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Greenpeace granite shield protects unique marine life

Press release | August 10, 2009 at 0:00

Greenpeace activists sailed into Swedish waters today and began placing up to 180 granite rocks (1), each weighing between 0.5 and 3 tonnes, on the seabed in order to prevent bottom trawling in areas listed for European Union protection.

Europe's food agency accused of junk science

Press release | July 29, 2009 at 0:00

An opinion by Europe’s food agency advocating the safety of the only genetically modified (GM) crop grown in Europe is fundamentally flawed, according to a Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth Europe report. The report will form the basis of a...

EFSA green light on Monsanto GM maize sets up new clash between Commission and member...

Press release | June 30, 2009 at 0:00

Brussels, Belgium — The European Commission and EU member states are set to clash as the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is today expected to publish an opinion on the re-authorisation of Monsanto’s MON810 genetically modified (GM) maize,...

Greenpeace statement on environment Council

Press release | June 25, 2009 at 0:00

Brussels, Belgium — Today, environment ministers meeting in Luxembourg will rubber-stamp a Euratom Directive on Nuclear Safety. The law was meant to improve nuclear safety in Europe by setting EU-wide standards. However, the directive mainly...

Update on Commission lobby register: Only 24% of Brussels lobby organisations registered

Press release | June 22, 2009 at 16:34

Brussels, Belgium — Following an EU press briefing earlier today marking the first anniversary of the launch of European Commission lobby register, the Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER-EU) has published updated...

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