About: environmental standards

CETA 23-03-2018

Free trade agreements struggle to convince on social, environmental standards

There are real concerns about the lowering of social and environmental standards in free trade agreements, and NGOs and economists point out the lack of binding control mechanisms in trade deals. EURACTIV.fr reports.
Trade & Society 07-10-2016

Leaked CETA declaration given short shrift

Five leaked pages of a draft declaration on the EU-Canada trade deal, CETA, have surfaced ahead of a Council meeting on 18 October when all member states will be asked to adopt it. It has done little to placate the concerns of the agreement's critics. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Trade & Society 03-05-2016

France claims TTIP talks likely to stop

Negotiations on the planned TTIP agreement between the US and the EU are likely to grind to a halt because of Washington's reluctance to make concessions, a top French trade official warned today (3 May).
Agrifood 19-04-2016

Galician fishermen share concerns with MEPs

MEPs that travelled to the north-western Spanish region of Galicia have presented their findings and concerns about the area’s all-important fishing industry to the fisheries committee of the European Parliament. EURACTIV Spain reports.
Brexit 15-03-2016

Poll: edie readers oppose Brexit

A poll conducted by EURACTIV’s partner edie.net has revealed that the majority of its readers will be voting to keep Britain IN the European Union when the Referendum takes place on 23 June, with more than 80% voting in support of Britain's position as a member state.
Transport 09-03-2016

MEPs back cheaper services in EU ports

MEPs on Tuesday (8 March) backed a proposal to increase efficiency and lower the cost of services provided in European Union ports.
Agrifood 11-01-2016

TTIP: The downfall of EU agriculture?

EXCLUSIVE / A new study has concluded that TTIP threatens to completely change the way small and medium sized farms operate, through the use of more genetic engineering and more hormone-treated meat. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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Climate change 21-11-2014

Brussels to scrutinise French Sivens dam project

The Commission is launching an enquiry into the controversial dam at Sivens, in France’s Tarn department. A procedure for breach of European environmental law could be launched against France. EURACTIV France reports
Brexit 09-10-2007

EU to help small businesses go ‘green’

The Commission has announced new measures aimed at helping small-and-medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) cope with increasingly burdensome environmental legislation and take advantage of the potential economic benefits offered by improved environmental management.
Trade & Society 24-11-2006

EU’s trade policy ‘on trial’

A staged court session adjourned on 23 November after a split jury failed either to acquit or to condemn EU trade policy against accusations that it exacerbates poverty in the third world and contributes to the destruction of the environment.

EU to tighten up product standardisation

A 20-year old approach to European product standardisation is due to undergo revision in the first half of 2006 due to shortcomings in how the voluntary rules are implemented at national level.

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