The history of the European environment

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Precedent for the 21st Century: The Danube Lawsuit
By Bela Liptak, 25 May 1997. The World Court in The Hague will rule on the first international environmental lawsuit. Tt will decide if the international community has the right to protect the natural treasures of the planet against irresponsible national governments; it will weigh the relative importance of the well established law of treaties against the still evolving body of environmental law.
Europe adopts recommendations for cleaner transport
By Rolf Soderlind, Reuters, 15 November 1997. European countries adopted recommendations on Friday to cut pollution from road and air transport and switch more freight to cleaner rail and waterway systems.
UK's Green agenda for Europe
ENS, 8 January 1998. The starting gun for European environmental politics in 1998 was fired today, as the UK announced detailed plans for its six-month term as president of the EU Council of Ministers. Flanked by environment and transport ministers, the deputy prime minister John Prescott promised comprehensive new measures to help make Europe greener.
EU's Papoutsis says greener energy the only option
Reuters, [15 October 1998]. European Energy Commissioner Christos Papoutsis said on Wednesday the 15 European Union states had no option but to adopt more environmentally sustainable methods of energy production and use. Business as usual in energy policy is no longer an option.
Tainted seeds sow anger and alarm across Europe
AFP, 25 May 2000. Seed suppliers and scientists have acknowledged that contamination of crops by genetic modification is probably widespread, but various governments have insisted there is no threat to public health or the environment. Environmental campaign organisation Greenpeace is unconvinced.