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G7: no breakthrough on energy independence

Press release | June 5, 2014 at 15:05

Brussels – A meeting of the G7 ends today in Brussels with no breakthrough on the burning issue of energy independence. The leaders of the world’s most industrialised nations were grappling with the effects of the Ukraine crisis on European security.

G7 shouldn’t sacrifice European security to suit energy giants

Press release | June 4, 2014 at 9:00

Brussels – As the G7 meets in Brussels today to agree a response to the Ukraine crisis, Greenpeace warned the leaders of the world’s major industrial nations not to sacrifice Europe’s security and the climate for the benefit of the fossil fuels...

Worrying reports on deal between EU countries on new law on genetically modified crops

Press release | May 28, 2014 at 17:49

Brussels – Responding to reports that most member states endorsed today a Greek presidency proposal on how countries could ban the cultivation of genetically modified (GM) crops in their territory, Greenpeace warns that this deal is riddled with...

Commission energy security plan would prolong addiction to EU energy imports

Press release | May 28, 2014 at 13:15

Brussels – Greenpeace has criticised a European Commission plan on EU energy security released today for potentially prolonging Europe’s addiction to energy imports of polluting and expensive fossil fuels.

Agreement on new fisheries fund does not reflect progressive EU reform

Press release | April 16, 2014 at 14:30

The European Parliament (EP) endorsed today an agreement on the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF), which is the final step of the reform of the EU Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) (1).

The bees' burden

Press release | April 16, 2014 at 8:58

Over two thirds of the pollen that honeybees collect from European fields is contaminated by a cocktail of up to 17 different toxic pesticides. These are the shocking findings of a new study released today.

EU parliament to reject labelling of GM-contaminated honey

Press release | April 15, 2014 at 19:03

Brussels – The European Parliament will later today vote to reject labelling of honey contaminated with pollen from genetically modified (GM) crops, making bees the vehicles of GM and pesticide contamination, said Greenpeace. The Parliament’s...

New EU state aid rules a blow for UK nuclear energy plan – Greenpeace

Press release | April 9, 2014 at 12:39

Brussels – New rules on state aid adopted today by the European Commission will make it harder for the UK and other governments to subsidise nuclear energy projects like the new reactors at Hinkley Point, said Greenpeace.

EU summit: to Russia with love… and cash

Press release | March 21, 2014 at 13:39

Brussels – EU leaders meeting at a summit in Brussels have postponed decisions on a new climate and energy deal that could help wean Europe off expensive energy imports, said Greenpeace. The heads of state and government recognised the need for...

Less talk, more action on global overfishing

Press release | March 14, 2014 at 9:52

Brussels – Ministers from some of the world’s largest fishing powers, including the EU, the US and Japan, gathered at a high-level international conference in Greece, reiterated commitments to reduce global fishing capacity and to ensure...

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