): new work on climate and EMF    env-health.org

A team of 240 Austrian scientists has worked for 3 years to produce the first Austrian Assessment Report (AAR). This report follows the concept of the IPCC reports but focuses on climate change in Au[...]

EFA - Better food labelling is key to save lives from food allergy reactions in Europe    env-health.org

Ahead of the entry into force of the new EU food information to consumers regulation, the European Federation of Allergy and Airways Diseases Patients' Associations (EFA) brought together key represe[...]

Video of a committee meeting - Monday, 20 October 2014 - 19:04 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety - Committee on Industry, Research and Energy    europa.eu

Length of video : 165' You may manually download this video in WMV (1.9Gb) format Disclaimer : The interpretation of debates serves to facilitate communication and does not constitute an authentic re[...]

Video of a committee meeting - Monday, 20 October 2014 - 21:44 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety - Committee on Industry, Research and Energy    europa.eu

Length of video : 6'5'' You may manually download this video in WMV (73Mb) format Disclaimer : The interpretation of debates serves to facilitate communication and does not constitute an authentic re[...]

Video of a committee meeting - Monday, 20 October 2014 - 19:04 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety - Committee on Industry, Research and Energy    europa.eu

Length of video : 10' You may manually download this video in WMV (125Mb) format Disclaimer : The interpretation of debates serves to facilitate communication and does not constitute an authentic rec[...]

Video of a committee meeting - Monday, 20 October 2014 - 19:14 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety - Committee on Industry, Research and Energy    europa.eu

Length of video : 12' You may manually download this video in WMV (148Mb) format Disclaimer : The interpretation of debates serves to facilitate communication and does not constitute an authentic rec[...]

Video of a committee meeting - Monday, 20 October 2014 - 19:27 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety - Committee on Industry, Research and Energy    europa.eu

Length of video : 136' You may manually download this video in WMV (1.6Gb) format Disclaimer : The interpretation of debates serves to facilitate communication and does not constitute an authentic re[...]

Natural England – Report on health equalities and green spaces    env-health.org

Natural England have contributed to a joint report entitled `Natural Solutions to Tackling Health Inequalities' which highlights the evidence of the benefits of green spaces to health and wellbeing o[...]

Statement by Janez Potočnik, European Commissioner for Environment, on the outcome of Conference of Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP12)    europa.eu

European Commission Brussels, 17 October 2014 Statement The European Commission welcomes the successful outcome of CBD COP12 and in particular the agreement reached on 2020 targets for the mobilisati[...]

Research allows early warning for flash floods    europa.eu

IMPRINTS project allowed the research team to integrate in an Early Warning operational platform developments such as hydrological warnings based on the rainfall anticipated by meteorological models [...]

Environment: Commission takes Romania to Court over toxic tailing pond    europa.eu

European Commission Press release Brussels, 16 October 2014 The European Commission is taking Romania to Court for a failure to comply with EU legislation on mining waste (i.e. waste resulting from t[...]

Environment: European Commission takes Portugal back to Court for inadequate waste water treatment, asks for fines    europa.eu

European Commission Press release Brussels, 16 October 2014 The European Commission is referring Portugal back to the European Court of Justice for poor implementation of the EU Urban Waste Water Tre[...]

Environment: Commission takes the Netherlands to court over failure to protect animals used for scientific purposes, asks for fines    europa.eu

European Commission Press release Brussels, 16 October 2014 The European Commission is referring the Netherlands to the European Court of Justice over its failure to enact EU legislation on the prote[...]

Environment: European Commission urges Italy to address severe pollution issues at Europe's biggest steel plant    europa.eu

European Commission Press release Brussels, 16 October 2014 The European Commission is taking further steps against Italy in an effort to reduce the environmental impact of the ILVA steel plant in Ta[...]

Environment: Commission takes Poland to Court over failings in end-of-life vehicles legislation    europa.eu

European Commission Press release Brussels, 16 October 2014 The European Commission is taking Poland to the EU Court of Justice for failing to properly implement EU legislation on end-of-life vehicle[...]

