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Environment ministers surprise Commission with support for higher EU 2030 carbon target

Press release | March 4, 2016 at 14:46

Brussels, 4 March 2016 – Environment ministers meeting in Brussels today have joined calls for the EU to increase its 2030 carbon target. On Wednesday, the European Commission failed to recommend a review of the EU’s target to match commitments...

EU prepares to brush aside glyphosate herbicide safety concerns

Publication | March 3, 2016 at 13:54

On 8 March, a meeting of EU government experts in Brussels is expected to support the European Commission’s proposal to grant a new 15-year lease to glyphosate, the world’s most used weedkiller, despite World Health Organisation (WHO) cancer...

Commission breaks pledge to bring EU targets in line with Paris climate deal

Press release | March 2, 2016 at 12:47

Brussels – The European Commission has broken its pledge to bring EU climate targets in line with the Paris climate deal, said Greenpeace.

CETA: fake new approach on investment protection

Press release | February 29, 2016 at 18:00

Brussels – Today, the European Commission and Canadian government agreed to include a new approach on investment protection and investment dispute settlement in the EU-Canada comprehensive economic and trade agreement (CETA).

EU: from climate champion to climate slacker?

Blog entry by sebastian mang | February 29, 2016

When meeting in March , European environment ministers must decide on a timeline for swift ratification of the Paris deal, and on a pathway to bring the EU in line with its Paris pledge. Europe must take charge and not allow its...

TTIP talks press ahead with new privileges for big business

Press release | February 26, 2016 at 11:17

The 12th round of EU-US trade talks ends in Brussels today with negotiators pressing ahead to deliver new privileges for big business, said Greenpeace. The start of the talks was delayed on Monday after a blockade by Greenpeace activists, who...

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