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EU companies involved in 100+ world’s biggest fossil fuel extraction projects

A new report released by a broad coalition of civil society organisations led by CAN Europe and Friends of the Earth Europe, reveals that at least 107 out of 425 of the world's biggest fossil fuel extraction projects are operated by EU-based companies such as Total Energies, Shell, RWE, and ENI or financed by major European banks. The report sets out…
7 November, 2023
Energy and Climate ChangeGovernance and PoliciesPress release

Organizations from all over Europe unite their voice on H2Med

"It is an unnecessary infrastructure that will not solve the energy crisis" This Wednesday, October 25th, a High Level Decision-Making Meeting will take place, bringing together senior officials from the European Commission and the governments of the 27 EU countries to discuss the projects to be included in the sixth list of Projects of Common Interest/Projects of Mutual Interest (PCI/PMI).…
24 October, 2023
Press releaseRenewable Energies

50 CSOs call for renewables acceleration to be nature- and community-inclusive

Today, the Council of the European Union formally adopted the revised Renewable Energy Directive (RED). This mandates EU member states to significantly speed up permitting procedures for renewable energy projects. 50 civil society organisations and networks join their voices in a Manifesto to propose a comprehensive way to achieve this acceleration in harmony with ecosystems and local communities. Europe is…
9 October, 2023
Governance and PoliciesPress release

More than 400 organizations demand post-growth policies in the EU

Today, May 15, a historic three-day conference entitled Beyond Growth 2023 begins in Brussels. The event, organized by the European Parliament with the support of more than 30 European organizations, aims to challenge conventional European Union policies and redefine societal goals, putting into practice the idea of a post-growth EU, adapted to a future that combines social welfare and viable…
15 May, 2023
Governance and PoliciesNewsPress release

Inclusive citizenship in a world in transformation

A new EU-funded research project On 6th and 7th of March 2023 eco-union is in Lisboa attending the kick-off meeting of the new EU-funded project INCITE-DEM. The project aims at enhancing inclusive participation and civic engagement, while expanding democratic innovation and dynamic feedback mechanisms between citizens and institutional actors in Europe. Based on high quality research, the project will experiment…
7 March, 2023
Press releaseSustainable Mobility

Friendship treaty between France & Spain should improve cross-border connections

On Thursday 19 January, Spanish President Pedro Sánchez and French President Emmanuel Macron will meet in Barcelona for a new Spanish-French summit. On the occasion of this meeting, eco-union, together with other French and Spanish civil society organisations, have published a press release urging both governments to integrate low-carbon cross-border mobility in the Friendship Treaty to be signed during the…
17 January, 2023
Governance and PoliciesGreen TransitionPress release

Spanish Presidency of the Council of the European Union

An ambitious presidency for a resilient Europe eco-union, together with other environmental organisations, has produced a position paper calling on the Spanish government to set an agenda that meets the urgent needs of decarbonisation during its term in the Presidency of the EU Council. The Fit for 55 package gives us the opportunity to put the European Union at the…
23 December, 2022
Press releaseSustainable Mobility

Sustainable mobility going backwards between France and Spain

Sustainable mobility going backwards with the diminution of cross-border trains between France and Spain Since 2013, Spanish public rail operator Renfe and French SNCF have been operating services together between France and Spain through Catalonia. However, on 11 December 2022, this cooperation ended and from now on only two trains a day in each direction will cross the border through…
12 December, 2022
Governance and PoliciesNewsNotes de premsaPress releaseSustainable Mobility

Travel industry and civil society calling to shift to rail

European actors of the rail and travel sector, rail industry, civil society and passengers associations call on European Institutions and Member states to take bold actions now to achieve a climate-friendly transport system by 2030. Their call was presented at the Connecting Europe Days in Lyon, by Europe on Rail on the Panel “Boosting Passenger Rail Transport” (15:00h-16:30h CET).  “The…
1 July, 2022