Press releases 2018

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Stuck in 1957: EU court rejects challenge to state aid for Hinkley nuclear plant

Press release | July 12, 2018 at 10:14

The EU General Court has rejected a challenge by Austria and Luxembourg to a European Commission decision to allow UK state subsidies for the construction and operation of the Hinkley Point C nuclear plant.

EU court tells Germany to cut the crap

Press release | June 21, 2018 at 12:01

The Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) has ruled that Germany breached EU law by allowing manure runoff from farms to pollute water.

EU overturns barriers to rooftop revolution but renewable target falls short of...

Press release | June 14, 2018 at 6:50

Brussels – Solar panels could soon cover millions more rooftops in Europe, after the EU reached a deal on Wednesday to make it easier for households to play a part in the renewable energy transition, said Greenpeace.

Climate change activists call on EU energy ministers to unlock rooftop revolution

Press release | June 11, 2018 at 8:53

Luxembourg/Brussels - Climate change activists urged EU energy ministers meeting in Luxembourg to live up to their climate commitments and stop restricting the rights of people to produce and share their own renewable energy.

EU farming plan could spell disaster for environment, Greenpeace

Press release | June 1, 2018 at 11:56

The European Commission proposal for the new common agricultural policy (CAP) fails the environment and the climate, according to Greenpeace.

Investigation: Majority of EU Parliament agriculture committee linked to industry

Press release | May 24, 2018 at 7:00

A majority of MEPs on the European Parliament’s agriculture committee have strong links to the farming industry, Greenpeace research has revealed.

Out of Balance - industry links in the European Parliament AGRI committee

Publication | May 24, 2018 at 7:00

For 56 years, European farming has been guided by the European Union’s common agricultural policy (CAP) and the subsidies it distributes to European farmers. The CAP currently accounts for almost 40 percent of the EU’s total budget – €59 billion...

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...

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