Environment: Commission urges Malta to refrain from finch trapping    europa.eu

European Commission Press release Brussels, 16 October 2014 The European Commission is asking the Maltese government to reconsider its decision to resume traditional finch trapping. This practice is [...]

EU research turning food waste into feed    europa.eu

European Commission Press release Brussels, 16 October 2014 Global demand for food is expected to increase by 70% by 2050, while a steep increase in biomass use will also put pressure on agriculture.[...]

Vote for your favourite environmental photo    europa.eu

The European Environment Agency's photography competition 'Environment & Me' has closed. But you can still participate by voting for your favourite pictures.[...]

Video of a committee meeting - Monday, 13 October 2014 - 15:06 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety    europa.eu

Length of video : 159' You may manually download this video in WMV (1.8Gb) format Disclaimer : The interpretation of debates serves to facilitate communication and does not constitute an authentic re[...]

Uniting the front against forest fires    europa.eu

Forest fires are one of the greatest threats to Europe's woodlands, and their incidence is expected to increase as a result of climate change. Successfully preventing forest fires has become more imp[...]

Innovative paper bottles to help reduce waste    europa.eu

The world's dependence on plastic, a material less than 100 years old, is a growing concern for today's societies. We use almost 20 times more plastic now than in the 1950s, and while recycling is on[...]

Alliance for Cancer Prevention    env-health.org

Formed in 2009, the Alliance is a multi-stakeholder group which includes representatives from; NGOs, environmental and occupational health organisations, trade unions, public health advocates and civ[...]

Israel Union for Environmental Defense    env-health.org

As the leading environmental advocacy organisation in Israel, the Union for Environmental Defense has drafted and promoted much of Israel's environmental legislation. The organisation has had a numbe[...]

Fundación Alborada    env-health.org

The Alborada Foundation focuses on healthcare related to environmental diseases, defense of health rights and protection of the environment. The main purpose is to assist people who are sick through [...]

Phyto victims    env-health.org

Established in 2011, Phyto victims was created to help professional farmers and individuals who are victims of pesticides. The association which includes individuals (or their relatives) who have dev[...]

6. Ruth Echeverria    env-health.org

Organisation: Fundación Alborada (Spain) Ruth is the training coordinator at Fundación Alborada, an organisation in Spain which focuses on healthcare related to environmental diseases, defense of hea[...]

5. Indre Butiene    env-health.org

Organisation: Klapeida University (Lithuania) A lecturer at Klapeida University, a medical doctor (GP, paediatric, pulmonologist and allergist) and a scientist (Chair of ERS Junior Members Committee,[...]

4. Lynn Ladbrook    env-health.org

Organisation: Breast Cancer UK (United Kingdom)[...]

Success Stories - Defining biomarkers to spot bladder cancer    europa.eu

The European FP7 project DeCanbio brought together a consortium of clinicians and researchers in genomics, proteomics and bioinformatics to identify and validate biomarkers that hint at a recurring b[...]

Video of a committee meeting - Tuesday, 7 October 2014 - 12:24 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety    europa.eu

Length of video : 123' You may manually download this video in WMV (864Mb) format Disclaimer : The interpretation of debates serves to facilitate communication and does not constitute an authentic re[...]

Video of a committee meeting - Monday, 6 October 2014 - 14:55 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety - Committee on Industry, Research and Energy    europa.eu

Length of video : 149' You may manually download this video in WMV (1.8Gb) format Disclaimer : The interpretation of debates serves to facilitate communication and does not constitute an authentic re[...]

Video of a committee meeting - Monday, 6 October 2014 - 17:24 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety - Committee on Industry, Research and Energy    europa.eu

Length of video : 7'11'' You may manually download this video in WMV (86Mb) format Disclaimer : The interpretation of debates serves to facilitate communication and does not constitute an authentic r[...]

Video of a committee meeting - Monday, 6 October 2014 - 14:31 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety - Committee on Industry, Research and Energy    europa.eu

Length of video : 180' You may manually download this video in WMV (2.1Gb) format Disclaimer : The interpretation of debates serves to facilitate communication and does not constitute an authentic re[...]

