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20 May 2015

When the new European Commission took over in November 2014, energy policy became one of the central issues on the EU's agenda. The creation of the position of a 'Vice-President for the Energy Union' in the European Commission shows that energy ranks among the top concerns for European officials.

20 May 2015

A comprehensive survey of European nature published by scientists today shows wildlife and habitats in peril across Europe. [1] The research comes as the European Commission threatens to weaken vital nature laws, [2] as part of a drive for 'deregulation'. [3]

Since a new campaign to save these nature laws – the Birds and Habitats Directives – started last week, over 100,000 citizens have told the European Commission to protect nature by maintaining and better implementing them. [4]

19 May 2015

Reforms to the way the European Union decides legislation proposed today are a threat to environmental, health, safety and other standards that protect citizens, says Friends of the Earth Europe.

The 'Better Regulation' proposal from the European Commission reflects a massive power grab from the Commission away from the European Parliament and European Council and gives more influence to business lobby groups, Friends of the Earth Europe asserts.

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