EU failing water standards could cost taxpayers €1bn

Countries across Europe are failing the EU environmental standards for water, which could result in taxpayers paying more than €1 billion (£0.84bn) a year in fines. New research suggests a total of 6,331 areas in the Union are not meeting the water requirements, including Brussels, the home of the European Commission. The worst offenders are […]

Huhne makes EU debut

Energy and Climate Change Secretary Chris Huhne will attend his first meeting of EU environment ministers today in Luxembourg. On the agenda will be the European Commission’s recent paper on moving beyond a 20% EU emissions reduction target, as well as a debate on international climate negotiations. Speaking ahead of the meeting, Mr Huhne said: […]