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New EU rules for nuclear waste open the door to dumping in Russia

Press release | July 19, 2011 at 12:50

European countries today agreed to develop plans to address the ever-growing problem of nuclear waste. However, the EU also agreed to continue the dangerous practice of transporting radioactive material across great distances to storage plants...

Tests find rainforest-destroying biofuels common at filling stations - EU rules to blame

Press release | July 19, 2011 at 0:01

19 July 2011, Brussels – Drivers are unknowingly helping to destroy rainforests because of the growing use of harmful biofuels in diesel, tests at filling stations reveal.

EU floats plan to recover fish stocks but sinks on fleet reductions

Press release | July 13, 2011 at 12:00

The European Commission today launched a crucial plan for EU fisheries reform aiming to restore fish populations in just four years. But the current plan is unlikely to deliver its ambitious target with almost no concrete measures to reduce the...

European Parliament strengthens draft law to ban GM crops

Press release | July 5, 2011 at 13:28

Brussels, 5 July 2011 – The European Parliament today voted to strengthen a draft EU law giving member states a new right to ban genetically modified (GM) crops from being grown in their territories.

Split in business community deepens over EU climate effort

Press release | June 30, 2011 at 0:01

30 June 2011, Brussels - Over 100 big name companies have now joined the call for the EU to increase its 2020 climate target to 30 percent.

VW under fire in major new campaign

Press release | June 28, 2011 at 12:09

28 June 2011, international - Greenpeace today launched a major campaign against Europe's largest car manufacturer.

EU politicians fall for industry promise of elusive storage solution for radioactive...

Press release | May 26, 2011 at 10:57

Brussels – The European Parliament’s industry committee is today expected to back underground dumping of highly radioactive material as a supposed solution for nuclear waste, despite the open questions, risks and costs associated with this type...

Europe to get nuclear 'stress tests lite'

Press release | May 25, 2011 at 9:30

Brussels, 25 May 2011 – Agreement on the content of ‘stress tests’ for Europe’s nuclear power stations between the European Commission and European Nuclear Safety Regulators Group will be announced this morning.

Greenpeace activists challenge businesses to be climate leaders

Press release | May 18, 2011 at 9:37

Brussels, 18 May 2011 – As business representatives from all over Europe arrived at the European Business Summit: 'Europe in the world: leading or lagging?'(1), Greenpeace challenged European companies to support more ambitious action on climate...

EU to discuss fishing agreements with developing nations

Press release | May 12, 2011 at 16:03

Brussels, 12 May 2010 – Fisheries ministers from around the world and senior European officials will meet in Brussels tomorrow to discuss the future of fishing agreements between the EU and foreign countries. Almost a quarter of all the fish...

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