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EU parliament fisheries committee backs fleet subsidies that could fuel overfishing

Press release | July 10, 2013 at 13:00

Brussels – As part of a wide-ranging reform of EU laws regulating the fishing sector, the European Parliament's fisheries committee has voted today on a plan to review rules on subsidies for fishing. It endorsed a use of taxpayers’ money which...

European Parliament supports temporary Emissions Trading Scheme fix

Press release | July 3, 2013 at 13:41

Brussels - Greenpeace welcomes today’s vote in the European Parliament to support a stronger than expected fix to the EU’s ailing carbon market, but warns that the plan will have only a temporary effect. Without further structural changes, such...

Commission-funded report blames Europe for global forest destruction

Press release | July 2, 2013 at 12:00

Brussels – Europe leads the industrialised world in driving global deforestation, according to an independent report released today by the European Commission [1]. European consumption of goods led to a forest loss of at least nine million...

German manoeuvring succeeds in blocking deal on EU car CO2 standards

Press release | June 27, 2013 at 15:41

Brussels - The German government has succeeded in delaying the approval of an EU agreement on CO2 emission standards for cars reached on Monday. Following the personal intervention of German chancellor Angela Merkel late on Wednesday night, a...

EU legislators give in to German bullying on car efficiency standards

Press release | June 24, 2013 at 22:50

Brussels – German car-makers could secure a two or three-year delay in carbon emission standards for cars sold in Europe in 2020, warned Greenpeace. EU negotiators meeting in Brussels agreed to widen proposed loopholes to please makers of...

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