Greenpeace European Unit is part of the international Greenpeace network, active in over 55 countries worldwide and with more than three million supporters. Based in Brussels, we monitor and analyse the work of the EU institutions, expose deficient EU policies and laws, and challenge EU decision-makers to implement progressive solutions. We value our independence and do not accept donations from governments, the EU, businesses or political parties.

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Greenpeace calls for widening of EU investigation into Hungarian nuclear plant

Press release | November 19, 2015 at 12:33

Brussels – The European Commission has launched a formal investigation into the construction of two nuclear reactors at the Paks nuclear power station in Hungary over a suspected breach of EU rules [1]. Greenpeace has welcomed the move, but...

Commission snubs renewables in EU energy union

Press release | November 18, 2015 at 12:23

Brussels – Greenpeace has criticised a European Commission assessment of EU energy policies under the energy union heading for its lack of ambition on renewable energy.

One year gone, but a long road ahead for EU energy union

Publication | November 16, 2015 at 12:50

On 18 November, European Commission vice-president for the energy union, Maroš Šefčovič, will for the first time take stock of the EU’s progress on a number of energy files under the energy union heading and inform the Council on what policy...

EU whitewash on cancer risk from world’s most used weedkiller

Press release | November 12, 2015 at 11:48

Brussels – A report released today by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) could pave the way for EU re-approval of the world’s most used weedkiller – glyphosate – which has been linked to cancer by the World Health Organisation (WHO). The...

Renewable energy: untapped fuel for Mediterranean economies

Publication | November 10, 2015 at 11:46

Despite being the sunniest region in Europe and having huge renewable potential, many Mediterranean countries overlook renewable energy in their struggle with debt, a stagnating economy and unemployment.

Open letter to the Presidents of Council, Commission and Parliament on VW scandal

Publication | November 9, 2015 at 9:00

Several NGOs address the presidents of the Council, the Commission and the European Parliament to take action on the VW scandal.

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