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Commission plans to relax rules on GM crops in Europe

Press release | July 13, 2010 at 0:00

Brussels, International — The European Commission will announce today proposals to speed up the union’s genetically modified (GM) crop authorisation procedure. Member states are being promised the right to ban GM cultivation if they reduce their...

Energy Revolution report launch

Press release | July 8, 2010 at 0:00

Brussels, Belgium — Green energy can help Europe regain a competitive advantage in the international technology race, while cutting ballooning fuel costs, creating jobs and slashing carbon emissions. These are the findings of a new study...

EU bans illegal timber

Press release | July 7, 2010 at 0:00

Strasbourg, International — Europe will finally close its doors to the destructive illegal timber trade after agreeing far-reaching new legislation.

EU leaders agree non-binding energy efficiency target

Press release | June 17, 2010 at 18:51

Brussels, International — European leaders assembled in Brussels today for an EU summit agreed in principle to make Europe more energy efficient over the next decade. The leaders adopted a non-binding objective to make the EU energy system 20%...

EU prepares to ban illegal timber destroying forests around the world

Press release | June 16, 2010 at 0:00

Brussels, International — Greenpeace is pleased that after two years of difficult negotiations and seven years after the EU first planned to crack down on illegal timber pouring into the EU market, a ban now seems a step away.

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