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Commission tells Members States to cut emissions

Press release | November 29, 2006 at 0:00

Brussels, Belgium — Environmental NGOs welcomed today’s European Commission decision that Member States should lower emission quotas for big polluters. But CAN Europe, Greenpeace and WWF criticised the lack of Commission resolve to set the bar...

Germany torpedoes agreement to appease chemicals industry

Press release | November 28, 2006 at 0:00

Brussels, Belgium — The collapse of talks last night on the REACH chemicals package is a stark reflection of German business interests dictating EU policy.

Rotten menu: EU fisheries ministers approve deep sea devastation

Press release | November 22, 2006 at 0:00

Brussels, Belgium — Greenpeace castigated EU Fisheries Ministers today for ignoring scientific advice and current law in their desire to appease big players in the fishing industry. Two ministerial decisions yesterday will be severely detrimental...

European Parliament votes in favour of greater protection for Europe's seas

Press release | November 14, 2006 at 0:00

Strasbourg, International — The European Parliament today called for a determined Europe-wide effort to combat the impacts of destructive and unsustainable fishing, shipping, oil drilling, marine pollution, coastal and offshore construction and...

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