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Nuclear stress tests in Europe – the results are in

Press release | June 14, 2012 at 10:29

Brussels - Fifteen months after the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan, European energy ministers will tomorrow for the first time consider the outcome of ‘stress tests’ for nuclear power plants during their Energy Council meeting.

Ministers set course for another decade of overfishing

Press release | June 13, 2012 at 12:28

EU fisheries ministers meeting in Luxembourg have backed a damaging common approach to the reform of EU fishing rules that could allow overfishing to continue for at least another decade, said Greenpeace.

Greenpeace activists obstruct access to EU fisheries Council

Press release | June 12, 2012 at 9:00

UPDATE - Greenpeace activists have ended a blockade outside the Council building started early this morning in Luxembourg ahead of a crucial meeting of EU fisheries ministers to discuss a reform of EU fishing rules. Activists lifted the...

Danish presidency opts for status quo not sea change

Press release | June 8, 2012 at 12:20

Brussels - As next week’s Council is expected to agree a joint position on the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) reform, leading green and campaign groups warn that the proposed deal would not stop the depletion of fish stocks for another decade. By...

Greenpeace comment on leaked plans to set carbon emission standards for cars

Press release | June 7, 2012 at 12:39

Brussels – Media reports have leaked a European Commission proposal to set carbon emission standards for cars [1]. The draft legislation says new cars should emit no more than 95g of carbon (CO2) per kilometre in 2020 and that stricter targets...

Commission warns countries not to forego benefits of renewables

Press release | June 6, 2012 at 18:28

Brussels – The European Commission will call on European governments to stand behind the development of renewable energy to unlock its full environmental and economic potential. The formal recommendations – which will be contained in a...

Fisheries ministers play for time on stock recovery

Press release | May 14, 2012 at 12:31

Brussels - European fisheries ministers are meeting in Brussels today to discuss a major reform of EU fishing rules. The main items on the table are the recovery of fish stocks to sustainable levels by the proposed target date of 2015, and...

Parliament environment committee takes a stand on fisheries reform

Press release | May 8, 2012 at 10:41

Brussels - A broad coalition of civil society groups praised the European Parliament environment committee for its strong stand today on EU fisheries reform. In a vote on the reform of the EU’s Common Fisheries Policy (CFP), the members of the...

Further delay as Commissioners fail to agree biofuels clean-up plan

Press release | May 2, 2012 at 11:55

Brussels - European Commissioners today failed to agree how to close a major loophole in EU biofuels policy. The lack of progress adds to years of delay while the climate impact of harmful biofuels continues to grow, Greenpeace said.

Compulsory ‘privatisation of the sea’ dead in the water

Press release | April 27, 2012 at 11:07

Brussels - European ministers meeting today in Luxembourg are unlikely to support a plan by the European Commission to oblige European countries to set up a market allowing fishermen to trade fishing quotas, said Greenpeace.

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