Video of a committee meeting - Monday, 6 October 2014 - 14:31 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety - Committee on Industry, Research and Energy    europa.eu

Length of video : 10' You may manually download this video in WMV (128Mb) format Disclaimer : The interpretation of debates serves to facilitate communication and does not constitute an authentic rec[...]

Video of a committee meeting - Monday, 6 October 2014 - 14:42 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety - Committee on Industry, Research and Energy    europa.eu

Length of video : 12' You may manually download this video in WMV (153Mb) format Disclaimer : The interpretation of debates serves to facilitate communication and does not constitute an authentic rec[...]

Annual Review 2013    env-health.org

HEAL's 2013 Annual Review showcases our successes and collaborations with members and partners in all our different policy areas (environment and health, climate and energy, air quality and chemicals[...]

Reducing noise pollution - success stories    europa.eu

A project in Ireland has won the European Soundscape Award 2014 for its work on acoustic planning and urban sound design. The prize, presented by the European Environment Agency (EEA) on Thursday eve[...]

 EFSA assesses risks from Salmonella in melons and tomatoes    europa.eu

Published on: 2 October 2014  EFSA assesses risks from Salmonella in melons and tomatoes[...]

Video of a committee meeting - Wednesday, 1 October 2014 - 18:01 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety - Committee on Industry, Research and Energy    europa.eu

Length of video : 11' You may manually download this video in WMV (135Mb) format Disclaimer : The interpretation of debates serves to facilitate communication and does not constitute an authentic rec[...]

Video of a committee meeting - Wednesday, 1 October 2014 - 18:12 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety - Committee on Industry, Research and Energy    europa.eu

Length of video : 12' You may manually download this video in WMV (145Mb) format Disclaimer : The interpretation of debates serves to facilitate communication and does not constitute an authentic rec[...]

Video of a committee meeting - Wednesday, 1 October 2014 - 18:01 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety - Committee on Industry, Research and Energy    europa.eu

Length of video : 180' You may manually download this video in WMV (2.1Gb) format Disclaimer : The interpretation of debates serves to facilitate communication and does not constitute an authentic re[...]

Video of a committee meeting - Wednesday, 1 October 2014 - 20:55 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety - Committee on Industry, Research and Energy    europa.eu

Length of video : 6'54'' You may manually download this video in WMV (83Mb) format Disclaimer : The interpretation of debates serves to facilitate communication and does not constitute an authentic r[...]

Video of a committee meeting - Wednesday, 1 October 2014 - 18:24 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety - Committee on Industry, Research and Energy    europa.eu

Length of video : 150' You may manually download this video in WMV (1.8Gb) format Disclaimer : The interpretation of debates serves to facilitate communication and does not constitute an authentic re[...]

HEAL Newsflash - September 2014    env-health.org

Grave concerns on the future of environmental health in Juncker's new Commission HEAL, the Green10 and other Brussels-based health and civil society organisations continue to express their concern ab[...]

Blog: MEPs prioritise EDCs in the Commissioner-designate hearings    env-health.org

HEAL's reaction to MEP questioning of two European Commissioner-designates ([...]

Video of a committee meeting - Tuesday, 30 September 2014 - 09:21 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety    europa.eu

Length of video : 156' You may manually download this video in WMV (1.8Gb) format Disclaimer : The interpretation of debates serves to facilitate communication and does not constitute an authentic re[...]

Video of a committee meeting - Tuesday, 30 September 2014 - 09:06 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety    europa.eu

Length of video : 176' You may manually download this video in WMV (2Gb) format Disclaimer : The interpretation of debates serves to facilitate communication and does not constitute an authentic reco[...]

Video of a committee meeting - Tuesday, 30 September 2014 - 11:57 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety    europa.eu

Length of video : 5'14'' You may manually download this video in WMV (63Mb) format Disclaimer : The interpretation of debates serves to facilitate communication and does not constitute an authentic r[...]

