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Nuclear stress test map reveals alarming gaps in results

Press release | October 27, 2011 at 23:30

Brussels, 27 October 2011 – Greenpeace today presented a map [1] allowing citizens in every European country to see how nuclear plants fared under ‘stress tests’.

Media reports on biotech lobby group plan to recruit GM ‘ambassadors’

Press release | October 21, 2011 at 12:52

Responding to media reports that the European biotech industry lobby group, EuropaBio, is attempting to fake public support for genetically modified (GM) food by recruiting high profile personalities, Greenpeace EU agriculture policy director...

More clean energy a step closer with European grid plan

Press release | October 19, 2011 at 14:00

Brussels, 19 October 2011 – Today the European Commission proposed legislation making it easier to build and finance cross border power lines, which are essential for greening Europe’s energy system.

New €435bn EU farming package continues support for destructive practices

Press release | October 12, 2011 at 13:03

Brussels - A plan unveiled today by the European Commission for a once-in-a-generation reform of the European Union’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) will be unable to respond to the environmental challenges facing food production and could...

Encouraging EU support for Kyoto

Press release | October 10, 2011 at 16:07

Commenting on today’s EU environment council, Greenpeace EU climate policy director Joris den Blanken said..

Commission rules against dirty tar sands fuel

Press release | October 4, 2011 at 15:03

Reactive statement on the news that the European Commission is proposing a de facto ban on imports of dirty fuels extracted from tar sands.

Tougher rules for deep sea drilling in Europe – Parliament votes

Press release | September 13, 2011 at 14:03

Brussels, 13 September 2011 - The European Parliament today outlined how the EU should strengthen offshore oil and gas drilling rules. The European Commission is due to propose improved rules next month.

French ban on GM crop challenged on a technicality

Press release | September 8, 2011 at 10:16

Luxembourg / Brussels, 8 September 2011 –The Court of Justice of the European Union today challenged a French national ban on the cultivation of Monsanto’s genetically modified (GM) maize Mon810.

EU court bans honey contaminated by genetically modified crop

Press release | September 6, 2011 at 13:46

Luxembourg, 6 September 2011 - The Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) today banned beekeepers from selling honey contaminated by a genetically modified (GM) crop.

EU widens ban on inefficient light bulbs

Press release | August 31, 2011 at 11:00

Inefficient 60 watt light bulbs widely used in Europe’s households will be banned from 1 September 2011. The switch from wasteful incandescent bulbs to new efficient lighting technologies highlights the huge potential for much larger energy...

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