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A ‘climate package’ that works

Press release | December 2, 2008 at 0:00

Brussels, Belgium — A Greenpeace-commissioned report presented today demonstrates how Europe can significantly reduce its emissions while strengthening its economy, if EU leaders boost the ambition of the climate and energy legislative package...

EU car emissions deal: much ado about nothing

Press release | December 1, 2008 at 0:00

Brussels, Belgium — After months of fierce lobbying in Brussels, the EU has agreed an empty deal to reduce car emissions, giving in to industry pressure to delay the legislation, to weaken proposed targets and to reduce penalties for...

Greenpeace press reaction on the Commission‘s rescue package for carmakers and the...

Press release | November 26, 2008 at 0:00

Brussels, Belgium — Christmas has come early for the automotive industry, after the European Commission pledged to deliver a generous rescue package of €5 billion in 2009 despite the industry’s resistance to legislation to reduce car CO2 emissions.

European leadership lacking ahead of global climate talks

Press release | November 25, 2008 at 0:00

Brussels, Belgium — Europe will face major embarrassment at international climate change talks next week if it fails to live up to its commitment to tackle global warming, environment and development groups warned today.

European Union sinks tuna agreement

Press release | November 24, 2008 at 0:00

Marrakech - Brussels, Belgium — After over a week of strenuous international negotiations in Marrakech, Morocco, the promise of a landmark fisheries agreement to save tuna in the Mediterranean has floundered and ended in disgrace, said Greenpeace...

Une alimentation sûre, c'est sans OGM!

Press release | November 24, 2008 at 0:00

Brussels, Belgium — Des volontaires de Greenpeace ont escaladé tôt ce matin le bâtiment au cœur du quartier européen, pour déployer une immense banderole d'un maïs génétiquement modifié. L'action de Greenpeace coïncide avec la dernière réunion...

Stop GM crops, save our food!

Press release | November 24, 2008 at 0:00

Brussels, Belgium — In an a-maize-ing feat at the heart of the EU quarter in Brussels this morning, Greenpeace activists climbed a building on Schuman square to display a giant banner of a ‘scary’ genetically modified (GM) corn plant bearing the...

Last chance saloon for EU car emissions legislation

Press release | November 18, 2008 at 0:00

Brussels, Belgium — Negotiations on CO2 emission standards for cars could result in legislation bordering on useless, said Greenpeace following a meeting between the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission today to hammer out the...

Commission puts forward lacklustre approach to a secure and sustainable energy system

Press release | November 13, 2008 at 0:00

Brussels, Belgium — The European Commission has been unable to send a clear message on energy security by once again downgrading the importance of energy efficiency and providing a lifeline to coal and nuclear energy, said Greenpeace today...

Forget condoms – eat GM maize

Press release | November 11, 2008 at 0:00

Brussels, Belgium — A study published today by the Austrian government identified serious health threats of genetically modified (GM) crops. In one of the very few long-term feeding studies ever conducted with GM crops, the fertility of mice...

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