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EU-backed emergency climate fund raises the stakes for G20

Press release | September 17, 2009 at 0:00

As world leaders prepare to attend the G20 meeting in Pittsburgh next week, EU leaders have called, at an extraordinary Summit tonight, for emergency funding to allow developing countries prepare for climate action. European heads of state and...

Seven green jobs for every job lost in dirty energy sectors

Press release | September 14, 2009 at 0:00

Investment in renewables and energy efficiency would create seven times more green jobs over the next ten years than would be lost in the coal and nuclear sectors in Europe, according to a report launched today by Greenpeace and the European...

Commission opening bid for climate fund won’t clinch the deal

Press release | September 10, 2009 at 12:34

Brussels, International — The European Commission has taken a small step on the road to Copenhagen by for the first time proposing concrete funding for climate action in the developing world. But Greenpeace warns that the proposed figures are...

Greenpeace welcomes European Commission support for international bluefin tuna trade ban

Press release | September 8, 2009 at 0:00

Greenpeace welcomes the European Commission’s decision today to support a ban on the international trade of North Atlantic and Mediterranean bluefin tuna.

Greenpeace granite shield protects unique marine life

Press release | August 10, 2009 at 0:00

Greenpeace activists sailed into Swedish waters today and began placing up to 180 granite rocks (1), each weighing between 0.5 and 3 tonnes, on the seabed in order to prevent bottom trawling in areas listed for European Union protection.

Europe's food agency accused of junk science

Press release | July 29, 2009 at 0:00

An opinion by Europe’s food agency advocating the safety of the only genetically modified (GM) crop grown in Europe is fundamentally flawed, according to a Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth Europe report. The report will form the basis of a...

EFSA green light on Monsanto GM maize sets up new clash between Commission and member...

Press release | June 30, 2009 at 0:00

Brussels, Belgium — The European Commission and EU member states are set to clash as the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is today expected to publish an opinion on the re-authorisation of Monsanto’s MON810 genetically modified (GM) maize,...

Greenpeace statement on environment Council

Press release | June 25, 2009 at 0:00

Brussels, Belgium — Today, environment ministers meeting in Luxembourg will rubber-stamp a Euratom Directive on Nuclear Safety. The law was meant to improve nuclear safety in Europe by setting EU-wide standards. However, the directive mainly...

Update on Commission lobby register: Only 24% of Brussels lobby organisations registered

Press release | June 22, 2009 at 16:34

Brussels, Belgium — Following an EU press briefing earlier today marking the first anniversary of the launch of European Commission lobby register, the Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER-EU) has published updated...

EU leaders leave climate change to the G8

Press release | June 18, 2009 at 0:00

Following discussions at an EU summit in Brussels today, Greenpeace expressed grave concern on the readiness of European leaders for climate talks at the forthcoming G8 meeting in Italy. European leaders were unable to agree on any concrete...

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