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New EU states need measures to limit farming impact on environment

The countries joining the European Union (EU) next month need to give a central role to well-targeted rural development measures to minimise a likely increase in environmental pressures from farming after accession, the European Environment Agency (EEA) said today.

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Second meeting of the EPA network 11-12 March 2004

The Network of European Environmental Protection Agencies held its second meeting at the Italian Agency for Environmental Protection and Technical Services premises in Rome on 11-12 March 2004.

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EEA seeks proposals for two European Topic Centres

The EEA is inviting proposals from consortia to run two European Topic Centres (ETCs), on biological diversity and on resource and waste management. ETCs provide important support to the Agency in carrying out its work programme, for instance by harmonising environmental monitoring, compiling and processing data and producing environmental indicators. The call for tender has been issued as contracts with the existing ETCs on nature protection and biodiversity and on waste and material flows expire later this year.

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Mapping the impacts of recent natural disasters and technological accidents in Europe

EEA today issues its first publication to address the impacts of natural disasters and technological accidents across Europe. The report focuses on the impacts of a range of extreme events, including floods, storms, forest fires, oil spills and mining accidents, that took place between 1998 and 2002/2003.

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Arctic faces drastic change without EU policy action

The Arctic's unique environment and indigenous peoples are under increasing threat from industrial activities and the region is likely to change drastically unless decision-makers in the European Union and elsewhere address the challenges seriously.

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