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Greenpeace comment on the European Parliament adoption of the EU economic recovery...

Press release | May 6, 2009 at 14:23

Brussels, Belgium — The European Parliament has today formally adopted a €5 billion European economic recovery package, with €3.98 billion going to energy projects.

European Parliament plenary vote on EU timber law: One step closer to a brighter...

Press release | April 22, 2009 at 12:37

Brussels, Belgium — In a landmark vote today, the European Parliament plenary has supported the recommendations of its environment committee to strictly control timber and timber products sold on the EU market. Agriculture ministers will now have...

Common Fisheries Policy reform: Greenpeace comment on Commission green paper

Press release | April 22, 2009 at 0:00

Brussels, Belgium — The European Commission will today release a green paper acknowledging the failings of the EU Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) and outlining some ideas for its forthcoming reform.

Germany to ban cultivation of genetically modified maize

Press release | April 14, 2009 at 16:32

Brussels, Belgium — Germany is expected to become the sixth EU country to ban the cultivation of Monsanto’s genetically modified (GM) maize MON810 following today’s announcement by the German Federal Agriculture Minister.

Obama offers a chance for climate action

Press release | April 5, 2009 at 0:00

Prague/Brussels, International — As US President Barack Obama addressed a crowd of thousands in Prague, Greenpeace activists unveiled a banner urging him to “lead the change on climate”, a challenge Obama accepted in his speech [1]. At the same...

Greenpeace comment on European Parliament’s industry committee vote on energy...

Press release | March 31, 2009 at 13:37

Brussels, Belgium — The European Parliament’s industry committee voted today on the energy projects under the €5 billion EU economic recovery plan.

Luxembourg to become fifth EU country to ban Monsanto GM maize

Press release | March 23, 2009 at 12:29

Brussels, Belgium — Luxembourg is expected to join Austria, France, Greece and Hungary in banning the use and sale of a genetically modified (GM) maize developed by US chemical company Monsanto.

EU leaders agree to repay carbon debt but fail to put cash on the table...

Press release | March 20, 2009 at 0:00

Brussels, Belgium — European leaders agreed to raise money for developing countries to tackle climate change at the EU Spring Summit in Brussels today, but failed to put any money on the table to support their plans. Greenpeace believes the lack...

Greenpeace comment on EU Summit decision on economic recovery plan

Press release | March 19, 2009 at 0:00

Brussels, Belgium — "The EU is investing in carbon capture and storage, but the technology is not even available yet, and will not come on line in time to make a difference in the fight against climate change, nor to help economic recovery. On...

CEE Bankwatch and Greenpeace reaction to EIB loans to carmakers

Press release | March 12, 2009 at 0:00

Brussels, Belgium — The European Investment Bank (EIB) has extended €3 billion in cheap loans to eight European carmakers for the development and production of cleaner vehicles.[1] Greenpeace and CEE Bankwatch Network call on the EIB to ensure...

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