Romania burns: vegetation fires claim victims
Man-made fires not only destroy the environment - they kill animals and people, too. Last year alone, 15 people died in Romania due to out-of-control fires - which are almost always man-made.
How the new Environmental Protection Act would transform EPR schemes in Slovenia
In May 2022, the Constitutional Court decided to suspend the implementation of most of the contested articles pending a final decision. It is not known when the Constitutional Court will make its ruling.
Slovenia risks EU fines while the new EPR regulation is under constitutional review
An opaque packaging waste management system in Slovenia does little to incentivise producers toward sustainable products.
Is biomethane the long term solution to stabilising EU energy markets?
Biogas and biomethane can reduce the amount of CO2 released into the atmosphere and increase energy flexibility. Policy frameworks, technological improvements and increased cooperation between countries are making biogas and biomethane more accessible, with projections for the two energy sources to triple between 2030 and 2050.
How these companies tried to greenwash their plastic waste
Europe’s food and drinks companies make big promises to cut plastic waste. But they don't deliver. We checked. A story about ambitious commitments, hidden failures and how to hold firms accountable.
European food companies break their plastics promises
Two-thirds of pledges to go greener on plastic fail or are dropped, a DW investigation has found. Here's how European food and drink companies break their own commitments, and how legislation might hold them accountable.
Do EU green investments in Hungary go where they are the most needed?
Climate change will heavily affect the economy of some Hungarian regions, but they receive a relatively low share of EU funding meant for green projects, sustainability and environmental protection.
Data centres: the last great tech threat to energy sustainability
The energy needs of these physical infrastructure, where much of the world’s digital information is stored, have grown exponentially in recent years. While business has been booming, so have concerns about their sustainability and the environmental threats that data centres present.
Romania: 25,000 deaths from pollution per year
For years the media have denounced that Romania is becoming the landfill of Europe. Yet, the institutions do not intervene, and meanwhile the European Environment Agency reports that the country ranks first in Europe for deaths caused by pollution.