Video of a committee meeting - Tuesday, 30 September 2014 - 09:11 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety    europa.eu

Length of video : 10' You may manually download this video in WMV (124Mb) format Disclaimer : The interpretation of debates serves to facilitate communication and does not constitute an authentic rec[...]

Video of a committee meeting - Tuesday, 30 September 2014 - 09:06 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety    europa.eu

Length of video : 5'9'' You may manually download this video in WMV (61Mb) format Disclaimer : The interpretation of debates serves to facilitate communication and does not constitute an authentic re[...]

Video of a committee meeting - Monday, 29 September 2014 - 17:24 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety    europa.eu

Length of video : 8'12'' You may manually download this video in WMV (98Mb) format Disclaimer : The interpretation of debates serves to facilitate communication and does not constitute an authentic r[...]

Video of a committee meeting - Monday, 29 September 2014 - 14:31 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety - Committee on Fisheries    europa.eu

Length of video : 181' You may manually download this video in WMV (2.1Gb) format Disclaimer : The interpretation of debates serves to facilitate communication and does not constitute an authentic re[...]

Video of a committee meeting - Monday, 29 September 2014 - 14:49 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety    europa.eu

Length of video : 155' You may manually download this video in WMV (1.8Gb) format Disclaimer : The interpretation of debates serves to facilitate communication and does not constitute an authentic re[...]

Video of a committee meeting - Monday, 29 September 2014 - 14:31 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety    europa.eu

Length of video : 6'59'' You may manually download this video in WMV (84Mb) format Disclaimer : The interpretation of debates serves to facilitate communication and does not constitute an authentic r[...]

Video of a committee meeting - Monday, 29 September 2014 - 14:38 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety    europa.eu

Length of video : 11' You may manually download this video in WMV (134Mb) format Disclaimer : The interpretation of debates serves to facilitate communication and does not constitute an authentic rec[...]

Commission consults the public on criteria to identify Endocrine Disruptors    europa.eu

European Press release Brussels, 29 September 2014 Commission The European Commission has launched an on-line consultation to help define criteria for endocrine disruptors as required by the regulati[...]

Public consultation on EDC criteria    env-health.org

The DG for Health and Consumers has opened the public consultation on the criteria to be used to identify endocrine disrupting chemicals in the EU biocides and pesticides legislation. The consultatio[...]

Phil Hogan » European Commissioner-designate for Agriculture    epha.org

PHIL HOGAN (54) was born in Kilkenny, Ireland. And as an Irish conservative politician who was nominated as Agriculture Commissioner in September 2014 after having previously served as Minister for t[...]

Serbia: Latest natural disasters draws more support    ifrc.org

A new wave of floods that hit isolated villages in the eastern parts of Serbia last week prompted the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to release emergency [...]

Keeping EU seaside communities safe from flooding    europa.eu

European Commission Press release Brussels, 26 September 2014 Caption: Local authorities in Italy's Emilia-Romagna region are using the MICORE projet's Storm Impact Early Warning System to help them [...]

[EPHA Briefing] On Access to Water in Europe to mark environmental health day    epha.org

Brussels, 26th September 2014 - On the occasion of World Environmental Health Day, EPHA highlighted the vital importance of water for public health. Having access to adequate sanitation facilities an[...]

Environmental protection important for vast majority of Europeans    env-health.org

According to a new Eurobarometer poll, 95% of the 28.000 citizens interviewed said protecting the environment is important to them personally and many think more can be done. The concerns of European[...]

Video of a committee meeting - Thursday, 25 September 2014 - 10:12 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety    europa.eu

Length of video : 135' You may manually download this video in WMV (1.5Gb) format Disclaimer : The interpretation of debates serves to facilitate communication and does not constitute an authentic re[...]

Environment: European Commission asks Court to fine Greece for inadequate management of hazardous waste    europa.eu

European Commission Press release Brussels, 25 September 2014 The European Commission is referring Greece back to the European Court of Justice for poor treatment of hazardous waste. Five years after[...]

