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Tighten rules on subsidies for coal, says European Parliament draft plan

Press release | June 21, 2017 at 17:36

Rules governing subsidies for coal power plants should be tightened, according to a draft plan published today by MEP Krišjānis Kariņš. Kariņš said that so-called ‘capacity mechanisms’, whereby governments pay old coal and nuclear plants to stay...

More than one million Europeans stand up against glyphosate

Press release | June 15, 2017 at 10:28

Brussels, 15 June 2017 – Today, the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) to ban glyphosate, reform the EU pesticide approval process, and set mandatory targets to reduce pesticide use in the EU surpassed one million signatures.

European Parliament backs biodiversity over pesticides

Press release | June 14, 2017 at 13:49

Today the European Parliament agreed with the European Commission that agricultural land dedicated to the preservation of biodiversity must not be treated with pesticides, rejecting an attempt by the Parliament’s agriculture committee to block...

EU-China statement must lead shift to renewables, Greenpeace

Press release | June 1, 2017 at 12:21

Brussels, 1 June – The EU and China’s renewed commitment to fighting climate change must be backed up by a decisive shift to renewable energy, said Greenpeace. The EU-China joint statement comes amid reports of an imminent US withdrawal from the...

European Parliament fires up Europe’s energy transition

Press release | May 22, 2017 at 15:30

European Parliament proposals to increase the EU’s share of renewable energy to a minimum of 35 per cent, and to set binding targets for each EU country, are a step in the right direction, said Greenpeace.

EU could retake climate leadership under new EP plan to boost renewables

Press release | May 17, 2017 at 15:41

A new plan by key members of the European Parliament would help the EU retake global leadership on climate change, just as the US dithers on its commitments under the Paris climate agreement, said Greenpeace.

EU court ruling on Singapore trade deal is victory for democracy

Press release | May 16, 2017 at 11:48

The European Court of Justice ruled today that the European Commission cannot conclude trade deals without the approval of EU national parliaments, when they contain investment dispute systems that supersede national courts.

Commission should stimulate public debate about trade after damning ECJ ruling,...

Press release | May 11, 2017 at 10:55

Brussels – The European Commission should foster public debate about alternatives to uncontrolled trade, following a damning ruling by the General Court of the EU on Wednesday, said Greenpeace.

EU report on pesticide residues ignores toxic cocktail effect, Greenpeace

Press release | April 11, 2017 at 14:17

Brussels – An EU report on pesticide residues in food released today again fails to assess the combined effects of pesticides in the human body, warned Greenpeace.

EU must stop palm oil deforestation, says European Parliament

Press release | April 4, 2017 at 13:12

The European Parliament voted in favour of a report calling on the EU to stop funding and contributing to deforestation. The report recognises the driving forces behind deforestation, in particular agricultural expansion and the production of...

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