Environment

Plastic packaging: Europe faces a waste problem 

Friday 30 October 2020 | Antoine de Ravignan
| Alternatives Economiques

As a result of more stringent standards, recycling of plastic packaging is set to fall in the EU. Without better industrial capacity, the EU will not reach its 50% target in five years' time. And illegal exports are likely to increase.


Habitats, species, ecosystems: the state of nature in south-east Europe 

Tuesday 01 December 2020 | Pietro Stefani
| OBC Transeuropa

The latest report from the European Environment Agency (EEA) paints a grave picture of the EU’s environmental situation, which requires urgent attention from member states if current trends are to be reversed. A look at south-east Europe.


Road traffic pollution costs billions in lost wellbeing in European cities 

Tuesday 27 October 2020 | Stefano Valentino
| MobileReporter
Voxeurop

Five years after the Dieselgate scandal, new research puts some figures on the social costs of vehicle emissions in over 400 European cities. It turns out that the annual damage to each city is worth €385 million on average.


Diesel engines emissions exceed by far European limits  in depth

Monday 18 June 2018 | Stefano Valentino
| MobileReporter
Voxeurop

A new independent report reveals how harmful emissions from diesel engines have yet to fall, despite increasingly strict European regulations, and promises from manufacturers to follow the rules.


Bulgaria and its EU neighbours do not cope well with the repercussions of the Dieselgate 

Tuesday 03 September 2019 | Mila Cherneva
| Capital

Only half of Volkswagen Group's problematic cars in Bulgaria have received a software update, and now the country risks being flooded with low-quality polluting vehicles from Western Europe.


The top 100 European places where Dieselgate kills the most   in depth

Wednesday 04 April 2018 | Stefano Valentino
| MobileReporter
Voxeurop

Excess diesel emissions produce a tiny portion of harmful dusts. Yet, they cause dozens of deaths in Europe’s highly populated road traffic hotspots.


Air pollution kills more than 500,000 Europeans each year 

Monday 05 November 2018 | Déborah Berthier
| Voxeurop

Despite the efforts of European countries, atmospheric pollution (fine particulate matter, nitrogen dioxide and ozone in particular) continues to kill hundreds of thousands of people every year.


Unhealthy environment makes unhealthy Europeans 

Wednesday 30 September 2020 | Emanuela Barbiroglio
| Voxeurop

According to the latest European Environment Agency report, a significant proportion of the burden of disease in Europe continues to be attributed to environmental pollution resulting from human activity.


Much progress to be made on gender equality and climate action 

Tuesday 30 June 2020 | Emanuela Barbiroglio
| Voxeurop

Eurostat has just published the 2020 report on EU progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals. Those where it has underperformed particularly affect women.


The price of coastal flood mitigation in Europe   in depth

Wednesday 06 May 2020 | Stefano Valentino
| Voxeurop
MobileReporter

European countries are set to invest up to €2.82 billion per year until 2100 to avoid losing as much as €1.27 trillion due to climate-driven coastal flood damage, a new analysis by the EU Joint Research Center shows.