EU consults on new mercury controls    env-health.org

The EU Commission is asking whether the EU should go further than the Minimata convention on mercury in a consultation on the treaty's implementation. Although the EU already has extensive rules on m[...]

HEAL participates in World Spirometry day    env-health.org

HEAL in Poland highlighted why air quality is important for lung health, and encouraged patients to take part in a free Spirometry test as part of World Spirometry Day. World Spirometry Day (SDS) is [...]

EUROPAEM - International Congress    env-health.org

The International Congress of the European Academy of Environmental Medicine (EUROPAEM) taking place on 10 - 12 October in Würzburg, Germany, will focus on cancer diagnosis and treatment from the per[...]

Video of a committee meeting - Wednesday, 24 September 2014 - 15:10 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety    europa.eu

Length of video : 142' You may manually download this video in WMV (1.6Gb) format Disclaimer : The interpretation of debates serves to facilitate communication and does not constitute an authentic re[...]

Video of a committee meeting - Wednesday, 24 September 2014 - 10:40 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety    europa.eu

Length of video : 108' You may manually download this video in WMV (1.2Gb) format Disclaimer : The interpretation of debates serves to facilitate communication and does not constitute an authentic re[...]

Environment: 17 companies nominated for the 2014 European Business Awards for the Environment    europa.eu

European Commission Press release Brussels, 22 September 2014 Rome, 19 September- The shortlist for the 2014 European Business Awards for the Environment (EBAE) has been revealed, following a two-day[...]

EFSA Scientific Colloquium N°21: Harmonisation of human and ecological risk assessment of combined exposure to multiple chemicals    europa.eu

Published on: EFSA Scientific Colloquium N°21: Harmonisation of human and ecological risk assessment of combined exposure to multiple chemicals[...]

Grave concerns on the future of environmental health in Juncker's new Commission    env-health.org

HEAL, the Green10 and other Brussels-based health and civil society organisations continue to express their concern about the future of environmental health protection and the protection of future ge[...]

UICC President awarded Gold Medal    uicc.org

Global Education and Training Initiative Global Access to Pain Relief Initiative Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development From American Society of Therapeutic Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Pro[...]

Europe successfully phasing out known ozone layer-harming chemicals    europa.eu

Chemicals which damage the ozone layer continue to be phased out in the European Union, according to the latest data from the European Environment Agency (EEA).[...]

Adapting to a changing environment in research, education and technology    escardio.org

With medicine at a cross-roads for `critical change', ESC President Professor Panos Vardas said it was `imperative' for the Society to adapt to fast evolving modern environments. Read more[...]

Infographic: EFSA’s data collection work on contaminants    europa.eu

Published on: 9 September 2014 Infographic: EFSA's data collection work on contaminants[...]

EFSA consults on guidance to predict pesticide concentrations in soil    europa.eu

Published on: 10 July 2014 EFSA consults on guidance to predict pesticide concentrations in soil[...]

Environment: Commission takes Spain to Court over non-compliant landfills and high-speed rail link    europa.eu

European Commission Press release Brussels, 10 July 2014 The European Commission is taking Spain to Court for two (unrelated) breaches of environment legislation. The first concerns poor waste manage[...]

Commission takes Portugal to Court over waste water treatment    europa.eu

European Press release Brussels, 10 July 2014 Commission The European Commission is taking Portugal to Court for its failure to ensure that waste water from small agglomerations is properly treated. [...]

Tackling air pollution, climate change and chemicals: European environmental priorities to protect health    who.int

Air pollution, climate change and chemicals pose key environmental risks to people's health that require political action in the European Region, according to members of the European Environment and [...]

Mapping greenhouse emissions to prevent climate change    europa.eu

EU-funded researchers have used advanced modelling and geo-spatial information to compile more accurate greenhouse gas inventories for Poland and Ukraine. The approach could substantially improve the[...]

Climate action: Commission uses polluters' revenues to fund clean energy projects across Europe    europa.eu

European Commission Press release Brussels, 8 July 2014 The European Commission today awarded €1 billion funding to 19 projects to fight climate change under the second call of the so-called NER 300 [...]

