Articles Posted in the " Envi " Category

  • General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

    img src=”http://ec.europa.eu/environment/life/news/newsarchive2018/may/images/gdpr.jpg” alt=”Photo:EC” /> As of 25 May 2018 the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is replacing the current Directive 95/46 on data protection. The GDPR harmonises the national legislations of the EU member states, deriving from this Directive. Any natural or legal person who collects or in any way uses for professional purposes personal […]


  • EU awards best LIFE projects for nature, environment and climate action

    img src=”http://ec.europa.eu/environment/life/news/newsarchive2018/may/images/awards18.jpg” alt=”Photo:EC” /> During EU Green Week – Europe’s biggest environmental event – Commissioner Karmenu Vella announced the winners of the 2016 and 2017 LIFE Awards. The nine winners include projects from Belgium, Greece, Spain, Italy, Austria, Poland and Slovakia. A special people’s Choice Award, in line with this year’s Green Week focus on […]


  • Beekeepers track invasive hornets to their nest

    An insect-sized radar-transmitter is helping Italian beekeepers safeguard their hives from a recent outbreak of Asian hornets (Vespa velutina). In some areas of Liguria, Italy, 30% of bee colonies have completely collapsed. Powered by WPeMatico


  • Smaller companies get ready for REACH

    img src=”http://ec.europa.eu/environment/life/news/newsarchive2018/may/images/reach_1.jpg” alt=”Photo: LIFE Fit for REACH” /> The final round of REACH applications closes on 31 May. By then all companies making or importing chemicals into the European Union will have to register each substance and assess its impact on public health and the environment. REACH, short for Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of […]


  • Mediterranean prosecutors unite against avian killing

    Millions of birds are killed and trapped each year as they try to migrate between Europe and Africa. Prosecutors from 18 jurisdictions across the Mediterranean met in Segovia on 09 May to crack down on wildlife crime and bring organisations profiting from it to justice. Powered by WPeMatico


  • Safe passage for migrating geese

    LIFE-funded conservationists have put an end to the local killing of red-breasted geese (Branta ruficollis) in Bulgaria. They are now spreading their measures across the migration path of the threatened species to safely guide it home. Powered by WPeMatico


  • LIFE 2018 Call: application packages corrigendum

    The application packages for LIFE Nature and Biodiversity, LIFE Environment and Resource Efficiency, LIFE Environmental Governance and Information have been updated with a Corrigendum correction of the guidance in the Form A2 regarding affiliates, in both sections 3.1.2 and 3.2.2 of the Guidelines for applicants 2018. We kindly advice all applicants to read carefully each […]



  • Growing meadows under the sea

    A new technique for mooring posidonia grass (Posidonia oceanica) to the Sardinian sea bed is improving its chances of survival. Human activity is killing off posidonia in the Mediterranean at an alarming rate. Meadows of the sea grass have regressed by an estimated 34% over the past 50 years. Their demise is bad news for […]


  • New publication: LIFE and wildlife crime

    LIFE and Wildlife Crime shows how LIFE projects have already helped contribute to each of the areas identified in the EU Roadmap towards eliminating illegal killing, trapping and trade of birds: monitoring and data collection, prevention, information exchange, training and awareness-raising, and enforcement and legal aspects. Powered by WPeMatico