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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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Leaked trade papers

Press release | June 23, 2017 at 19:31

Brussels/Amsterdam, 23 June 2017 - Greenpeace Netherlands is releasing 205 pages of previously undisclosed chapters from secret talks for an EU-Japan trade agreement (known as JEFTA).

Tighten rules on subsidies for coal, says European Parliament draft plan

Press release | June 21, 2017 at 17:36

Rules governing subsidies for coal power plants should be tightened, according to a draft plan published today by MEP Krišjānis Kariņš. Kariņš said that so-called ‘capacity mechanisms’, whereby governments pay old coal and nuclear plants to stay...

NGO statement on deforestation

Publication | June 20, 2017 at 15:39

Forests are essential for life on earth. Three hundred million people worldwide live in forests and 1.6 billion depend on them for their livelihoods. Forests are the largest stores of carbon after oceans and provide habitat for 80 per cent of the...

More than one million Europeans stand up against glyphosate

Press release | June 15, 2017 at 10:28

Brussels, 15 June 2017 – Today, the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) to ban glyphosate, reform the EU pesticide approval process, and set mandatory targets to reduce pesticide use in the EU surpassed one million signatures.

European Parliament backs biodiversity over pesticides

Press release | June 14, 2017 at 13:49

Today the European Parliament agreed with the European Commission that agricultural land dedicated to the preservation of biodiversity must not be treated with pesticides, rejecting an attempt by the Parliament’s agriculture committee to block...

Scenario for a Sustainable Europe for its Citizens

Publication | June 8, 2017 at 12:52

The Future of Europe is in the spotlight. History-shaping events over the last 12 months, including the UK's vote to leave the EU, constitutional crises in some member states, the emboldening of far-right political parties, the failure to...

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