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Stepping up EU action to protect forests is not optional but the only way forward

Publication | May 27, 2016 at 11:33

Illegal logging and related trade remain persistent global problems despite the positive impacts of EU actions undertaken since 2004. A recent independent evaluation assesses the progress of EU action in tackling illegal logging since the launch...

Shorter EU licence would leave people and nature exposed to dangers of glyphosate,...

Publication | May 18, 2016 at 9:30

At a meeting on 18 and 19 May, EU government representatives are expected to decide whether or not to renew the EU licence of a controversial herbicide known as glyphosate, which scientists have linked to cancer.

Gene-editing – questions and answers

Publication | April 25, 2016 at 14:42

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Commission fails to regulate new GMOs after intense US lobbying

Publication | April 21, 2016 at 10:01

The European Commission has shelved a legal opinion confirming that genetically modified organisms (GMOs) produced through gene-editing and other new techniques fall under EU GMO law, following pressure from the US government. A series of...

Complaint to the European Commission concerning alleged breach of Union law

Publication | April 19, 2016 at 14:00

Seven Polish and international NGOs lodged a complaint with the European Commission as Polish minister breaches EU law and approves logging in Białowieża Forest

Joint NGOs letter to Commissioner Andriukaitis

Publication | April 11, 2016 at 14:55

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Tackling illegal logging, deforestation and forest degradation

Publication | March 30, 2016 at 10:00

This briefing is the contribution of a group of non-governmental organisations to the policy debate related to the evaluation of the European Union Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Action Plan, the review of the EU Timber...

New techniques of genetic engineering

Publication | March 16, 2016 at 17:08

The European Commission is considering whether genetically modified organisms (GMOs) that have been produced through a range of new techniques should be excluded from the European Union’s GMO regulations.

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