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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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EU energy plans won’t meet Paris climate commitments

Press release | February 1, 2017 at 11:45

Today the European Commission releases its report on the progress of the European Union’s energy plans, the ‘State of the Energy Union’. Greenpeace has criticised the EU’s energy plans as inadequate to meet the challenge of climate change and the...

Commission fails to muster support for 3 GMOs

Press release | January 27, 2017 at 12:30

Brussels – National government representatives voting today did not provide the support needed by the European Commission to approve two new genetically modified (GM) crops and extend approval of the only GM crop currently grown in the EU. The...

Commission prepares to authorise three GM maize varieties

Publication | January 24, 2017 at 14:43

Brussels - The European Commission and a handful of EU governments want Europe to grow more genetically modified (GM) crops. In the coming months, they want to authorise the cultivation of two GM maize varieties (DuPont Pioneer’s 1507 and...

MEPs unable to adjust CETA course as global trade doctrine crumbles, Greenpeace

Press release | January 24, 2017 at 11:00

Brussels - Members of the European Parliament’s trade committee have endorsed a controversial EU-Canada trade and investment protection agreement (known as CETA), despite warnings that the deal could lead to a bonfire of environmental, health and...

Neonicotinoids bigger threat to wild bees and other animals than previously thought

Press release | January 12, 2017 at 9:00

Brussels, 12 January 2017 – Neonicotinoid pesticides pose serious risks not only to honeybees, but also to many other species, according to a scientific review published today by Greenpeace.

EU Advocate General opinion on EU-Singapore deal has wide implications for EU trade...

Press release | December 21, 2016 at 12:40

Brussels, 21 December 2016 – In a landmark case that could affect the future of EU trade agreements, the Advocate General of the European Court of Justice has said that national parliaments should have the right to vote on a trade agreement...

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