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Europeans denied efficient cars

Press release | November 10, 2010 at 0:00

Brussels, International — Greenpeace responds to the European Commission’s progress report on reducing CO2 emissions from cars and vans to 120 grams per kilometre by 2012.

Greenpeace and WWF response to investigative media reports exposing massive fraud in...

Press release | November 8, 2010 at 0:00

Brussels, International — Over the weekend, an investigation by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), featured in prominent European media, exposed the continued mismanagement and corruption in the bluefin tuna fishery...

Europe’s biofuels plans driving social and environmental destruction

Press release | November 8, 2010 at 0:00

Brussels, International — Plans to increase the use of biofuels in Europe over the next ten years will require up to 69 000 square kilometres of new land worldwide and make climate change worse, a new study reveals today [1]. The report finds...

Commission backs underground dumps for high level nuclear waste

Press release | October 28, 2010 at 0:00

Brussels, International — The European Commission presents its proposals for a new Euratom directive on nuclear waste on 3 November 2010. Member states should be aware that this sub-standard directive has significant omissions.

Fisheries Council: France holds key to EU action to save bluefin tuna

Press release | October 26, 2010 at 0:00

Brussels, International — As European fisheries ministers prepare to meet in Luxembourg today, France is resisting calls from scientists and the European Commission to drastically cut fishing quotas for dwindling stocks of bluefin tuna, said...

Greenpeace splatters luxury cars with oil

Press release | October 20, 2010 at 0:00

Brussels, International — Greenpeace hostesses splattered luxury vehicles with oil today to mark six months to the day since the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion and launch its report Steering Clear of Oil Disasters.

EU environment ministers should hold the Commission to account on GM safety failings

Press release | October 14, 2010 at 11:54

Brussels, International — European environment ministers meeting in Luxembourg today are expected to criticise attempts by the European Commission to fast-track GM crop approvals in exchange for a flawed right to ban crops at the national level,...

Top companies’ call for more EU climate action exposes rift in industry lobby group

Press release | October 14, 2010 at 11:52

International — Greenpeace welcomes the call by top European companies for the EU to up its game on climate change, as environment ministers meet in Luxembourg today to discuss EU climate targets. The call by 29 companies, including Vodafone,...

Greenpeace calls for deep sea drilling ban as Commission shakes up oil rules

Press release | October 13, 2010 at 0:00

Brussels, International — New deep sea oil operations should be banned as the only sure way of preventing a Deepwater Horizon-like spill in Europe, Greenpeace said in response to today’s shake-up of offshore drilling rules by the European...

Greenpeace takes radioactive waste to the European Parliament

Press release | October 7, 2010 at 0:00

International — Greenpeace delivered radioactive waste to the door of the European Parliament today to remind MEPs in their last plenary session before considering a new nuclear waste law that there is no solution to nuclear waste.

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