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Updated CETA declaration shows contempt for EU citizens and parliaments

Press release | October 11, 2016 at 15:00

Brussels – An updated version of the EU and Canada’s joint declaration on CETA fails to address fundamental problems with the trade deal, as the revision only concerns three minor changes, Greenpeace has said. Greenpeace has described the three...

The Commission's next home-made PR disaster

Blog entry by franziska achterberg | October 10, 2016

Despite Brexit and despite repeated talk of bringing Europe closer to its citizens, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is about to alienate Europeans further. He is planning to authorise three GM crops for cultivation in...

Leaked EU-Canada joint declaration has legal weight of a holiday brochure, Greenpeace

Press release | October 6, 2016 at 11:27

Brussels – Greenpeace has slammed a joint EU-Canadian declaration meant to reassure critics of a controversial trade deal between the two blocs. Greenpeace described the document as a PR exercise devoid of any legal content.

Greenpeace comment on the European Parliament vote on the authorisation of three GM...

Press release | October 6, 2016 at 11:25

Brussels – Commenting on the non-binding vote cast by the European Parliament today about the Commission’s proposal to authorise three GM maize lines for cultivation in Europe, Greenpeace EU food policy director Franziska Achterberg said:

Investor protection in CETA

Publication | October 1, 2016 at 11:30

Back in 2015, the European Parliament (EP) mandated the Commission to ensure a number of reforms in the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the EU and Canada. Early in 2016, it was announced that a ‘legal review’ of CETA...

Commission to seek approval for three GM maizes

Publication | September 28, 2016 at 14:08

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 Syngenta’s Bt11),...

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