10 July 2018

From 9 to 13 July, the 5th round of negotiations between Indonesia and the EU for a free trade agreement are taking place. The fact that there was no public announcement of the round highlights the lack of transparency surrounding the negotiations.
To see if this trade deal would support a fair economy, Friends of the Earth Europe did a sustainability check of the draft texts the EU has published. The agreement scores only 4.5 out of 20 points - a clear fail.

The main findings are:

30 May 2018
“MidCat”, the Midi-Catalunya pipeline, is a highly controversial gas infrastructure project between France and Spain. Energy corporations Enagás and Teréga have been promoting its construction since 2005, and in 2013 the European Commission added the project to its PCI list (Projects of Common Interest).
18 May 2018

This Annual Review summarises our impact in 2017 and gives highlights from our network of grassroots member groups across the continent..
From leading successful climate campaigns to keep fossil fuels in the ground, including winning fracking bans in Ireland and Scotland; to a successful divestment campaign against BNP Paribas in France, and environmental education work from Malta to Luxembourg, our growing network goes from strength to strength.

17 May 2018

While much of Europe’s rare nature is safeguarded on paper, in practice it does not always receive the high levels of protection it should do. Nature protection efforts are being undermined by the European Commission’s failure to consistently challenge Member States on illegal nature destruction. Find out more about where nature is under threat across the EU - and how well the EU Commission is doing at enforcing the laws that should protect nature, when the alarm is raised.

With BirdLife Europe, European Environmental Bureau, and WWF.

25 April 2018

This report with BirdLife Europe, European Environmental Bureau and WWF assesses the implementation of the Birds and Habitats Directives in 18 Member States. It finds that, while the majority of the Member States assessed (67%) have fully incorporated the Birds and Habitat Directives into national law, they have failed to implement them properly. This means EU protected wildlife and habitats are not receiving the protection they need and have been promised.

24 April 2018

Facts and figures about renewables in Europe.

Revealing the dramatic advance of renewable energy and the future shape of energy in Europe, the 'Energy Atlas' shows how technology now available makes a 100% renewable energy system viable. It is published with the European Renewable Energies Federation, Green European Foundation (GEF), and the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung.

17 April 2018

It's crunch time for EU energy policy.

As negotiations on new laws governing our energy future until 2030 pick up speed, it's time to look at what this will mean for people and planet. In this briefing, we outline the way forward for an energy transition that would benefit all, moving away from fossil fuels, protecting workers' livelihoods, tackling energy poverty, and unleashing the potential of people-owned renewable projects. The only question is: will EU Member States choose this path?

12 April 2018

Recently Europe has seen unprecedented opposition to free trade agreements such as TTIP and CETA. Central to these protests were concerns that these new trade and investment agreements would have harmful impacts on food quality, consumers’ rights, farmers, producers’ income, as well as wider negative impacts on jobs and working conditions in the food sector.

10 April 2018

A rise in plastic food packaging is failing to reduce Europe's growing food waste problem, and in some cases may even be fueling it, according this study prepared by the Institute for European Environmental Policy for Friends of the Earth Europe and Zero Waste Europe.

The report is accompanied by a series of factsheets that clarify some of the problems with – and solutions to – plastic food packaging, covering:

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