3 March 2015 Last updated at 10:14

Europe's environment - good news and badSoil erosion, Ross-on-Wye, UK - file pic

An EU report urges more action to protect soils and biodiversity, though there have been big gains from anti-pollution measures, Roger Harrabin reports.

An OSCE representative watches the Ukrainian artillery withdrawal near Artemivsk. Photo: 27 February 2015'Monitoring deal' on Ukraine truce

Ukrainian, Russian, French and German leaders agree to send observers to areas of Ukraine where truce violations are reported, Kiev says.

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras (left) and Vice President Giannis Dragasakis attend a meeting of Syriza's party central committee in Athens, Greece, 28 February 2015EU 'mediating' Greece bailout row

The European Commission says it is trying to maintain EU unity after Greece accused Spain and Portugal of conspiring against it in bailout talks.

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