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EU working on tighter fracking regulation

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The European Parliament supports an amendment to the EU's Environmental Impact Assessment Directive, which states that all operations for hydraulic fracturing for coal bed methane and for shale and shale-like formations should go through environmental impact assessments.
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European Commission invests EUR 130 million in Romanian water treatment project

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The European Commission has approved a €130 million investment for a wastewater treatment project around the city of Bucharest, Romania.
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Nearly 60% of EU's waste ends up in incinerators, landfills

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As much as 60% of municipal waste in the European Union still ends up in landfills or incinerators, a new report has claimed, highlighting the need for new measures to encourage the reuse of materials and reduce wasteful consumption.
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New directive proposed for EU oil and gas companies

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The European Commission (EC) has proposed new regulations that could require oil and gas companies operating on European Union territory to submit emergency response plans and show evidence that they are able to fund the fixing of potential environmental damage caused during operation.
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EU dairy producers to increase exports to emerging markets

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According to a report by the European Commission (EC), demand for dairy products in emerging markets will be the main driving force for growth in the sector over the next decade.
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European Union to fund desalination plant in northeast Africa

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The European Union announced Wednesday it will pay €40.5 million to help fund a renewable energy and water desalination plant in the northeast African country of Djibouti to supply approximately 200,000 people.
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