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Parliament adoption of climate deal

Press release | December 17, 2008 at 0:00

Brussels/Strasbourg, Belgium — Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) voting this morning in Strasbourg have supported proposals that fall short of what is needed to avoid the worst effects of climate change and reduce our dependence on...

Shame on EU ‘leaders’

Press release | December 12, 2008 at 0:00

Brussels/Poznan, Belgium — Today’s agreement by EU leaders on the most contentious aspects of the EU’s planned response to climate change, known as the climate and energy package, has been condemned as a failure by Climate Action Network Europe,...

Greenpeace open letter to EU leaders

Press release | December 9, 2008 at 0:00

Brussels, Belgium — Last chance to shape a strong EU climate package

Landmark agreement on EU law to boost clean energy

Press release | December 9, 2008 at 0:00

Brussels, Belgium — EU politicians have concluded a landmark deal to boost the development of renewables in Europe and deliver a cleaner and safer energy supply to millions of people, said Greenpeace. The agreement that was struck between EU...

European fishermen must stop wasting fish

Press release | December 8, 2008 at 0:00

Brussels/Oslo, Belgium — With the European Union and Norway meeting in Oslo about to seal a new fisheries agreement, Greenpeace urges the EU to accept a Norwegian proposal to prohibit vessels from deliberately dumping unwanted fish overboard, a...

French Presidency hides behind Italy and stalls EU renewables deal

Press release | December 4, 2008 at 0:00

Brussels, Belgium — Last night, France and Italy stalled negotiations – over what looked like a done deal to boost the uptake of renewables across the EU – by demanding a review in 2014 of some of the core principles of the new law, Greenpeace...

Environment ministers want reform of EU GMO authorisation system

Press release | December 4, 2008 at 0:00

Brussels, Belgium — Despite the wrecking attempts by a small group of countries, EU environment ministers have sent a strong message today, calling for an improvement in the way the impact of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) is being...

EU environment Council: no money on the table for forest protection

Press release | December 4, 2008 at 0:00

Brussels, Belgium — Greenpeace expresses its disappointment that EU member states have failed to openly reject the introduction of forest-based credits in the European carbon market. Instead, it has left the issue open and directed the Commission...

EU set to fail climate test

Press release | December 4, 2008 at 0:00

Brussels, Belgium — European leadership on climate change continued to melt away today as EU Environment Ministers meeting in Brussels appeared unable to inject positive momentum into negotiations on Europe’s flagship response to climate change –...

Greenpeace reaction to Commission’s proposed revision for WEEE and RoHS Directives

Press release | December 3, 2008 at 0:00

Brussels, Belgium — Greenpeace applauds the European Commission’s support for an incentive to design products that are easier and cheaper to recycle in its proposal to revise the Waste from Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) law. But...

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