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Greenpeace response to EU measures against impact of heatwave on farming

Press release | August 2, 2018 at 16:31

The European Commission has announced measures in response to drought conditions in Europe.

New GMOs cannot escape testing and labelling under EU law, EU court rules

Press release | July 25, 2018 at 12:20

Brussels – A new brand of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), derived from so-called gene editing techniques, must comply with risk assessment, traceability and labelling requirements under EU GMO law, the European Court of Justice ruled on...

Unauthorised GMO field trial exposed as EU takes hands-off approach, Greenpeace

Press release | July 24, 2018 at 10:00

Brussels – Media reports in Belgium have exposed an unauthorised field trial of an experimental genetically modified maize in Flanders, preempting a ruling on the classification of a new brand of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) by the...

Stuck in 1957: EU court rejects challenge to state aid for Hinkley nuclear plant

Press release | July 12, 2018 at 10:14

The EU General Court has rejected a challenge by Austria and Luxembourg to a European Commission decision to allow UK state subsidies for the construction and operation of the Hinkley Point C nuclear plant.

EU court tells Germany to cut the crap

Press release | June 21, 2018 at 12:01

The Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) has ruled that Germany breached EU law by allowing manure runoff from farms to pollute water.

EU overturns barriers to rooftop revolution but renewable target falls short of...

Press release | June 14, 2018 at 6:50

Brussels – Solar panels could soon cover millions more rooftops in Europe, after the EU reached a deal on Wednesday to make it easier for households to play a part in the renewable energy transition, said Greenpeace.

Climate change activists call on EU energy ministers to unlock rooftop revolution

Press release | June 11, 2018 at 8:53

Luxembourg/Brussels - Climate change activists urged EU energy ministers meeting in Luxembourg to live up to their climate commitments and stop restricting the rights of people to produce and share their own renewable energy.

EU farming plan could spell disaster for environment, Greenpeace

Press release | June 1, 2018 at 11:56

The European Commission proposal for the new common agricultural policy (CAP) fails the environment and the climate, according to Greenpeace.

Investigation: Majority of EU Parliament agriculture committee linked to industry

Press release | May 24, 2018 at 7:00

A majority of MEPs on the European Parliament’s agriculture committee have strong links to the farming industry, Greenpeace research has revealed.

EU court: protecting people and nature takes precedence over business interests

Press release | May 17, 2018 at 10:46

The General Court of the European Union has ruled that the European Commission was right to impose restrictions on the use of three bee-killing neonicotinoid pesticides – imidacloprid, clothianidin and thiamethoxam.

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