2nd July, Brussels - Friends of the Earth Europe has raised concern at the EU's poor commitment to cut its energy waste after 24 of the 27 EU member states missed the deadline for submitting their National Energy Efficiency Action Plans. Only Finland, Denmark and the UK have delivered their plans on time.
Brussels, 29th June 2007 - Environmental NGOs today condemned the results of yesterday's Environment Council vote as a serious climb-down on more than 30 years of European waste policy. Ministers promoted incineration and missed the opportunity to modernise waste policy so that it increases Europe's resource efficiency and reduces its climate impacts.
Brussels, 26th June 2007 - Environmental NGOs today called on EU Environment Ministers to reject a plan to redefine waste incineration from 'disposal' to 'recovery', arguing that the redefinition would promote environmentally-damaging incineration and is, in any case, unnecessary.
Brussels, June 25 2007 - EU member states today stood up to intense pressure from the US and refused to allow a new strain of genetically modified maize to be imported into the EU. The move has been welcomed by Friends of the Earth Europe. 
Brussels, 26 June 2007 - The Environment Committee today voted for a modest improvement on the proposed Thematic Strategy and Framework Directive on the Sustainable Use of Pesticides. Environmental and health groups EEB, Friends of the Earth Europe, Health & Environment Alliance and Pesticides Action Network Europe, are glad that Members of the European Parliament have successfully brought in some positive measures to reduce total exposure to and risks from pesticides. The improved proposals received overwhelming cross-party support.
BRUSSELS, 21 June 2007 (EMBARGOED) - Today, Fortis Bank responded to Friends of the Earth International regarding the bank's financing of the companies which caused a catastrophic mud volcano in Indonesia through gas exploration. 
BRUSSELS (BELGIUM), JAKARTA (INDONESIA), 21 June 2007 - Major international banks such as Credit Suisse, Barclays, Fortis Group, Merrill Lynch & Co. and Natixis are injecting hundreds of millions of Euros into a set of companies responsible for a catastrophic mud volcano in Indonesia, Friends of the Earth International has revealed in two new reports launched today.
Toxic mud has been gushing from the ground in Sidoarjo, Indonesia since May 2006, following drilling operations by the company Lapindo Brantas Inc.
Brussels, 14 June 2007 - Friends of the Earth Europe has demanded an urgent acceleration of action to fight climate change by European governments, after new data released by the European Commission today reveals that overall EU emissions are still not on track to meet Kyoto targets. 
Brussels, June 12th 2007 - At the Agriculture Council today EU Ministers decided to allow contamination of organic food with genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The Ministers adopted a new law which allows organic food containing up to 0.9 percent "adventitious or technically unavoidable" GMO content to be classed and labelled as organic .
Heiligendamm, Germany, June 7, 2007 - Campaigners warned that today's statement on climate change by leaders of the eight most industrialised nations (or G8) meeting is weak and lacks substance, but reveals the urgent need to tackle climate change.
G8 leaders meeting in Heiligendamm, Germany made some progress under the leadership of German Chancellor Angela Merkel but failed to commit to serious targets to cut greenhouse gas emissions.