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Greenpeace comment on Commission’s proposal to fund nuclear research

Press release | May 17, 2016 at 10:30

Brussels – Following 'Der Spiegel' article [1] about a leaked new EU proposal to fund nuclear energy research, Greenpeace EU energy policy adviser Bram Claeys said:

Industry ties raise questions about UN body assessing glyphosate cancer risk

Press release | May 16, 2016 at 13:13

Brussels – The FAO /WHO Joint Meeting on Pesticide Residues (JMPR) released an assessment today, which concludes that the controversial weedkiller glyphosate is “unlikely to pose a carcinogenic risk to humans from exposure through the diet” [1].

Greenpeace comment on EU trade Council

Press release | May 13, 2016 at 16:10

Brussels – EU trade ministers meeting in Brussels today agreed to allow national parliaments to vote on an EU-Canada trade agreement (CETA). However, the European Commission wants the agreement to come into force before national parliament...

EU presidency denies public access to trade Council CETA and TTIP talks

Press release | May 13, 2016 at 8:50

Brussels – The Dutch EU Council presidency has turned down a request to publicly broadcast today’s ministerial talks in Brussels on EU-US (TTIP) and EU-Canada (CETA) trade agreements. EU trade ministers will discuss whether national parliaments...

Greenpeace response to French president Hollande comments on TTIP

Press release | May 3, 2016 at 15:30

Brussels – In response to comments by French president François Hollande and European politicians following the release of confidential TTIP documents, Greenpeace EU director Jorgo Riss said:

TTIP leaks update: Greenpeace response to Commission statements

Press release | May 2, 2016 at 17:35

Brussels, 2 May 2016 – In response to the European Commission’s statements on the TTIP leaks and a blog post by EU trade commissioner Cecilia Malmström, Greenpeace EU director Jorgo Riss said:

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