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Tens of thousands march on Berlin to demand nature friendly farming

Mon, 26/01/2015 - 07:53

 “Wir haben es satt!” (“We are fed up!”) could be heard in the streets of Berlin on Saturday 17 January.

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“Biodiversity is everyone’s business”: teaming up with HeidelbergCement

Thu, 22/01/2015 - 11:22

The value of quarries to many plants and animals in Europe has long been recognised.

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Science in 2015: assessing European bird populations

Thu, 22/01/2015 - 11:00

In 1994, 38% of the species were considered to be in an unfavourable condition. By 2004, this figure had increased to 43%. If we look only at the EU the number grows to  48%.

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The Common Agricultural Policy in 2015: looking for results

Thu, 22/01/2015 - 10:52

A rereading of the final legal text together with all the implementing and delegated acts and rules is killing our enthusiasm quite quickly.

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Defining the next decade of EU’s climate and energy policies

Thu, 22/01/2015 - 10:37

What is needed is not just a policy framework that fixates on cutting down emissions, but one that puts us on an environmentally sustainable pathway in a wider sense.

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Sustainable fisheries and imaginative loopholes

Thu, 22/01/2015 - 09:45

European seas are in the brink of collapse. Despite the improved Common Fisheries Policy, several forces out there are determined to scupper the efforts to make our fisheries sustainable.

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The EU Biodiversity Strategy in 2015 – making up the balance

Thu, 22/01/2015 - 09:28

Actions are needed to improve implementation of existing EU environmental legislation. President Juncker and Vice President Timmermans have stated this was their intention, rather than piling up ever more rules.

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The Birds and Habitats Directives: reviewing or butchering?

Thu, 22/01/2015 - 09:25

The Fitness Check will be the moment when the enemies of nature conservation will wake up and will seek to weaken the legislation for their narrow interests, to the detriment of Europe’s citizens.

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The last chance saloon Commission?

Thu, 22/01/2015 - 08:44

Europe is in the grip of an economic, environmental and social crisis that in some countries is reaching dangerous levels, with politicians everywhere at lost about how to get out of it. Worryingly, the new Commission seems to

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