Webinar: LNG – The dark side of the boom!

Since the Ukraine war, Europe and Germany are facing the result of years of wrong energy policies that drove us into gas dependency and Putin’s arms. Now, alternatives must be found quickly. One of these temporary stopgap solutions is liquefied natural gas – also called LNG. But LNG production also entails significant methane emissions and […]

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After-work talk “Nature in the city! – How parks, woods, avenues and riverbanks contribute to well-being in our cities”.

+++Recording in English here+++ Green lungs provide space for rest, relaxation and exercise. They also help keep temperatures down. However, not everyone in Europe has the same access to green spaces in cities. In my next after-work talk, the Director of the European Environment Agency, Hans Bruyninckx, will give an overview of the socio-economic and […]

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High-Level-Conference: “Forever? No More! Phasing out “forever chemicals” PFAS in Europe.”

+++Here you can find the recording+++ Friday 13th of May, 3:00-4:30 PM CEST The term PFAS refers to a chemical group of more than 4700 substances in which certain carbon atoms have bonds to several fluorine atoms. Their physicochemical properties are very similar: they are water repellent, dirt repellent and grease repellent. PFAS are used […]

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PRESS RELEASE: European Environment Agency: Member States ignore air pollutants from heating and agriculture

PRESS RELEASE, 16th February 2022 – Brussels                                                       European Environment Agency: Member States ignore air pollutants from heating and agriculture   Today, the European Environment Agency (EEA) published a report on air quality management in Europe. The EEA finds that violations of EU air quality limits are mainly in northern and western Europe due to […]

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PRESS RELEASE: EEA: 307,000 deaths in EU in 2019 due to too much particulate matter

PRESS RELEASE, Monday, 15th November 2021 – Brusses                                       EEA: 307,000 deaths in EU in 2019 due to too much particulate matter Today, the European Environment Agency (EEA) published a new report on the health impacts of air pollution in Europe. Despite annual declines in air pollution, the EEA estimates that 307,000 people in the […]

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My position on EU Covid19 certificates

I have received numerous questions from across the EU on the planned EU Covid19 certificates. Thank you to all citizens for participating in this important debate! The European Parliament has now voted its position on Covid19 certificates and will enter negotiations with the Council and the Commission. Some EU Member States have already announced that […]

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“Green Passports”: My position on Covid-Certificates

I have received numerous questions from all over the EU on the planned Covid certificates (“Green Passports”). Thank you to all citizens for participating in this important debate! To me, the Green Passport offers the possibility to document medical data with comparable standards everywhere in the European Union. Common rules for documenting the vaccination, test […]

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RaDVaC (Rapid Deployment Vaccine Collaborative)

RaDVaC – Explained RaDVaC (Rapid Deployment Vaccine Collaborative) is an open-source research project for vaccine development project. It is supported by experts from biochemistry and virology, mostly from the university sector – no company is involved. All information can be accessed online; they are under a “creative commons” license for the common good and can […]

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PRESS RELEASE: COVID19 certificates facilitate mutual recognition of tests and vaccinations in the EU

PRESS RELEASE, Wednesday, 17th of March 2021 – Brussels COVID19 certificates facilitate mutual recognition of tests and vaccinations in the EU   The European Commission has just presented its proposal for a regulation for Covid19 certificates. The regulations concern the verification and mutual recognition of information on vaccination, testing and a possible recovery status as […]

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