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Commission is blind to renewables’ potential, keeps Europe stuck on gas

Press release | February 16, 2016 at 11:40

Brussels – The Commission today published a gas package proposal which fails to recognise that renewables and energy efficiency can secure Europe’s energy supply. It defies the commitments taken under the Paris climate agreement last December.

From ISDS to ICS: a leopard can’t change its spots

Publication | February 12, 2016 at 9:00

This position paper illustrates Greenpeace’s position on the Commission proposal for an Investment Court System (ICS). The Commission presented the proposal at the end of 2015, after its initial approach to Investor-to-State Dispute Settlement...

EU Parliament opposes import of three herbicide-resistant GM crops

Press release | February 3, 2016 at 13:33

Brussels – Today, the European Parliament voted to oppose the import of three genetically modified (GM) soybeans into the European Union.

New GM food could end up on your plate untested and unlabelled

Blog entry by franziska achterberg | January 20, 2016

After two decades of commercial use, Europeans still  can’t stomach genetically modified (GM) food. But their producers may have found a way to bypass public opposition and safety regulation. A new range of GM plants and animals...

Parliament rejects ‘unlawful’ proposal to import pesticide-resistant GM maize to the EU

Press release | December 16, 2015 at 13:14

Brussels - Today, the European Parliament dealt another blow to the Commission over GM crops, objecting to the import of Monsanto’s Roundup Ready™ Liberty Link™ GM maize into the EU [1]. The Parliament said the decision to authorise the import of...

EU ministers sell out on promise to end overfishing

Press release | December 16, 2015 at 4:23

Brussels – Early on Wednesday morning, EU ministers reached a disappointing agreement on 2016 fishing quotas that endorses continued overfishing of stocks in the Northeast Atlantic and the North Sea [1].

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