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Giant weedkiller bottle torn down as Europe debates future of glyphosate

Press release | July 17, 2017 at 18:36

Brussels - Citizens toppled a giant glyphosate bottle at the Schuman roundabout outside the European Commission to symbolise the demand of over 1.3 million people across Europe calling for a ban of the controversial weedkiller [1].

EU-Japan trade deal smacks of corporate protectionism

Press release | July 5, 2017 at 18:24

Brussels - According to media reports, the European Commission and Japan have reached an agreement which closes negotiations on most parts of the EU’s biggest bilateral trade deal to date. The deal is the latest example of an EU trade policy that...

First pan-European field study confirms neonicotinoid pesticides harm bees

Press release | June 29, 2017 at 21:00

Exeter, 29 June 2017 - A major industry-funded field study [1] assessing the impacts of neonicotinoid pesticides clothianidin and thiamethoxam on honeybees and wild bees confirms that these chemicals harm these species. The study is due for...

Leaked trade papers

Press release | June 23, 2017 at 19:31

Brussels/Amsterdam, 23 June 2017 - Greenpeace Netherlands is releasing 205 pages of previously undisclosed chapters from secret talks for an EU-Japan trade agreement (known as JEFTA).

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.

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