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EU chemicals agency sweeps glyphosate cancer evidence under the carpet

Press release | March 15, 2017 at 11:52

Brussels – Following in the footsteps of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has dismissed scientific evidence showing that the controversial weedkiller glyphosate could cause cancer.

In just five weeks almost 500,000 people ask EU to ban glyphosate

Press release | March 14, 2017 at 10:26

Brussels – In just five weeks, almost half a million Europeans have signed a petition calling on the European Commission to ban the controversial weedkiller glyphosate. On Wednesday, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) may dismiss a warning by...

Conflict of interest concerns blight new glyphosate safety assessment

Press release | March 7, 2017 at 10:48

Brussels – Potential conflicts of interest and transparency concerns hang over the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), as it prepares a crucial assessment of glyphosate, a controversial weedkiller which has been linked to cancer, warned Greenpeace.

Commission green light for Paks state aid ignores Orbán takeover of nuclear regulator

Press release | March 6, 2017 at 13:00

Brussels - The European Commission has given a green light to state subsidies for the construction of the Paks II nuclear power plant in Hungary. The decision is irresponsible and ignores prime minister Viktor Orbán’s takeover of Hungary’s...

Over 150 civil society groups call for reform of European agricultural policies

Press release | March 6, 2017 at 10:41

Brussels – Over 150 European civil society organisations representing environmental and social justice networks, organic farmers, pastoralists, peasants, sustainable forestry groups, health groups, animal welfare organisations, consumer rights...

Lacklustre drive for renewables threatens energy transition

Press release | February 27, 2017 at 10:08

Brussels – The energy package being discussed by EU energy ministers today could endanger the transition to renewable energy and falls well below the action needed, warned Greenpeace. The “Clean Energy for All” package is meant to be the main set...

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