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Nature dodges bullet: huge public campaign saves EU nature laws


07 December - European Commission confirms EU nature protection laws will be saved after record-breaking campaign – now put the laws to work, say NGOs

President Juncker and his Commission have today confirmed that the EU’s flagship nature laws – the Birds and Habitats Directives – will be saved and not rewritten and weakened, ending two years of uncertainty over the laws’ future. They have also called for a plan to better implement and enforce these laws.

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EEB Memorandum for the Maltese Presidency - prepared in cooperation with BirdLife Europe and Seas At Risk

December 2016 - This Memorandum, prepared in cooperation with BirdLife Europe and Seas at Risk, reflects on the issues that the EEB would like to see advanced during the Maltese Presidency. The most important issues are highlighted in the Ten Green Tests. At the end of June 2017, the Ten Green Tests will be used to evaluate the Presidency’s performance over the next six months. Read more...  


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