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Fisheries Council comment

Press release | December 20, 2012 at 13:57

Brussels, 20 December 2012 - Greenpeace is critical of last night’s deal on fish quotas for 2013, as it allows more fish to be caught than is sustainable. However, ministers for the first time have shown a level of discipline that has not been...

Members of the European Parliament back extensive reform of EU fisheries policy

Press release | December 18, 2012 at 15:15

Brussels – The European Parliament’s fisheries committee has endorsed sweeping reforms of EU fisheries policy that could help bring back fish stocks from the brink and reverse decades of overfishing by a bloated EU fishing fleet, said Greenpeace.

Small-scale fishermen and Greenpeace call on EU ministers to end quota madness

Press release | December 18, 2012 at 9:06

Brussels, 18 December 2012 – European small-scale fishermen and Greenpeace have joined forces to warn EU fisheries ministers not to favour Europe’s destructive industrial fishing fleet, ahead of annual negotiations to decide how much fish can be...

Irish government unveils ‘trio’ EU presidency programme

Press release | December 11, 2012 at 15:45

Brussels – Today the Irish government laid out plans for its presidency of the Council of the European Union, which is due to begin on 1 January 2013. Statements today by Irish Tánaiste (deputy prime minister) and foreign minister Eamon Gilmore...

Energy Council – Commission must hear Energy Ministers’ call on renewables beyond 2020

Press release | December 3, 2012 at 11:25

Brussels - EU energy ministers acknowledged during their Council meeting today the need to support renewable energy after 2020, said Greenpeace.

Parliament committee fails to rein in river pollution by gender-bending drugs

Press release | November 27, 2012 at 17:14

Brussels – The European Parliament’s environment committee today supported taking advantage of the links between different pieces of legislation that affect water pollution to help phase out the most dangerous chemicals. In its vote the committee...

Commission ignores own research and labels biofuels from palm oil 'sustainable'

Press release | November 27, 2012 at 8:36

Brussels – The European Commission last Friday approved a certification scheme which would brand biofuels produced from palm oil as ‘sustainable’ [1], despite evidence that their production contributes to deforestation, peatland degradation,...

Commission cannot decide which horse should win EU energy market race

Press release | November 15, 2012 at 15:17

Brussels – Greenpeace cautiously welcomed a communication by the European Commission on the future of Europe’s energy market.

NGOs welcome options for permanent measures to strengthen the carbon market

Press release | November 14, 2012 at 12:31

Brussels - CAN Europe, Greenpeace and WWF welcomed today's European Commission proposals for structural reform of Europe's carbon market. The options for long-term strengthening of the failing EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) follow a separate...

Green groups welcome emergency fix to floundering carbon market

Press release | November 12, 2012 at 12:37

Brussels, 12 November - Environmental groups CAN Europe, Greenpeace and WWF welcomed a proposal today by the European Commission outlining temporary changes to revive the failing Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS). The ETS has suffered from an excess...

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