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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

UPDATED 23 June 2016

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,...

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.

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,...

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