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Invasive alien species (IAS) cost the EU an estimated EUR 12 billion per year, prompting the European Commission to push for an EU-wide approach to tackle the issue. The phenomenon, which occurs when plants and animals are deliberately or unintentionally introduced by human action to a new environment where they establish, reproduce and proliferate, is causing serious problems for biodiversity. The dedicated legal instrument aims to tackle the problem through a new harmonised system and a shift from “cure” to “prevention”.


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Circular economy: saving resources, creating jobs
Environment | Runtime: 10'40"
Circular economy: saving resources, creating jobs
    A new Video News Release (VNR) is being issued to explain the thinking behind the circular economy. It features two areas that illustrate the idea in action:     R...
06-19-2014  | 4382 Hits |  Script (.doc) |  Video (.mp4) |  More information
Shale gas: risk or opportunity?
Environment | Runtime: n/a
Shale gas: risk or opportunity?
    On Wednesday 22 January, the European Commission will publish a Recommendation aiming to ensure that proper environmental and climate safeguards are in place for...
01-20-2014  | 3397 Hits |  Script (.doc) |  Video (.mp4) |  More information
Plastic bags – Ending our addiction
Environment | Runtime: 9'40"
Plastic bags – Ending our addiction
    Every year 100 billion plastic bags are used in the EU, around 200 bags for every EU citizen. Only a small percentage of these are recycled, meaning literally billions end in rubbish dumps or,...
09-25-2013  | 4121 Hits |  Script (.doc) |  Video (.mp4) |  More information
New Common Agricultural Policy
Environment | Runtime: 13'22''
New Common Agricultural Policy
    On the occasion of the political agreement on the reformed Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) between the 3 EU institutions at the end of June 2013, this VNR features interviews with four farmers (in...
09-20-2013  | 1153 Hits |  Video (.mp4) |  More information
Invasive alien species – a growing threat in Europe
    Invasive alien species (IAS) cost the EU an estimated EUR 12 billion per year, prompting the European Commission to push for an EU-wide approach to tackle the...
09-02-2013  | 12237 Hits |  Script (.doc) |  Video (.mp4) |  More information

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