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Europe rejects GM crops as new report highlights 20 years of failures

Press release | November 5, 2015 at 11:09

THIS PRESS RELEASE WAS UPDATED FOLLOWING CONFIRMATION OF ALL 19 GM CROP BANS ON 5 NOVEMBER Brussels – All 19 government requests for bans of GM crop cultivation have gone unchallenged by biotech companies, pathing the way for two thirds of...

Letter to vice president Timmermans about Commission meetings with unregistered lobbyists

Publication | November 4, 2015 at 17:45

From the Alter-EU Transparency Alliance

Volkswagen admits ‘irregularities’ in CO2 emissions – Greenpeace response

Press release | November 4, 2015 at 16:22

Amsterdam – Greenpeace has condemned the revelation that Volkswagen has understated CO2 emissions on about 800,000 cars in Europe, calling for a full and independent inquiry into the carmaker’s operations.

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...

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