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Distrust over EU GM crop approvals grows as 17 countries move towards national bans

Press release | October 1, 2015 at 10:30

PRESS RELEASE UPDATED ON 2 & 5 OCTOBER TO INCLUDE NOTIFICATIONS FOR GM CROP CULTIVATION BANS BY BULGARIA, CYPRUS, LUXEMBOURG, MALTA AND WALES Brussels – In the latest blow to the European Commission’s laissez-faire approach to GM crops, at...

EU adopts weak position for Paris climate summit

Press release | September 18, 2015 at 13:30

Brussels - Environment ministers meeting in Brussels today adopted a weak EU negotiating position for global climate talks in Paris in December, said Greenpeace. The EU aims to cut domestic emissions by at least 40% in 2030.

EU: Put your weight behind renewables

Press release | September 18, 2015 at 11:00

Change Partnership, Climate Action Network Europe, Friends of the Earth Europe, Greenpeace, Nature Code, Oxfam, Transport & Environment and WWF

Commission TTIP plan retains privileged corporate justice system

Press release | September 16, 2015 at 13:19

Brussels – The European Commission’s modified plan for an Investment Court System under an EU-US trade agreement (known as TTIP) continues to give foreign investors a privileged justice system to challenge EU standards on the environment, health...

EU study on bee-killing pesticides increases pressure for ban expansion

Press release | August 26, 2015 at 11:42

Brussels – A study by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has linked the spraying of three neonicotinoid pesticides to harmful effects on bees, increasing the pressure on the European Commission to expand a current EU-wide ban to all uses...

EU parliament cooks up Euro-fudge on private TTIP courts

Press release | July 8, 2015 at 13:31

Strasbourg/Brussels – In a non-binding recommendation to the European Commission, the European Parliament has proposed the creation of a permanent global investment court to rule on trade disputes between corporate investors and governments under...

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