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Commission & Greek EU presidency present false hope on GM crop bans

Publication | March 3, 2014 at 10:17

On Monday 3 March, EU environment ministers will debate a draft law that the European Commission claims would give EU countries the right to ban GM crop cultivation on their territory, even if a crop has been approved at the EU level. The...

Briefing: Locked in the past

Publication | February 26, 2014 at 10:27

The EU climate and energy policy framework for 2030 will set the direction for Europe’s energy system until the middle of the century. The bloc has already adopted three targets for 2020: a 20 per cent reduction of carbon emissions, an increase...

Report: Locked in the past

Publication | February 26, 2014 at 9:53

Report

Delivering on the promise of sustainable fishing

Publication | February 18, 2014 at 11:56

A Greenpeace briefing on the future of EU Common Fisheries Policy

Oops! Commission does it again!

Blog entry by Andrea Carta, Marco Contiero | February 14, 2014

A la carte  approach to EU law on GM crops will come back to bite Following a fraught meeting of EU ministers on Tuesday, the European Commission looks set to push through the approval of a new genetically modified (GM) maize. It...

Predominant majority of EU governments set to oppose approval of GM maize

Publication | February 10, 2014 at 11:49

Ministers meeting at the general affairs Council in Brussels on 11 February 2014 will consider the authorisation for the cultivation of a genetically modified (GM) maize produced by agrochemical firm DuPont Pioneer and known as 1507. The EU’s own...

Request for Internal Review of Administrative Omission by the Commission to Submit to...

Publication | January 30, 2014 at 10:00

On behalf of Transport & Environment, Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth Europe (hereinafter “Applicants”), we submit this request for internal review (RIR) under Article 10 of the Aarhus Regulation1on the Commission’s administrative omission,...

Rebuttal of the Economist leader article on European climate policy (edition dated 25...

Blog entry by Mark Breddy | January 24, 2014

The two main conclusions drawn by The Economist article – that binding renewables targets don’t work and that the EU should put all its eggs in the carbon market basket – don’t stand up to scrutiny. There’s very strong evidence...

Flood of tar sands imports equivalent to adding 6 million cars to Europe’s roads – study

Publication | January 24, 2014 at 1:33

See our joint briefing on the study at the bottom of this page.

European Commission wearing emperor's new clothes in Davos

Blog entry by Kaisa Kosonen | January 22, 2014

Climate change returned to the agenda of the World Economic Forum in Davos this year. And I expect the all-too-familiar placatory phrases will be back as well: it is  very  urgent and  very  serious; it is getting worse, and  “we”  or ...

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