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CETA: MEPs put European Parliament on the wrong side of history

Press release | February 15, 2017 at 9:55

Strasbourg/Brussels – Support for the controversial EU-Canada trade and investment protection deal – known as CETA – puts the European Parliament on the wrong side of history, warned Greenpeace.

Activists keep justice afloat as CETA threatens to sink democracy

Press release | February 15, 2017 at 8:46

Strasbourg/Brussels – Eleven activists kept a sinking statue of lady justice afloat in the icy waters surrounding the European Parliament in Strasbourg, ahead of a crucial vote on a controversial EU-Canada trade and investment protection deal.

Commission revises EU decision-making rules in move to avoid blame

Press release | February 14, 2017 at 18:22

Brussels – Today the European Commission presented a proposal to revise the decision-making rules under the so-called “comitology” procedure that is used, among other things, for approvals of products such as pesticides and GMOs. The proposal...

Environmental and health organisations launch European citizens’ initiative to ban...

Press release | February 8, 2017 at 11:20

Brussels – Campaigners and activists met in Brussels and other European cities (Madrid, Rome, Berlin and Paris) today to launch a European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) to ban glyphosate, reform the EU pesticide approval process, and set mandatory...

EU energy plans won’t meet Paris climate commitments

Press release | February 1, 2017 at 11:45

Today the European Commission releases its report on the progress of the European Union’s energy plans, the ‘State of the Energy Union’. Greenpeace has criticised the EU’s energy plans as inadequate to meet the challenge of climate change and the...

Commission fails to muster support for 3 GMOs

Press release | January 27, 2017 at 12:30

Brussels – National government representatives voting today did not provide the support needed by the European Commission to approve two new genetically modified (GM) crops and extend approval of the only GM crop currently grown in the EU. The...

MEPs unable to adjust CETA course as global trade doctrine crumbles, Greenpeace

Press release | January 24, 2017 at 11:00

Brussels - Members of the European Parliament’s trade committee have endorsed a controversial EU-Canada trade and investment protection agreement (known as CETA), despite warnings that the deal could lead to a bonfire of environmental, health and...

Neonicotinoids bigger threat to wild bees and other animals than previously thought

Press release | January 12, 2017 at 9:00

Brussels, 12 January 2017 – Neonicotinoid pesticides pose serious risks not only to honeybees, but also to many other species, according to a scientific review published today by Greenpeace.

EU Advocate General opinion on EU-Singapore deal has wide implications for EU trade...

Press release | December 21, 2016 at 12:40

Brussels, 21 December 2016 – In a landmark case that could affect the future of EU trade agreements, the Advocate General of the European Court of Justice has said that national parliaments should have the right to vote on a trade agreement...

Bee-harming pesticides should be banned following EFSA reports

Press release | December 6, 2016 at 15:38

Brussels, 6 December 2016 – The findings of new reports from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and a recent decision by the European Commission should result in a ban of four bee-harming pesticides, according to three environmental and...

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