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EU governments reject Commission push for glyphosate

Press release | November 9, 2017 at 11:45

Brussels - European governments have again refused to support a European Commission plan to grant a shortened but unrestricted licence for glyphosate, Europe’s most widely used weedkiller that has been linked to cancer and environmental harm.

Commission shows narrow vision on renewable-powered shared mobility, Greenpeace

Press release | November 8, 2017 at 13:00

Brussels – A package of policy measures for the transport sector released by the European Commission fails to deliver an ambitious vision of shared mobility powered by renewable energy, said Greenpeace.

Growing number of EU governments oppose re-approval of glyphosate

Press release | October 25, 2017 at 12:30

Brussels - Amid mounting political and public opposition to glyphosate, representatives of European governments have again rejected the Commission’s proposal to grant the controversial and widely used weedkiller a new licence. A final vote has...

Glyphosate: a licence is a licence, no matter how long it’s for

Press release | October 24, 2017 at 19:23

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European Parliament resoundingly votes to end glyphosate use

Press release | October 24, 2017 at 14:40

Brussels - Today the European Parliament resoundingly voted for an end to glyphosate use by 2022, with 355 in favour, 204 against and 111 abstentions.

Commissioner Andriukaitis confronted with demands of over one million Europeans to...

Press release | October 23, 2017 at 11:43

Two days before EU members states are expected to vote on whether to renew the licence for the controversial weedkiller glyphosate, representatives of the Stop Glyphosate European Citizens’ Initiative have met the European commissioner for health...

Activists urge EU to go for 100% renewable energy

Press release | October 9, 2017 at 7:58

** High-res photo and video available at bit.ly/GP_9Oct17** Brussels – Climate change activists unfurled a giant banner in the centre of the Schuman roundabout in Brussels – just outside the headquarters of the European Commission, the...

CETA threatens food safety even before national parliaments sign off

Press release | September 20, 2017 at 10:34

On the eve of the preliminary application of the EU-Canada trade deal, CETA, Greenpeace warned of threats to food safety and agricultural standards.

Monsanto’s view of independent science copied into EU evaluations

Press release | September 15, 2017 at 16:30

Brussels, 15 September 2017 – According to media reports, large sections of the EU report evaluating the independent science on glyphosate’s potential risk to human health have been copied, word for word on many pages, from Monsanto’s application...

Open and honest look at the EU’s trade practices needed

Press release | September 14, 2017 at 14:20

EU trade commissioner Malmström today published a package of proposals on trade and investment policy.

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