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Raccoon dog © Michelle Bender

We are not alone – alien plants & animals invade Europe

Wed, 14/09/2016
As of today, leading European experts will gather for three days of intensive discussion in Luxembourg to assess the spread of alien lifeforms among us.

BirdLife Europe and Partners call for “A new Europe for people, planet and prosperity for all”

Tue, 13/09/2016
BirdLife Europe and Partners have joined over 100 European and national Civil Society Organisations and Trade Unions to call for a new Europe that is inclusive, open, just, sustainable, and that works for people of all ages, social backgrounds and nations.

Where shall we go? Contemplating Europe's future

Thu, 08/09/2016

On the 15-16 of September European Heads of State will converge on Bratislava to discus

Birds in a changing world

Thu, 08/09/2016
Yesterday, I shared my impressions from the first day of the BirdNumbers 2016 conference and some first insights into the health of our continent...
White-tailed Eagle © Valerie O'Sullivan

What do birds tell us about the health of our environment?

Wed, 07/09/2016
I’m currently in Halle, Germany, following the works of “BirdNumbers 2016”.

Popular support for regulation that works

Tue, 06/09/2016
Many commentators are suggesting that the EU is currently locked in the throes of an existential crisis as a result of the UK Brexit vote,

Better Regulation for Better Results?

Tue, 06/09/2016
Over recent years, political concerns about the costs of regulation to business have risen to prominence, with accusations that rules such as those protecting rare species and habitats are placing “ridiculous costs” on businesses and the wider economy.

Kicking the bucket; Is the CAP still working for our countryside?

Tue, 06/09/2016
Now that the 2013 reforms of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) are slowly starting to take effect, and national governments iron out the wrinkles of the new IT systems which have delayed subsidy payments to farmers,