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Submission to consultation on EU fisheries state aid guidelines

Publication | January 21, 2015 at 15:27

When public authorities, like national governments or the European Commission, invest public funds in the fisheries and aquaculture sectors, there is significant potential that these subsidies may directly or indirectly lead to more unsustainable...

High seas robbery

Blog entry by Karli Thomas, Elvira Jiménez | January 16, 2015

Finding illegal fishing vessels in the vast expanse of the Southern Ocean – over 20 million square kilometres of deep, rough and icy waters – sounds like a near impossible task. But it turns out that finding them is the easy part,...

Three Danish fishermen convicted of pirate fishing

Blog entry by Hanne Lyng Winter, Greenpeace Nordic campaigner | January 15, 2015

In August 2010  Greenpeace revealed  how five fishermen from the Danish fishing port of Gilleleje had been fishing for more than five months in an area totally closed for fishing. By using GPS trackers, Greenpeace proved several...

EU Parliament to adopt new GM crop national opt-out law

Publication | January 12, 2015 at 12:17

MEDIA BRIEFING - On Tuesday, the European Parliament is expected to adopt a new law allowing EU countries to ban the cultivation of genetically modified (GM) crops. The law is expected to come into force in the coming weeks, after rubberstamping...

Nous sommes tous Charlie

Blog entry by Jean-François Julliard | January 8, 2015

Greenpeace extends its sincerest condolences to the families of the victims of yesterday's heinous attack on the office of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, in Paris. Charlie Hebdo cartoonists were fervent advocates of democracy...

Dozens dead... blacklisted and indebted, but still fishing

Blog entry by Karli Thomas | December 22, 2014

As a country with so much invested in high-tech export earnings, Korea's out-of-control distant water fishing industry must be starting to give its politicians and business leaders ulcers. The Oyang 75, sitting in Montevideo, Uruguay,...

EU fisheries ministers fail to end overfishing

Press release | December 16, 2014 at 23:13

Brussels – Commenting on the outcome of the fisheries Council today, Greenpeace EU fisheries policy director Saskia Richartz said: “It is unacceptable that many of the fishing quotas agreed today fail to end overfishing. Ministers gave no...

EU ministers need to show some backbone and end overfishing

Press release | December 15, 2014 at 9:45

Brussels – Fisheries ministers from 28 European countries are meeting in Brussels today to agree 2015 fishing quotas for most stocks, including those in the Atlantic, the North Sea and the Black Sea. To remind European leaders of their...

NGOs contest €39bn in free carbon emission allowances for industry

Publication | December 10, 2014 at 10:30

A coalition of leading environmental organisations has filed a request for an internal review with the European Commission, contesting the legality of its recent decision to continue granting free carbon emission allowances to industries under...

New EU law grants countries right to ban GM crops but leaves them exposed to industry...

Press release | December 4, 2014 at 8:12

Brussels – At the end of a late-night round of negotiations, national governments agreed on a new EU law to provide countries the right to ban GM crops in their territory. However, the agreed text delivers less than it promises, as it prevents...

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