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Climate change 19-12-2006

Ministers make first move to keep EU seas and oceans clean

The Council agreed on a draft directive that aims to ensure European seas and oceans are kept pollution-free and productive. But environmentalists attack what they perceive as the directive's "weak objectives" and lack of serious commitment.
Climate change 22-09-2006

6th Environment Action Programme

The sixth Environment Action Programme (6th EAP), adopted in 2002, is the EU's ten-years (2002-2012) policy programme for the environment. It identifies four key environmental priorities: climate change, nature and biodiversity, environment and health, and natural resources and waste. The Commission will start a mid-term review of the 6th EAP before the end of 2006.
Climate change 23-09-2005

Clean air strategy seeks balance between health and business concerns

The strategy will cost Europe some €7.1 billion every year, down from the €12 billion initially proposed by Environment Commissioner Dimas. But the health benefits alone will be fivefold, he said.
Climate change 29-07-2005

EU in debate over soil protection

The Commission is continuing with its series of internet consultations on future environmental policies with a debate on how to protect European soils from pollution.
Climate change 28-07-2005

EU opens debate on how to make cities ‘greener’

Environment Commissioner Stavros Dimas has launched consultations to define a strategy to 'green up' the EU's urban areas.
Climate change 22-07-2005

Dimas given green light to present environmental strategies

A Commission orientation debate about environmental policy on 20 July ended in a small victory for Commissioner Dimas, who will be able to present his plans to tackle air pollution and other strategies later this year.

‘High noon’ for EU’s environment policies

A general policy debate on future environmental policies promises to turn into a clash between 'competitiveness-first' commissioners and Environment Commissioner Dimas.