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EU climate & energy policy still taking on water

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Illegal rainforest timber likely used in EU headquarters

Press release | December 1, 2006 at 0:00

Brussels, Belgium — Two-and-a-half years after Greenpeace exposed EU building sites as 'Forest Crime Scenes', the European Commission has admitted that 1000m2 of timber used to renovate the Commission's Berlaymont building came from unknown and...

REACH, a deal too far

Press release | December 1, 2006 at 0:00

Brussels, Belgium — European environmental, women’s, health and consumer groups today denounced a deal struck behind closed doors between representatives of the European Parliament and the Council of Ministers on the ‘REACH’ chemicals legislation...

Commission tells Members States to cut emissions

Press release | November 29, 2006 at 0:00

Brussels, Belgium — Environmental NGOs welcomed today’s European Commission decision that Member States should lower emission quotas for big polluters. But CAN Europe, Greenpeace and WWF criticised the lack of Commission resolve to set the bar...

Germany torpedoes agreement to appease chemicals industry

Press release | November 28, 2006 at 0:00

Brussels, Belgium — The collapse of talks last night on the REACH chemicals package is a stark reflection of German business interests dictating EU policy.

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