EU Court of Auditors slams EU CAP wine promotion budget as waste of taxpayers money    epha.org

1 July, 2014 - A report published today by the European Court of Auditors (ECA) reveals that the need for an investment and promotion measures specific to the wine sector is not justified. The sector[...]

Video of a committee meeting - Monday, 7 July 2014 - 15:40 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety    europa.eu

Length of video : 43' You may manually download this video in WMV (507Mb) format Disclaimer : The interpretation of debates serves to facilitate communication and does not constitute an authentic rec[...]

CORDIS Express: EU-research supports waste targets    europa.eu

Earlier this week, the Commission adopted new 2030 waste targets that aim to boost recycling and help drive Europe's transition towards a 'circular economy'. Under our current model, valuable materia[...]

Success Stories - Researchers study the effects of air pollution on European ecosystems    europa.eu

Rising air pollution has been a concern for governments, business and environment campaigners for some time. Until very recently, little attention was given to the accelerator effects of climate chan[...]

Why is the EU wasting tax payers’ money in wine subsidies?    eurocare.org

The EU needs to reflect on its wine subsidies and stop wasting tax payers' money For years public health organisations have questioned the use of Common Agricultural Policy money for the promotion of[...]

Speaking points by Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik on Circular Economy    europa.eu

European Commission [Check Against Delivery] Janez Potočnik European Commissioner for Environment Press conference on Circular Economy and Green Employment Initiative Brussels, 2 July 2014 Good after[...]

Questions and answers on the Commission Communication "Towards a Circular Economy" and the Waste Targets Review    europa.eu

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 2 July 2014 What is a circular economy? A circular economy preserves the value added in products for as long as possible and virtually eliminates waste. It retains [...]

Environment: Higher recycling targets to drive transition to a Circular Economy with new jobs and sustainable growth    europa.eu

European Commission Press release Brussels, 2 July 2014 Today the Commission adopted proposals to turn Europe into a more circular economy and boost recycling in the Member States. Achieving the new [...]

EU wasting tax payers money in wine subsidies?    eurocare.org

For years Eurocare has questioned the use do CAP money for the promotion of wine and especially funding of the Wine in Moderation and similar programmes.[...]

Climate change: possible implications for food safety?    eufic.org

There is a growing consensus that human activities may be changing our planet's climate. These changes in climate have a number of possible implications for human health and welfare, one of which cou[...]

Health, environment and agriculture sectors must tackle antibiotic resistance together    who.int

Health ministers and senior officials from 20 countries around the world called for intensified political action to tackle antimicrobial resistance (AMR), which threatens the prevention and treatment[...]

Health, environment and agriculture sectors must tackle antibiotic resistance together    who.int

Health ministers and senior officials from 20 countries around the world called for intensified political action to tackle antimicrobial resistance (AMR), which threatens the prevention and treatment[...]

Info Session on Applications – Pesticides – Technical Meeting with Stakeholders on “EFSA Guidance documents on protected crops and soil degradation rate”    europa.eu

Published on: Info Session on Applications - Pesticides - Technical Meeting with Stakeholders on [...]

Air pollution still harming Europe's ecosystems, despite reduced emissions    europa.eu

Emissions of nitrogen-containing pollutants continue to harm sensitive ecosystems, according to two new reports published today by the European Environment Agency (EEA). Nonetheless, both reports sho[...]

European Commission welcomes Outcome of first ever UN Environment Assembly    europa.eu

Press release Brussels, 30 June 2014 European Commission The first session of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA), hosted by the Nairobi-based United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) last week con[...]

Environment: 80 per cent of Europeans want their country to waste less    europa.eu

European Commission Press release Brussels, 30 June 2014 According to a new survey, most European citizens think their own country is generating too much waste. The survey on the [...]

Research Headlines - Mapping greenhouse emissions to prevent climate change    europa.eu

EU-funded researchers have used advanced modelling and geo-spatial information to compile more accurate greenhouse gas inventories for Poland and Ukraine. The approach could substantially improve the[...]

