European Commission

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EU unveils plans to cut Europe’s plastic and packaging waste
Draft regulations would ban mini-shampoo bottles and throwaway cups, with push towards reuse over recycling

Jennifer Rankin in Brussels

30, Nov, 2022 @3:36 PM

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EU seeks to freeze €13bn in funding to Hungary over corruption fears
European Commission says Viktor Orbán’s government’s rule-of-law reforms do not go far enough

Jennifer Rankin in Brussels

30, Nov, 2022 @3:04 PM

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Big polluters given almost €100bn in free carbon permits by EU
Free allowances ‘in direct contradiction with the polluter pays principle’, WWF report says

Damian Carrington Environment editor

29, Nov, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Cop27 talks continue over EU climate loss and damage fund proposal
Last-ditch plan for providing cash to countries suffering climate-related disaster brings overtime wranglingCop27 live – latest news updates

Fiona Harvey, Adam Morton and Patrick Greenfield in Sharm el-Sheikh

18, Nov, 2022 @5:52 PM

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Dutch MEP says illegal spyware ‘a grave threat to democracy’
European Commission wears ‘velvet gloves’ when dealing with spyware used on citizens, says chief of inquiry on hacking software such as Pegasus

Jennifer Rankin in Brussels

08, Nov, 2022 @7:41 PM

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Climate finance and human rights fears: what happened on day two of Cop27?
Deep chasm emerges between long-time polluting rich states and developing countries on second full day of summit

Guardian staff

08, Nov, 2022 @6:59 PM

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Ten African countries accuse EU of failing to protect hippos
Brussels’ plan to oppose a ban on trade in hippopotamus products puts species at risk, says letter signed by states, including Mali, Niger and Senegal

Arthur Neslen

08, Nov, 2022 @6:00 AM

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EU on track to break pledge to cut methane emissions by 30%, warns report
Exclusive: ‘Policy vacuum’ on livestock emissions amid pressure from industry lobbyists blamed for failings

Arthur Neslen

26, Oct, 2022 @4:49 PM

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Business groups block action that could help tackle biodiversity crisis, report finds
Industry associations for sectors from oil to agriculture in the US and Europe found resisting wildlife-friendly laws, say researchers

Phoebe Weston

24, Oct, 2022 @10:00 AM

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France becomes latest country to leave controversial energy charter treaty
Quitting the ECT, which protects fossil fuel investors from policy changes that might threaten their profits, was ‘coherent’ with Paris climate deal, Macron said

Arthur Neslen

21, Oct, 2022 @4:08 PM

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100m highly polluting cars could appear on Europe’s roads after EU move
Exclusive: Efficiency recommendations of experts rejected in European Commission ‘Euro 7’ proposals

Arthur Neslen

21, Oct, 2022 @8:50 AM

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EU summit divided over capping price paid for wholesale gas
Prospects of deal seem distant, with Germany and Netherlands fearing any cap could backfire

Jennifer Rankin in Brussels and Philip Oltermann in Berlin

20, Oct, 2022 @3:59 PM

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