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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...

Ailing Baltic cod caught in political vortex

Press release | October 22, 2015 at 10:00

Brussels - EU fisheries ministers meet today to agree 2016 quotas for stocks in the Baltic Sea. With Baltic cod stocks in a worrying state, there is no room for complacency: ministers must set sustainable fishing limits for all stocks, not least...

Greenpeace testing: Pesticides found on apples pose risk to environment

Press release | October 21, 2015 at 12:11

Hamburg/Amsterdam – While all organic apples tested are free of pesticides, 83% of the tested conventional apples were contaminated with pesticide residues – with 60% containing two or more substances. These results published by Greenpeace today...

Volkswagen's lies show need for real emissions tests

Blog entry by Aaron Gray-Block | October 15, 2015

Caught red-handed for cheating on diesel emissions tests, German carmaker Volkswagen's actions in putting profits before public health have underscored the need for urgent reforms of car industry pollution laws. These reforms must...

Syngenta withdraws two GM crops following widespread rejection by EU governments

Press release | October 12, 2015 at 15:30

Brussels – Agrochemical company Syngenta has withdrawn two out of four of its GM maizes awaiting EU approval [1], following widespread rejection of GM crop cultivation by two thirds of EU governments [2].

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