Greenpeace European Unit is part of the international Greenpeace network, active in over 55 countries worldwide and with more than three million supporters. Based in Brussels, we monitor and analyse the work of the EU institutions, expose deficient EU policies and laws, and challenge EU decision-makers to implement progressive solutions. We value our independence and do not accept donations from governments, the EU, businesses or political parties.

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Greenpeace calls for widening of EU investigation into Hungarian nuclear plant

Press release | November 19, 2015 at 12:33

Brussels – The European Commission has launched a formal investigation into the construction of two nuclear reactors at the Paks nuclear power station in Hungary over a suspected breach of EU rules [1]. Greenpeace has welcomed the move, but...

Commission snubs renewables in EU energy union

Press release | November 18, 2015 at 12:23

Brussels – Greenpeace has criticised a European Commission assessment of EU energy policies under the energy union heading for its lack of ambition on renewable energy.

EU whitewash on cancer risk from world’s most used weedkiller

Press release | November 12, 2015 at 11:48

Brussels – A report released today by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) could pave the way for EU re-approval of the world’s most used weedkiller – glyphosate – which has been linked to cancer by the World Health Organisation (WHO). The...

Europe rejects GM crops as new report highlights 20 years of failures

Press release | November 5, 2015 at 11:09

THIS PRESS RELEASE WAS UPDATED FOLLOWING CONFIRMATION OF ALL 19 GM CROP BANS ON 5 NOVEMBER Brussels – All 19 government requests for bans of GM crop cultivation have gone unchallenged by biotech companies, pathing the way for two thirds of...

Volkswagen admits ‘irregularities’ in CO2 emissions – Greenpeace response

Press release | November 4, 2015 at 16:22

Amsterdam – Greenpeace has condemned the revelation that Volkswagen has understated CO2 emissions on about 800,000 cars in Europe, calling for a full and independent inquiry into the carmaker’s operations.

Juncker Commission 1st anniversary: a ‘lost year’ for environmental protection

Press release | November 2, 2015 at 9:42

Brussels – One year since the entry into office of the current European Commission headed by Jean-Claude Juncker, environmental groups have criticised the EU executive for a paralysis in policymaking on issues related to the environment.

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