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Kumi Naidoo accompanies many major NGOs in walking out of the UN climate negotiations

Press release | November 21, 2013 at 15:33

Warsaw – In regards to the massive NGO walk-out today from the UN climate negotiations, Kumi Naidoo, Executive Director of Greenpeace International said:

Commission set to recommend approval of controversial new GM maize

Press release | November 6, 2013 at 11:30

Brussels – For the first time in three-and-a-half years, European Commissioners meeting in Brussels this morning have formally endorsed the approval of a controversial genetically modified (GM) maize for cultivation in European fields.

MEPs fall for the siren song of deep-sea fishing industry

Press release | November 4, 2013 at 13:30

Brussels – Greenpeace has criticised the outcome of today’s vote in the European Parliament on deep-sea fishing as inadequate to protect fragile deep-sea ecosystems from the destructive impacts of bottom trawling and deep-sea gillnetting. The...

Commission could back new GM crop despite gaps in its safety testing

Press release | October 31, 2013 at 11:31

Brussels – According to media reports, the European Commission could back the cultivation of a new genetically modified (GM) crop in Europe, despite concerns by EU scientists about its impact on butterflies, moths and other pollinators, and...

EU expresses strong support for Greenpeace activists and journalists detained...

Press release | October 23, 2013 at 18:55

UPDATED 8pm CET, including mention of new charges - Brussels/Strasbourg – The European Union has added its weight to the growing number of voices from around the world who have expressed their concern over the fate of twenty-eight Greenpeace...

Parliament fights overfishing by voting to reform subsidies

Press release | October 23, 2013 at 14:12

Strasbourg - Greenpeace cautiously welcomed today’s decision by the European Parliament to cap subsidies for the modernisation of the EU fishing fleet and to reject proposals to subsidise the construction of new boats. It warned however that a...

EU presidency and Commission to raise case of Greenpeace activists and journalists...

Press release | October 23, 2013 at 13:00

WHAT: The European Commission and the Lithuanian EU presidency will make a statement in the European Parliament in Strasbourg this (Wednesday) afternoon about the case of twenty-eight Greenpeace International activists and two freelance...

Car efficiency soap opera

Press release | October 14, 2013 at 14:08

Brussels – At a meeting of EU environment ministers in Luxembourg today, Germany again managed to buy more time in order to dilute new EU legislation on how carmakers should limit CO2 emissions from new cars. Ministers tasked the Lithuanian EU...

Commission rejects state aid for nuclear energy

Press release | October 9, 2013 at 9:30

Brussels - Yesterday, European Commissioners held an orientation debate on the revision of the Commission’s energy and environmental aid guidelines that provide the framework for assessing national state aid measures.

Car efficiency vote stalls, again

Press release | October 4, 2013 at 15:55

Brussels – Germany has once again managed to postpone a deal on lowering the climate impact of Europe’s cars, in a move that Greenpeace says endangers the progress already made in tackling carbon dioxide emissions from passenger cars in Europe.

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