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What are pesticides doing in our eggs?

Blog entry by Christiane Huxdorff & Davin Hutchins | August 10, 2017

In case you missed the news this week, here’s what we know so far: during the first week in August, the Dutch food safety authority (NWMA) announced that they discovered tens of thousands of eggs contaminated with fipronil - a toxic...

NGO statement on deforestation

Publication | June 20, 2017 at 15:39

Forests are essential for life on earth. Three hundred million people worldwide live in forests and 1.6 billion depend on them for their livelihoods. Forests are the largest stores of carbon after oceans and provide habitat for 80 per cent of the...

Scenario for a Sustainable Europe for its Citizens

Publication | June 8, 2017 at 12:52

The Future of Europe is in the spotlight. History-shaping events over the last 12 months, including the UK's vote to leave the EU, constitutional crises in some member states, the emboldening of far-right political parties, the failure to...

Ten principles for trade

Publication | May 31, 2017 at 15:56

Globalisation affects all of us. The current global trade and investment regime imposes high social and environmental costs on people and planet. In many cases, governments favour trade over social and environmental standards, including...

Open letter to Tusk, Juncker and Tajani on EU-China summit

Publication | May 3, 2017 at 11:11

Greenpeace wrote to EU Council president Donald Tusk, European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker and European Parliament president Antonio Tajani calling on them to use the EU-China summit to lead on action against climate change.

Open letter to Juncker and Timmermans requesting active intervention in support of...

Publication | April 11, 2017 at 15:51

Leading civil society organisations in Europe have written to Commission President Juncker and Vice-President Timmermans to request your active intervention in In view of the situation in Hungary.

Open letter to Commission President Juncker on GMOs and democratic principles

Publication | April 11, 2017 at 10:49

National governments did not support the approval of three genetically modified (GM) maize crops for cultivation in Europe for the second time. The European Commission must now take the final decision. However, it is not obliged to approve them.

Hungary and the freedom I stand for

Blog entry by Katalin Rodics | April 9, 2017

In the winter of 2017, I received a call from a colleague about a small community in the Hungarian countryside, far from the busy streets of Budapest, that needed help. A Lutheran organisation had just launched a project with disabled...

EU at 60: the best is still ahead

Blog entry by Saskia Richartz | March 23, 2017

The dangers of nationalism and xenophobia are nothing new. It’s time to do our bit to shape the future of Europe. Lili, a gutsy woman with clear blue eyes, passed away last year at the fortunate age of 101. She looked barely...

The Europe we want: just, sustainable, democratic and inclusive

Publication | March 23, 2017 at 12:30

As we mark the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome, we have a momentous opportunity to take stock of how far Europe has come – and how far we still have to go in order to offer a sustainable and prosperous future to everyone in Europe. It is...

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