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EWA-Newsletter

Latest Issues

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Issue 2 /Juni 2018

May 2018 saw publication of the latest report by the European Environment Agency (EEA) and the European Commission on bathing water quality in Europe,

- covering 21.801 bathing water sites monitored last year across Europe (21.509 in the 28 EU Member States, 292 in Albania and Switzerland),

- summarising that 95.9% of these bathing water sites complied with the minimum quality requirements set out in the 2006 Bathing Water Directive .

News from Brussels

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Issue 1 /March 2018

1 February saw publication of the overdue legislative proposal by the Commission for a revision (‘recast’) of the Drinking Water Directive. EWA News reported in December 2017).

News from Brussels

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Issue 3 / October 2017

Looking at the future of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), the Commission has effected a public consultation which received more than 322,000 inputs. The main findings of the consultation can be summarised as follows:

- Agricultural policy is best managed at the EU level, focusing on core issues of support for farmers and environmental protection, consultation findings show.

- European citizens believe that agricultural policy should continue to be managed at the EU level and that helping farmers and protecting the environment should be its two main goals.

News from Brussels