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Stepping up EU action to protect forests is not optional but the only way forward

Publication | May 27, 2016 at 11:33

Illegal logging and related trade remain persistent global problems despite the positive impacts of EU actions undertaken since 2004. A recent independent evaluation assesses the progress of EU action in tackling illegal logging since the launch...

Greenpeace comment on EU glyphosate decision

Press release | May 19, 2016 at 11:50

Brussels – An EU vote scheduled for today in Brussels on the re-approval of a controversial weedkiller known as glyphosate has reportedly been postponed.

Shorter EU licence would leave people and nature exposed to dangers of glyphosate,...

Publication | May 18, 2016 at 9:30

At a meeting on 18 and 19 May, EU government representatives are expected to decide whether or not to renew the EU licence of a controversial herbicide known as glyphosate, which scientists have linked to cancer.

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...

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