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Monsanto signals partial withdrawal from EU

Press release | May 29, 2013 at 16:00

Brussels – Monsanto will no longer actively push their products within the EU, except in countries where there is political support, according to a story from Danish media service Investigative Reporting Denmark [1]. The news comes after over two...

Over 100,000 voices call on EU to support low-impact fishing

Press release | May 29, 2013 at 8:30

Brussels – As a final round of negotiations to reform EU fishing rules began Tuesday evening in Brussels, Greenpeace delivered over 100,000 paper boats signed by people from around Europe in support of low-impact fishing and a fundamental reform...

EU food agency links fourth pesticide to bee decline

Press release | May 27, 2013 at 15:21

Brussels – In the latest scientific warning against the impacts of common pesticides on bees, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has today released a scientific assessment linking a pesticide known as fipronil to harmful effects on bees.

Comment on EU summit discussion on energy

Press release | May 22, 2013 at 14:41

Brussels, 22 May 2013 – Today, European leaders are meeting to discuss how the EU can ensure the supply of affordable, safe and sustainable energy. EU governments are keen to cut rising energy prices and are under pressure to back seemingly...

EU sets limits on oil drilling under extreme conditions

Press release | May 21, 2013 at 11:16

Brussels – Greenpeace has cautiously welcomed the support of the European Parliament in its plenary vote today for a new EU law on oil and gas offshore drilling. The law will go some way to ensuring that oil companies limit drilling in harsh...

Council tables weak deal on EU fisheries reform

Press release | May 15, 2013 at 14:10

Brussels – Another marathon session of negotiations on the reform of EU legislation on fisheries has ended in disappointment, said Greenpeace. The ministers have been meeting in Council since Monday to revise their position on the main points of...

EU ministers conclude marathon negotiating session on fisheries reform

Press release | May 14, 2013 at 18:37

For the final comment on the outcome of the meeting of fisheries ministers, go to: Brussels – EU fisheries ministers have concluded a marathon...

Fisheries Council: threat of collapse hangs over fisheries reform

Press release | May 10, 2013 at 10:58

WHAT? EU Agriculture and Fisheries Council WHEN? Monday 13 & Tuesday 14 May WHERE? Brussels, Belgium

MEP proposals for van emissions ask for too little, too slow

Press release | May 7, 2013 at 9:56

Brussels – The European Parliament environment committee today voted to support long-term targets to improve van fuel efficiency and reduce carbon emissions by 2025. However, the members of the European Parliament (MEPs) failed to tighten up the...

NGOs concerned over threats to block EU fisheries reform

Press release | April 30, 2013 at 19:05

Today, following a meeting with Irish fisheries minister and chair of the EU fisheries Council, Simon Coveney, European civil society and conservation groups expressed their concern about the threat of delays or the possible collapse of...

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