Environment: €239 million available in 2014 for project proposals    europa.eu

European Commission Press release Brussels, 25 June 2014 The European Commission has launched the first call for proposals under the LIFE funding programme for projects dedicated to environment. The [...]

Success Stories - Developing state-of-the art technology to manage industrial pollution    europa.eu

Large-scale industrial pollution of soil and groundwater is a well-known problem. Cleaning that pollution is far from easy because site managers may often have little knowledge of how the pollutant i[...]

Environment: Ljubljana European Green Capital 2016    europa.eu

European Commission Press release Brussels, 24 June 2014 The capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana, has won the European Green Capital Award for 2016. The award was presented this afternoon by EU Environmen[...]

"Science 2.0: Europe can lead the next scientific transformation"    europa.eu

European Commission [Check Against Delivery] Máire GEOGHEGAN-QUINN European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF) Keynote Speech Copenhagen, 24 June 2014 Min[...]

Environment: Commission asks citizens about Europe's drinking water    europa.eu

European Commission Press release Brussels, 23 June 2014 The European Commission has today launched a public consultation on EU drinking water policy, to see where improvements could be made. The con[...]

CORDIS Express: Research in the Arctic and Antarctic    europa.eu

The Western Antarctica ice sheet is collapsing. And the process is now unstoppable, according to researchers from NASA and the University of Washington. This could mean a staggering four-metre sea le[...]

Medicines and the Environment - Study on the risks of environmental effects of medicinal products    europa.eu

The study on the risks of environmental effects of medicinal products has been financed by the Commission and carried out by an external contractor (BIO Intelligence Service). Its objectives are to c[...]

EFSA assesses the risk from Salmonella and norovirus in berries    europa.eu

Published on: 18 June 2014 Rainfall, the use of contaminated water for irrigation or for applying pesticides, and contaminated equipment are among the factors that cause contamination of berries with[...]

Climate: €44 million available under first call for climate action projects    europa.eu

European Commission Press release Brussels, 18 June 2014 The European Commission today launched the first call for proposals under a new funding programme for projects dedicated to climate action. Th[...]

Nurturing social innovation to reduce food waste    europa.eu

Innovation for more sustainable food systems is not just about improving food technology and communication activities. Social innovation also has a powerful role to play, according to Sophie Easteal [...]

Preparation Environment Council, 12 June 2014    europa.eu

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 11 June 2014 The second formal Environment Council under the Greek Presidency will be held in Luxembourg on 12 June. Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik, Commis[...]

Environment: Commission launches new platform to help resolve social conflicts over large carnivores    europa.eu

European Commission Press release Brussels, 10 June 2014 Europe's brown bear, wolf, wolverine, lynx - at least one of these species can now be found in 21 EU Member States. After a lengthy period of [...]

CORDIS Express: Historic week in the fight against climate change    europa.eu

The past week was a busy one for environmental policy. In a matter of days, the world celebrated the [...]

Statement by Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik on the World Environment Day    europa.eu

European Commission Brussels, 5 June 2014 Statement Today is World Environment Day. Time to celebrate the joys the nature of our beautiful planet gives us, but also time to reflect about what's happe[...]

WEB ACCESSIBILITY: NO MORE TIME TO WASTE! IF NOT NOW, WHEN?    edf-feph.org

This Friday 6 of June the Transport, Telecommunication and Energy Council will meet and discuss the state of play of the Web Directive. Unfortunately, during the last two presidencies of the EU, the[...]

“Know your air for health” to mark World Environment Day    epha.org

Brussels, 5th June 2014 - On the occasion of World Environment Day, EPHA puts the spotlights on the [...]

EU to set out major contribution to more ambitious global climate action at Bonn conference    europa.eu

European Commission Press release Brussels, 4 June 2014 The European Union will set out its contribution to raising the ambition of international climate action up to 2020 during UN climate change ne[...]

