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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...

Toxic chemical banned in EU textile imports

Blog entry by Yixiu Wu | July 22, 2015

A huge victory for Detox supporters came out of Europe this week as all EU member states voted to ban the toxic chemical NPE from textile imports. This decision closes a trade loophole that allowed clothing containing dangerous levels...

UK’s proposed Hinkley C nuclear power plant faces resistance on all sides

Blog entry by Justin McKeating | July 16, 2015

The plans for new nuclear reactors at Hinkley in the UK are too expensive, too late, won't help cut greenhouse gas emissions, violate EU competition law, and will distort Europe 's energy markets. On 6 July 2015,...

Remember the unstoppable power of contagious courage

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo, Greenpeace International ED | July 10, 2015

Thirty years ago, groups of individuals in New Zealand were preparing to leave their families, their jobs and their homes to set off in small boats across the Pacific Ocean into a nuclear weapons testing zone. They hoped that their...

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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