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    EU plastics strategy could do more for the environment now

    The EU’s plastics strategy is ambitious and a step in the right direction but more drastic action is needed to curb the overall production of plastics in Europe.

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    Huge blow for EU seas as MEPs back disastrous technical measures

    New fishing rules debated today in the European Parliament would be disastrous for fishing in the EU, because their lack of targets undermine efforts to make fisheries sustainable.  

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    Bulgaria’s move to overturn EU pollution laws a “terrible political signal”

    The Bulgarian government is doubling down on its efforts to shirk environmental responsibility.

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    Water management cannot be out of public control

    The Court of Justice ruled that environmental NGOs must have the right to participate in water permit proceedings and to challenge them before courts.

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