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MEPs back conflicting measures to limit the global impact of the EU fishing fleet

Press release | September 19, 2012 at 12:18

Brussels – The European Parliament’s Fisheries Committee has voted today on proposed changes to the EU’s fishing practices in international and foreign waters. The committee recognised the need to reduce the impact of EU fishing vessels abroad,...

Laws to fast-track major energy projects win support in Parliament committee

Press release | September 18, 2012 at 14:30

Draft EU legislation to speed up major energy infrastructure projects was voted through the European Parliament’s lead committee today.

Commission quick fix plan for carbon market must lead to real emissions reductions

Press release | July 25, 2012 at 12:30

Brussels – Greenpeace and WWF cautiously welcomed a plan by the European Commission today to prop up the EU’s ailing carbon market. The plan aims to temporarily reduce the amount of carbon emission allowances that can be traded on the market by...

Commission calls for ban of destructive deep-sea fishing in the Northeast Atlantic

Press release | July 19, 2012 at 16:49

Brussels – Greenpeace welcomed a plan presented by the European Commission today to ban some of the most environmentally damaging fishing practices, under a review of EU rules governing deep-sea fishing in the Northeast and Central Atlantic. The...

Commission hampers Polish coal expansion plans

Press release | July 13, 2012 at 16:00

Climate Action Network Europe, Greenpeace, Client Earth, WWF Brussels - Environmental groups gave a cautious welcome to a decision by the European Commission today to block some new high-emitting coal power plants in Poland from benefiting...

Europe in the slow lane on car efficiency standards

Press release | July 11, 2012 at 12:30

Brussels – Greenpeace today criticised the European Commission for diluting new proposed vehicle efficiency standards, following pressure from the car industry. The Commission has confirmed a previously agreed target of 95 grammes of CO2 per...

Commission report highlights failure by EU governments to tackle excessive fishing...

Press release | July 9, 2012 at 11:32

Brussels - Greenpeace urged EU fisheries ministers to put their houses in order, as a new report by the European Commission highlights the lack of effective action to recognise and tackle the excessive fishing capacity of EU fleets. The report...

Green groups: no medals in sight for Barroso II

Press release | July 3, 2012 at 11:30

Brussels – Halfway through its term in office, the European Commission is falling behind in the race to create sustainable long-term prosperity in Europe, warn Europe’s leading green groups in a critical assessment of the Commission’s...

Green stimulus measures needed to exit crisis, warn leading environmental groups

Press release | June 27, 2012 at 11:30

Brussels - Ahead of this week’s EU Summit, the Green 10 network of leading environmental organizations encourages EU heads of government to break the link between the banking and the sovereign debt crises. Governments must regain the ability to...

Ministers recognise need for a clean, efficient energy system but fail to show the way

Press release | June 15, 2012 at 10:43

Brussels/Luxembourg - Energy ministers today recognised the need for substantially more renewable power and energy efficiency as the basis for Europe’s energy future, but fell short of a clear call for action. Poland alone did not support the...

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