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  • Minister Dimov leads the last for the Bulgarian Presidency Environment Council

    26 Jun, 2018 | 10:32

    Main results Circular Economy On 25 June the Environment Council adopted conclusions on delivering the EU action plan for the circular economy. The Council reconfirmed the potential of the circular economy to achieve sustainable growth and to reduce the dependency of the EU on non-renewable primary raw materials, in particular through an increase...

  • The EU Environment Ministers Discussed in Sofia the Climate Change Actions

    11 Apr, 2018 | 17:38

    The biggest challenges in the international process in the climate negotiations in 2018 and the EU's actions to deal with them, were discussed on the second day of the Informal Council of EU Environment Ministers in Sofia. At the UN Conference on Climate Change in Katowice, Poland at the end of the year, agreement should be reached on the progress ...

  • EU Environment Ministers discussed measures to improve air quality

    10 Apr, 2018 | 18:14

    The informal meeting of EU environment ministers has begun in Sofia on 10 April 2018. On the first day of the two-day meeting, the ministers of the 28 EU Member States, the Western Balkans and EFTA partners and the European Commission exchanged views on ambient air quality and better regulation, calling for urgent action and better coordinatio...

  • Environment ministers discussed the Circular Economy and the Plastics Strategy

    05 Mar, 2018 | 21:07

    At today's Environment Council, ministers exchanged views on the package presented by the Commission on 16 January 2018, which aims at delivering on the circular economy action plan. The package consists of the following elements: European strategy for plastics in a circular economy  a Monitoring framework for the circular economy I...

  • Deputy Minister Nikolova presented the prospects for European climate co-operation in Berlin

    22 Feb, 2018 | 16:59

    The Deputy Minister of Environment and Water Atanaska Nikolova took part in the conference "European Climate Initiative (EUKI): Strengthening Climate Cooperation within the European Union" in Berlin. She participated in the forum being invited by German Federal Ministry of Environment, Nature Protection, Construction and Safety of Reactors. The Ge...

  • Biggest ever EU Eco-innovation Forum targets air quality

    07 Feb, 2018 | 13:53

    The EU’s 21st Eco-Innovation Forum, held in Sofia, Bulgaria, attracted a record number of delegates to discuss how to improve air quality in energy, transport and agriculture. Air quality is rising up the EU political agenda and is one of the priorities of Bulgaria’s EU Presidency. The Forum’s conclusions will feed into Bulgaria&r...

  • Smokeless wood burning stove became a hit at the 21st European Eco-innovation Forum

    07 Feb, 2018 | 11:07

    Smokeless wood burning stove, electric cars shaped like racing cars and electric bikes were among the most attractive environmental innovative solutions presented at the 21st European Eco-innovation Forum* in Sofia as part of the calendar of events under the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union. More than 500 guests from the c...

  • Minister Dimov: Urgent solutions are needed to reduce air pollution

    05 Feb, 2018 | 16:15

    "Air quality is quality of life. Air does not recognize state borders or working hours. That is why I want us to think about the tasks of today's forum as an urgent matter". This was stated by the Minister of Environment and Water, Dr. Neno Dimov at the opening of the 21st European Eco-innovation Forum on Air Quality held today and tomorrow in Sofi...

  • Minister Dimov presented the environmental priorities of the Bulgarian presidency to the EP

    24 Jan, 2018 | 14:35

    The Minister of Environment and Water Neno Dimov presented today the environmental priorities of the Bulgarian presidency of the Council of EU before the European Parliament's Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety in Brussels. “Bulgaria contributes to Europe's cultural diversity not only with its rich history and cultur...

  • The Directors General/Directors on Climate Change met in Sofia

    19 Jan, 2018 | 15:19

    On 18-19 January 2018, a regular meeting of the Directors General/Directors on Climate Change took place in the National Palace of Culture in Sofia. The lead negotiators and experts on climate change of the EU team were present at the meeting, and the team of the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU working on the international aspects of ...

  • Minister Dimov had a meeting with the State secretary of the Ecological and Solidarity transition of France

    15 Dec, 2017 | 17:42

    The Minister of Environment and Water Neno Dimov had a meeting today with Brune Poirson – State secretary to the Minister of Ecological and Solidarity transition of France. The environmental priorities of the upcoming Bulgarian Presidency of the EU Council in the first half of 2018 were presented. The Bulgarian Presidency will focus on the ...

  • Minister Neno Dimov took over the EU Council Presidency of Environment

    13 Dec, 2017 | 15:19

    As a next rotating chairman of the EU Environment Council, Minister Nino Dimov symbolically took the "relay" from his Estonian colleague - Siim Kisler. The traditional ceremony of handing over the Presidency was held today in Brussels. The first Bulgarian EU Council Presidency starts from 1st of January 2018 and will last until 30th of June 2018....