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NGOs and beekeepers take legal action to defend EU ban of bee-killing pesticides...

Press release | December 16, 2013 at 8:56

Brussels – Greenpeace International, Bee Life European Beekeeping Coordination and 4 other environmental and consumer organisations (Pesticides Action Network Europe, ClientEarth, Buglife and SumOfUs) are applying to intervene at the European...

Knockout blow for GM 1507 Maize as Court of Justice annuls authorisation of...

Press release | December 13, 2013 at 12:24

Brussels – Greenpeace welcomes today’s decision by the EU General Court annulling the authorisation of the controversial genetically modified (GM) potato in 2010. Given this ruling, Greenpeace calls on the European Commission to withdraw its...

Energy ministers delay reform of EU biofuel rules

Press release | December 12, 2013 at 12:06

Brussels – Energy ministers meeting in Brussels today increased EU biofuel policy uncertainty by delaying its reform. In doing so, they are failing in their duty to fix a policy which has a heavy toll on forests, climate and food security,...

European Parliament fails to ban destructive deep-sea fisheries and prevent overfishing

Press release | December 10, 2013 at 12:05

Brussels/Strasbourg – The European Parliament today rejected a phase-out of deep-sea bottom trawling and gillnetting, but endorsed other measures to reform some of the rules that govern deep-sea fishing. The Parliament also approved a fisheries...

Warning: temporary carbon market fix will not solve EU’s climate challenge

Press release | December 10, 2013 at 10:54

Brussels – Greenpeace welcomed the European Parliament’s final approval today of the ‘backloading’ proposal to temporarily curb the oversupply of allowances in the EU carbon market. However, this will only have a short-term impact. In fact, as...

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