Sat. Jul 13th, 2024



Water pollutants: EU Council agrees negotiating mandate

The EU Council agreed its negotiating mandate on the directive which will amend the water framework directive, the groundwater directive and the directive on environmental quality standards. The proposal updates priority substances and environmental quality standards in surface water and groundwater.

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Macro-Regional and Sea Basin Strategies Days: Speech by Commissioner Ferreira

“This event has been a landmark. Bringing together, for the first time, the three sea-basin strategies and the four macro-regional strategies. Bringing together our synergies, and common interests. Through these strategies we promote coordination, and cooperation across borders, where action at national level is simply not enough” – EU Commissioner Ferreira.

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U.S. NIST: Research finds dolphins with elevated mercury levels

Dolphins are considered a “sentinel species” for oceans and human health because, like us, they are high up in the food chain, live long lives, and share certain physiological traits with humans. Some staples of their diet, such as spot, croaker, weakfish and other small fish, are most vulnerable to mercury pollution and are also eaten by people.

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Ukraine and Moldova: EU extends trade support for one more year

The suspension of import duties and quotas on Ukrainian and Moldovan exports to the European Union will be extended for another year, following today’s adoption by the Council and April 23 vote in the European Parliament. The EU is thereby delivering once again on its commitment to support Ukraine for as long as it takes.

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Our Ocean Conference: Speech by EU Commissioner Sinkevičius

“The ocean has great potential for our economies and for food security. It is also vital for all life on our planet and for our fight against climate change.
But when I say this, I’m only touching the tip of the iceberg. Because if you look deeper, if you look at the hidden part of the iceberg, you will see another story” – EU Commissioner Sinkevičius.

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