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Juncker Commission 1st anniversary: a ‘lost year’ for environmental protection

Press release | November 2, 2015 at 9:42

Brussels – One year since the entry into office of the current European Commission headed by Jean-Claude Juncker, environmental groups have criticised the EU executive for a paralysis in policymaking on issues related to the environment.

Diesel cars could be allowed to pollute more than double the legal limit following...

Press release | October 28, 2015 at 17:17

Brussels – Diesel cars could be allowed to emit more than twice as much as agreed limits for toxic air pollutants as a result of a new deal on emissions testing agreed by European government representatives meeting in Brussels today. The deal...

Parliament slams door on Commission’s GM crop policy

Press release | October 28, 2015 at 12:11

Brussels – Today, the European Parliament rejected an ill-conceived Commission proposal on GM crop imports for use as food and feed, and called for a new proposal. Greenpeace welcomes this decision because the Commission’s plan would have failed...

Greenpeace files Ombudsman complaint about Commission GM food and feed opt-out plan

Press release | October 27, 2015 at 13:35

Brussels – Greenpeace has filed a complaint with the European Ombudsman [1] regarding the Commission’s failure to disclose policy options considered as part of its plan [2] to give countries the right to opt out of GM crops authorised in the EU...

Greenpeace comment on Environment Council’s discussion on dieselgate

Press release | October 26, 2015 at 12:29

Brussels – EU environment ministers at today’s council meeting in Luxembourg will discuss the manipulation of emission control systems in cars and the introduction of real driving emission tests. Austria and Denmark, supported by France, Slovenia...

TTIP negotiators contemplate systematic dismantling of environmental standards,...

Press release | October 23, 2015 at 11:22

Brussels – Negotiators at EU-US trade talks ending in Miami later on Friday have discussed a system to weaken environmental standards that stand in the way of corporate interests, said Greenpeace. The talks are taking place against a backdrop of...

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