EU impact on golf

April 14, 2010

The European Commission has finally published its annual work programme for 2010. It shows lots of areas of European Commission 2010 work, which may impact on the golf industry: Review of the list of priority substances under the Water Framework Directive The Water Framework Directive requires the Commission to review the list of priority substances […]

EU soil law still blocked

March 16, 2010

At their Council meeting yesterday, EU Environment Ministers failed again to agree on the need for EU legislation on soil.  Opposition from six national governments means that the European Commission’s 2006 proposal for a first-ever EU Soil Directive is currently blocked in Council. Some observers suggest that one of the “blocking minority”, France, may be […]

New EU biodiversity deadline 2020

March 16, 2010

EU ministers have given themselves a new biodiversity deadline of 2020, following yesterday’s EU Environment Council meeting. Having failed with their 2010 target, the 27 governments agreed to try to do more to halt biodiversity loss. Ministers chose the toughest of four options presented by the European Commission in a January policy paper: “halting the […]