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Majority of EU countries support partial ban of bee-killing pesticides

Press release | April 29, 2013 at 9:58

Brussels – A clear majority of EU countries have supported the European Commission proposal to temporarily ban three pesticides that are scientifically shown to be harmful to bees: imidacloprid and clothianidin, produced by chemical company Bayer...

MEPs bend but do not break under car lobby pressure

Press release | April 24, 2013 at 15:03

Brussels, 24 April 2013 – Members of the European Parliament’s environment committee have voted in favour of long-term targets to improve car fuel efficiency and reduce carbon emissions by 2025. But MEPs also voted to weaken the EU’s 2020 target...

EU climate policy suffers major blow

Press release | April 16, 2013 at 12:29

Brussels – The European Parliament rejected in a vote today a modest, short-term fix of the EU carbon market, intended to curb the oversupply of carbon permits.

Advisory: EU ETS: Green Groups Urge European Parliament to Vote for the Climate

Press release | April 15, 2013 at 15:49

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Bees in Decline

Press release | April 9, 2013 at 9:30

Zurich – Greenpeace released today a comprehensive scientific review [1] of the factors that put pollinators and agriculture in Europe at risk. The study highlights the ecological and economic importance of healthy bee populations and stresses...

Greenpeace lodges legal complaint against Dutch owners of super trawler for dumping 1...

Press release | March 28, 2013 at 20:01

Amsterdam – Greenpeace has lodged a legal complaint with the Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authorities (NVWA) against the Dutch fishing company Parlevliet & Van Der Plas.

Green paper kicks-off boxing match on Europe’s energy future

Press release | March 27, 2013 at 11:12

Brussels – Greenpeace welcomes the Commission’s decision to start defining Europe’s energy choices and climate action past 2020. However, given the Commission’s low objectives [1] regarding concrete numbers, Greenpeace urges EU governments to...

13 EU countries back ban of bee-killing pesticides

Press release | March 15, 2013 at 15:00

Brussels – Government representatives from 13 EU countries have voted in favour of a temporary ban of three pesticides (neonicotinoids known as imidacloprid, clothianidin and thiamethoxam) that have been shown to harm bees. The vote follows...

Europe must ban bee-killing pesticides

Press release | March 14, 2013 at 9:00

Brussels, 14 March 2013 – EU government representatives are meeting today and tomorrow in Brussels to consider a partial ban of three neonicotinoids that have been shown to harm bees. Greenpeace urges European governments not to bow to pressure...

DR Congo logging

Press release | March 4, 2013 at 11:25

The Democratic Republic of Congo's logging sector is in a state of “organised chaos” according to a new report from Greenpeace Africa, threatening to cut off trading with the European Union (EU), the world’s largest timber market. A new...

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