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EU must learn from CETA shambles

Blog entry by jriss | October 29, 2016

From Wall Street to the City of London, the proponents of unbridled market power breathed a collective sigh of relief on Thursday, as the EU looked set to revive a controversial agreement on trade and investor rights with Canada. The...

The Commission's next home-made PR disaster

Blog entry by franziska achterberg | October 10, 2016

Despite Brexit and despite repeated talk of bringing Europe closer to its citizens, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is about to alienate Europeans further. He is planning to authorise three GM crops for cultivation in...

Chernobyl's children of hope

Blog entry by Andrey Allakhverdov | April 26, 2016

The word nadeshda means hope in Russian. The Nadesha rehabilitation centre was founded to give hope to children living in towns and villages contaminated by the Chernobyl disaster. Thousands of children across Belarus have...

15 things you didn't know about Chernobyl

Blog entry by Céline Mergan | April 26, 2016

*To commemorate Chernobyl 30th anniversary, Greenpeace activists placed 2000 lamps at the feet of the Atomium building in Brussels, Belgium, to create the image of a radiation symbol turning into a windmill, representing clean energy...

Belgium kicks the coal habit

Blog entry by mathieu soete | April 1, 2016

At long last, Belgium has shed the yoke of coal. On 30 March the last tonnes of the dirty energy source were burned in the Langerlo power plant, ushering in the long overdue end of a carbon intensive era. After Cyprus,...

EU deal with Turkey the latest failure in refugee response

Blog entry by Alexandra Messare | March 15, 2016

No fence is strong enough to forever hold back the tide of human hope. One way or another, the fence will be brought down, breached or circled and the same is true today across Europe – thousands of refugees will not be denied safe...

Fukushima nuclear disaster: five years on and no end in sight

Blog entry by Junichi Sato | March 11, 2016

I’ve joined the Rainbow Warrior crew and a research team to investigate the marine impacts of radioactive contamination from the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster. It was on this day, five years ago when a tsunami,...

EU: from climate champion to climate slacker?

Blog entry by sebastian mang | February 29, 2016

When meeting in March , European environment ministers must decide on a timeline for swift ratification of the Paris deal, and on a pathway to bring the EU in line with its Paris pledge. Europe must take charge and not allow its...

TTIP is not about trade, it's about us

Blog entry by Susan Cohen Jehoram | February 22, 2016

European and American trade negotiators have a tough week ahead of them. They are meeting behind closed doors to negotiate a new Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) We want to put an end to these negotiations...

New GM food could end up on your plate untested and unlabelled

Blog entry by franziska achterberg | January 20, 2016

After two decades of commercial use, Europeans still  can’t stomach genetically modified (GM) food. But their producers may have found a way to bypass public opposition and safety regulation. A new range of GM plants and animals...

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