About: Birds Directive

Playing around with the concept of culture

When Malta joined the EU way back in 2004, it welcomed the Birds Directive by transposing it into local legislation. This must not be undone to promote a false notion of cultural heritage, argues Nicholas Barbara.

The EU has to fight for our nature and the rule of law

In the face of efforts by member states to destroy protected habitats and ignore EU nature laws, the EU must stand up for the rule of law and say enough is enough, writes Ariel Brunner.
Climate change 16-06-2016

1,001 nights: The long saga of the EU Nature Directives

It’s been 986 days and nights since the European Commission announced that it was planning a ‘fitness check’ of the Birds and Habitats Directives. Yet, after all this time, we’re still waiting for a conclusion of this saga and a clear statement from the Commission, writes Andreas Baumüller.
Climate change 30-10-2015

UK defies its own evidence on nature protection laws

This week, several major European countries have called on the EU not to undermine important legislation protecting our wildlife and habitats. The UK was not among them.
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