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Over a million Europeans call for GM crop freeze

Press release | October 6, 2010 at 0:00

Brussels, International — Less than seven months ago, Avaaz and Greenpeace started collecting signatures for an unprecedented EU-wide citizens’ initiative aimed at the European Commission and calling for a moratorium on GM crops until safety...

France and Poland join challenge against Commission decision to authorise...

Press release | October 1, 2010 at 16:45

Brussels, International — A growing number of European countries are challenging the European Commission’s decision to authorise the cultivation of BASF’s antibiotic-resistance genetically modified (GM) potato, said Greenpeace. France and Poland...

European Parliament vote could prolong Europe’s addiction to oil

Press release | September 28, 2010 at 0:00

Brussels, International — The European Parliament’s environment committee could prolong Europe’s dependence on oil if it weakens measures to reduce CO2 emissions from vans and blocks a resolution for a ban on deep-sea drilling in Europe, said...

Commission buckles to allow Spain more coal aid

Press release | September 27, 2010 at 18:10

Brussels, International — Reacting to reports that Spain has won approval for a massive new aid package for its coal sector, Greenpeace EU energy policy advisor Frauke Thies said: “The Commission is being completely inconsistent. In March,...

Greenpeace statement on EU agriculture ministers’ debate on GM crops

Press release | September 27, 2010 at 0:00

Brussels, International — Ministers are discussing a plan tabled by the Commission that it claims will allow EU member states to ban GM crops on their territory. But EU legal experts have questioned the legal strength of these bans, exposing the...

Three countries challenge EU over antibiotic-threat GM potato

Press release | September 15, 2010 at 0:00

Brussels, International — Greenpeace applauded Luxembourg after it yesterday joined Hungary and Austria in their legal challenge over the authorisation of BASF’s genetically modified (GM) potato Amflora [1].

European Commission misled over nuclear safety on eve of new directive

Press release | September 15, 2010 at 0:00

Brussels, Belgium — European leaders are being misled over the safety of underground disposal of highly dangerous nuclear waste which could poison groundwaters for centuries, a new study concludes.

Illegal GM potato discovered growing in Sweden

Press release | September 4, 2010 at 0:00

Brussels, Belgium — A genetically modified (GM) potato has been grown illegally in open fields in Sweden for months. Plant Science Sweden, the daughter company of German chemical giant BASF, appears to have mixed up seed and contaminated fields...

Oil companies out of the deep seas!

Press release | July 14, 2010 at 0:00

Brussels, International — Oil-smudged Greenpeace activists awaited the arrival in Brussels of 18 CEOs from some of the world’s biggest oil companies for a meeting today with EU energy commissioner Günther Oettinger and environment commissioner...

Commission plans to relax rules on GM crops in Europe

Press release | July 13, 2010 at 0:00

Brussels, International — The European Commission will announce today proposals to speed up the union’s genetically modified (GM) crop authorisation procedure. Member states are being promised the right to ban GM cultivation if they reduce their...

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