Deregulation Vital laws to protect the environment and society must not be weakened in the interests of corporate profits

8 June 2019

This world oceans day (8 June), it’s time to make tourism work for our coastal nature, not destroy it.

It’s the time of year when, if we're luck enough, many of us are looking forward to a holiday at the coast. A chance to get away somewhere beautiful, see new sites, and reconnect by experiencing some of the truly wondrous nature Europe has to offer. There’s nothing better than time spent in nature to ground us and de-stress.

Cyprus, Malta, Spain, Bulgaria
28 May 2019

New MEPs have an awesome responsibility - no less than the future of the planet

by Jagoda Mu

The EU has a long history of big business-friendly deregulation. This push to weaken or block new legislation and to scrap existing rules, especially environmental and social protection laws, is often misleadingly described as cutting 'red tape'.


Friends of the Earth Europe is working to ensure that the essential EU regulations keeping people and the environment safe are upheld, not undermined. We are promoting the benefits of strong laws to protect people and planet, and exposing the real big business agenda behind deregulation.

For enquiries please contact:

  • Myriam Douo
  • Paul de Clerck