Statement by Connie Hedegaard on the United States Clean Power Plan announcement    europa.eu

European Commission Brussels, 2 June 2014 Statement Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a plan to cut carbon emissions from power plants by 30 percent from 2005 levels by [...]

Success Stories - Using moss to measure air pollution    europa.eu

European countries have been required to check environmental air quality and measure any airborne pollutants that could endanger human health since 1996. Yet for many governmental and scientific inst[...]

Environment: It's the Ecology, Stupid    europa.eu

European Commission Press release Brussels, 2 June 2014 Europe's largest environment conference - Green Week - will wade into the economic debate this year. Under the banner [...]

‘Know your air for health’ website    efanet.org

EFA and the Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) have launched a website to sheds light on how air pollution is implicated in the development and rise of asthma, and provides tips on reducing expos[...]

Rising air pollution-related deaths taking heavy toll on society, OECD says    oecd.org

Air pollution is costing advanced economies plus China and India an estimated USD 3.5 trillion a year in premature deaths and ill health and the costs will rise without government action to limit veh[...]

Climate action: Commission sets out strategy to curb CO2 emissions from trucks, buses and coaches    europa.eu

European Commission Press release Brussels, 21 May 2014 Trucks, buses and coaches would use less fuel and emit lower amounts of carbon dioxide (CO2) under a strategy adopted by the European Commissio[...]

Pesticide residue adherence rates above 97% for third consecutive year    europa.eu

Published on: 20 May 2014 Over 97% of samples tested in the latest Europe-wide monitoring programme of pesticides in food contain residue levels that fall within permissible limits, says the European[...]

Infographic: How Europe monitors pesticide residues in food    europa.eu

Published on: 20 May 2014 EFSA presents the fifth EU annual report on pesticide residues in food for 2011. This infographic highlights how EFSA and Member States work together to monitor residues of [...]

Biomarker test for Peripartum Cardiomyopathy could help reduce death after giving birth    escardio.org

Cardiologists have discovered biomarkers that can be used to develop a screening test to detect Peripartum Cardiomyopathy (PPCM), a life-threatening disorder that is the primary cause of mortality in[...]

Environment: Impact assessment of projects now simplified    europa.eu

European Commission Press release Brussels, 15 May 2014 New legislation simplifying the rules for assessing the potential effects of projects on the environment enters into force today. The newly ame[...]

Prioritise climate, environment, agree both sides of the Mediterranean    europa.eu

European Commission Statement Brussels, 13 May 2014 Ministers attending the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) meeting in Athens today issued a Declaration of their commitment to tackle the growing cl[...]

Reducing pollution in the southern Mediterranean    europa.eu

Countries bordering the south and east of the Mediterranean need to continually improve many aspects of environmental management to reduce pollution in the sea, according to a new assessment.[...]

CORDIS Express: EU research addresses air pollution    europa.eu

Poor air quality is a major health risk, causing lung diseases, cardiovascular diseases, and cancer. Air pollution also impacts the environment, affecting the quality of fresh water, soil, and ecosys[...]

Pesticides: EFSA presents new guidance to measure soil degradation rates    europa.eu

Published on: 8 May 2014 EFSA has published new guidance that enables scientists to carry out a specialised aspect of environmental exposure assessment for pesticides. The guidance document provides [...]

Air pollution: one of the largest risks to health worldwide    europa.eu

Air quality in most cities worldwide fails to meet World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines for safe levels. And the problem of air pollution is only increasing. In fact, according to WHO, indoor a[...]

Let's clean up Europe!    europa.eu

Volunteers across Europe will pick up litter on Saturday 10 May, as part of a coordinated EU Clean Up Day. The event is particularly timely, as there are growing concerns that rubbish polluting Europ[...]

A new technology to track down air pollutant effects    europa.eu

Did you ever see pollution level indicators displayed in big European cities? The EXPOSOMICS project is looking to make them obsolete. Not only will their technology determine the exact impact of pol[...]

Speech: Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation – the role of Innovation    europa.eu

European Commission [Check Against Delivery] Máire GEOGHEGAN-QUINN European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science Speech: IPCC - Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation: Key messages fro[...]

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