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Blank cheque to EU car industry will not steer it out of the crisis

Press release | November 8, 2012 at 12:10

Brussels – The European Commissioner for industry Antonio Tajani today released an EU action plan for the troubled automobile industry. Greenpeace warned that the plan fails to give the sector a clear path out of the crisis.

Report: new GM crops would cause dramatic increase in EU herbicide use

Press release | November 6, 2012 at 19:53

Brussels – The cultivation of new GM crops in Europe could increase herbicide use by up to 15 times, warned an agricultural forecast commissioned by Greenpeace and presented in Brussels today. Activists took this 'toxic warning' to the doorstep...

Stronger carbon market would net EU governments over €60 billion

Press release | November 6, 2012 at 12:36

Brussels – European countries could increase revenues from a strengthened EU carbon market by more than €60 billion between 2013 and 2020, according to a report released today and commissioned by WWF and Greenpeace. The report also shows that...

2030 renewables target key to unlocking European Energy [R]evolution

Press release | October 24, 2012 at 11:00

Brussels – Europe could enjoy the broad benefits of an energy system powered from renewable sources by 2050, but must set a firm 2030 renewable energy target to steer the transition, according to a new report published today.

European ministers want to continue bankrolling overfishing

Press release | October 23, 2012 at 18:28

Luxembourg / Brussels – Greenpeace has condemned EU ministers for selling out to the short-term economic interests of the industrial fishing industry, instead of putting Europe’s fisheries onto a path of recovery. Many parts of the EU fishing...

Commission fails to shut the door on harmful biofuels

Press release | October 17, 2012 at 11:48

Brussels – The European Commission will today finally recognise the destructive side-effects of biofuels made from palm oil, rapeseed and soybeans and other food crops. But its long-awaited proposal to clean up Europe’s biofuels policy will do...

Campaigners file Ombudsman complaint on European Commission’s failure to curb...

Press release | October 16, 2012 at 11:25

Brussels/Cologne/London - Lobby transparency campaigners have filed a complaint with the EU Ombudsman, raising concerns about the European Commission's failure to deal with the problem of Commission staff going through the ’revolving door‘ to...

EU wins Nobel Peace Prize

Press release | October 12, 2012 at 13:30

Brussels - Commenting on news that the European Union has today won the Nobel Peace Prize, Greenpeace EU director Jorgo Riss said:

European food agency issues preliminary review of GM maize rat study

Press release | October 4, 2012 at 16:10

Brussels - The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) today delivered a preliminary review of a new two-year French study which aimed to research potential long-term health impacts of a genetically modified (GM) maize, Monsanto’s NK603, and the...

Nuclear stress tests find serious safety problems, but still only scratch the surface

Press release | October 4, 2012 at 10:53

So-called ‘stress tests’ of Europe’s nuclear plants have revealed serious safety problems across the continent, but avoided asking some of the most difficult questions, Greenpeace said.

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