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More ‘stress’ needed to European nuclear safety tests

Press release | May 12, 2011 at 10:42

Brussels, 12 May 2011 – Options for so-called “stress tests” on Europe’s nuclear power plants will be discussed today by the European Nuclear Safety Regulators Group and the European Commission.

New proposed scheme to end discards discussed at European stakeholder meeting

Press release | May 3, 2011 at 17:38

Brussels – Greenpeace has criticised a new scheme proposed by some EU countries to tackle the mounting problem of discards, as stakeholders from the fishing industry and civil society meet in Brussels for a crucial discussion on the issue.

Fishermen speak out against global overfishing by EU fishing fleets

Press release | April 19, 2011 at 14:45

Almost a quarter of fish caught by Europe’s fishing fleet is taken outside EU waters, often with devastating impacts on the environment and local communities in developing countries, African fishermen and Greenpeace will tell EU politicians in...

EU has much to prove on fisheries control

Press release | April 12, 2011 at 12:07

Brussels, 12 April 2011 – Greenpeace welcomed today’s announcement by EU fisheries commissioner Maria Damanaki to crackdown on European countries that breach EU fisheries and conservation laws. Pirate fishing and weak law enforcement by EU member...

Europe steps closer to real powers to ban GM crops

Press release | April 12, 2011 at 10:21

Brussels, 12 April 2011 - A weak proposal to give European countries the right to ban the cultivation of genetically modified (GM) crops was strengthened today by the leading European Parliament committee.

Commission publishes carbon trading exemptions - will Poland get a free ride?

Press release | March 29, 2011 at 16:55

Brussels, International — A European Commission paper published today outlines the conditions to exempt power plants from paying for carbon permits under the EU’s emissions trading scheme (ETS) after 2012. Greenpeace has commissioned an...

Commission - white paper transport

Press release | March 28, 2011 at 15:33

Brussels, International — The European Commission today published a white paper on transport, setting out goals and measures to promote a single transport market and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. While the paper mentions some measures to shift...

Nearly half Europe's nuclear reactors of particular concern

Press release | March 21, 2011 at 15:20

Brussels, International — Nuclear safety is on the agenda today for special meetings of Europe's energy ministers as well as International Atomic Energy Agency officials following the crisis in Japan. This briefing details Greenpeace's view on...

Europe cannot rule out Japan-like nuclear disaster

Press release | March 15, 2011 at 15:11

Brussels, International — Energy ministers will today discuss the nuclear situation in Europe following the crisis in Japan. Greenpeace warns that Europe cannot rule out the same kind of nuclear disaster Japan is sadly experiencing.

Greenpeace statement on the European Commission’s 2050 climate roadmap

Press release | March 3, 2011 at 15:05

Brussels, International — Responding to the publication of the European Commission’s 2050 climate roadmap (A roadmap for moving to a competitive low carbon economy in 2050), Greenpeace EU climate policy director Joris den Blanken said: “The...

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