Press releases 2018

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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.

Activists set up solar panels on European Parliament as EU talks on renewables enter...

Press release | May 17, 2018 at 9:40

Brussels – Activists have installed solar panels on the European Parliament in Brussels on the day EU talks on renewable energy enter a crucial stage.

Make or break for renewable energy in Europe

Publication | May 15, 2018 at 16:34

Greenpeace EU media briefing On 17 May, negotiators representing European governments, the European Parliament and the European Commission will hold crunch talks on Europe’s renewable energy laws. The talks will determine the EU's 2030...

EU budget leaves environment in the cold

Press release | May 2, 2018 at 14:58

The European Commission has slashed funding earmarked for environmental protection in a draft seven-year EU budget released today.

Three neonicotinoids down, more bee-killing pesticides to go

Press release | April 27, 2018 at 11:45

European governments have backed a European Commission plan for a near-total ban of three bee-killing neonicotinoid insecticides. Representatives from 16 countries meeting in Brussels voted in support of the EU ban.

EU moves closer to ban of three bee-killing neonicotinoid insecticides

Publication | April 26, 2018 at 13:00

On 27 April 2018, representatives of EU governments meeting in Brussels will vote on a European Commission plan to ban three neonicotinoid insecticides: Bayer’s imidacloprid and clothianidin, and Syngenta’s thiamethoxam. The Commission has based...

Investigation: How CAP promotes pollution

Publication | April 24, 2018 at 7:00

Subsidies from the European Union’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) are supporting some of Europe’s most polluting livestock farms, a Greenpeace investigation has revealed.

Investigation: EU subsidises Europe’s most polluting livestock farms

Press release | April 24, 2018 at 7:00

Subsidies from the European Union’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) are supporting some of Europe’s most polluting livestock farms, a Greenpeace investigation has revealed.

Activists call out EU ministers for failing to support renewable energy development

Press release | April 19, 2018 at 10:24

Sofia/Brussels, 19 April 2018 – Climate change activists demonstrating outside a meeting of EU energy ministers in the Bulgarian capital Sofia urged European governments to stop restricting the rights of people to produce and share their own...

NGO letter to EU Parliament pesticide committee

Publication | April 13, 2018 at 15:30

We, along with 22 other NGOs, wrote to the European Parliament's newly formed pesticide committee (PEST).

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