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Press release from | No. 35/2018

Federal Government strengthens relations between urban and rural areas

Kind auf einem Feld schau auf die entfernte Stadt.

The city and the countryside are closely interlinked, for example through daily flows of traffic and goods. In everyday practice, however, problems are common. The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is now launching the “Stadt-Land-Plus” funding measure and already providing support for twelve collaborative projects between science and practice across Germany to implement new ideas. read more

Press release from | No. 33/2018

Minister Schulze presents plan for glyphosate phase-out

kahle Ackerfurchen bis zum Horizont

The Federal Ministry for Environment has presented a plan for the gradual phase-out of the use of the broadband herbicide glyphosate. The Use of Pesticides Ordinance will be amended for this purpose. The German Environment Agency as competent body for the authorisation procedure seeks to make the authorisation of products which harm biodiversity contingent upon certain conditions of their use. read more

Press release from | No. 32/2018

40th anniversary of the Blue Angel

Cover des Magazins "40 Jahre Blauer Engel"

The Blue Angel – the German government’s ecolabel – is celebrating its 40th anniversary. Since 1978 it has been setting high environmental standards for products and services, independent of economic interests. read more


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