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Environment and fisheries candidate Vella fails to convince

Press release | September 29, 2014 at 16:24

Brussels --- The first of the commissioners’ hearings scheduled over the next two weeks, Karmenu Vella’s performance today raised concerns about the ability of president Juncker’s Commission to play its institutional role of safeguarding...

Out of Balance - industry links in the European Parliament AGRI committee

Publication | May 24, 2018 at 7:00

For 56 years, European farming has been guided by the European Union’s common agricultural policy (CAP) and the subsidies it distributes to European farmers. The CAP currently accounts for almost 40 percent of the EU’s total budget – €59 billion...

Investigation: Majority of EU Parliament agriculture committee linked to industry

Press release | May 24, 2018 at 7:00

A majority of MEPs on the European Parliament’s agriculture committee have strong links to the farming industry, Greenpeace research has revealed.

Parliament pans Commission plan to drop national renewable energy targets after 2020

Press release | February 5, 2014 at 13:17

Brussels/Strasbourg – The European Parliament has weighed in on the debate on EU 2030 climate and energy policies and voted against the Commission’s proposal to drop binding 2030 renewable energy targets for EU member states. On 22 January, as...

ECI rules agreed. Now it’s time to address first ever citizens’ initiative on GMOs

Press release | December 15, 2010 at 0:00

Brussels, International — The European Parliament will today endorse a draft regulation on the European Citizens' Initiative (ECI) following a three-way agreement reached between the European Commission, Parliament and Council on 6 December. The...

Greenpeace takes radioactive waste to the European Parliament

Press release | October 7, 2010 at 0:00

International — Greenpeace delivered radioactive waste to the door of the European Parliament today to remind MEPs in their last plenary session before considering a new nuclear waste law that there is no solution to nuclear waste.

Parliament pressures EU governments to ban illegal timber

Press release | May 4, 2010 at 0:00

Brussels, International — The European Parliament environment committee sent a strong signal to the Council by backing tough measures that would ban illegally logged wood products in the EU, said Greenpeace following a second reading vote in...

EU Parliament fails to stem the rush for coal

Press release | October 7, 2008 at 0:00

Brussels, Belgium — The European Parliament’s environment committee voted this afternoon to keep the EU trapped in the 19th century by setting weak emission performance standards for coal plants, said Greenpeace.

EU sets weak fuel efficiency law for vans

Press release | February 15, 2011 at 13:53

Brussels, International — A new fuel efficiency law for vans was rubber stamped by the European Parliament today. Van manufacturers will have to reduce emissions to 175 grams CO2 per kilometre by 2017 and 147g by 2020. Average emissions from new...

Greenpeace advisory on the EU timber regulation - Second reading vote in the EU...

Publication | April 30, 2010 at 0:00

Europe is the world’s largest market for timber products and the EU recognised in 2003 that it needed to take effective action against deforestation and illegal logging. Seven years later, a law to regulate the market and exclude illegal timber...

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