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Out of Balance - industry links in the European Parliament AGRI committee

Publication | May 24, 2018 at 7:00

For 56 years, European farming has been guided by the European Union’s common agricultural policy (CAP) and the subsidies it distributes to European farmers. The CAP currently accounts for almost 40 percent of the EU’s total budget – €59 billion...

Make or break for renewable energy in Europe

Publication | May 15, 2018 at 16:34

Greenpeace EU media briefing On 17 May, negotiators representing European governments, the European Parliament and the European Commission will hold crunch talks on Europe’s renewable energy laws. The talks will determine the EU's 2030...

EU moves closer to ban of three bee-killing neonicotinoid insecticides

Publication | April 26, 2018 at 13:00

On 27 April 2018, representatives of EU governments meeting in Brussels will vote on a European Commission plan to ban three neonicotinoid insecticides: Bayer’s imidacloprid and clothianidin, and Syngenta’s thiamethoxam. The Commission has based...

Investigation: How CAP promotes pollution

Publication | April 24, 2018 at 7:00

Subsidies from the European Union’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) are supporting some of Europe’s most polluting livestock farms, a Greenpeace investigation has revealed.

NGO letter to EU Parliament pesticide committee

Publication | April 13, 2018 at 15:30

We, along with 22 other NGOs, wrote to the European Parliament's newly formed pesticide committee (PEST).

Letter to EU presidents on animal farming

Publication | March 27, 2018 at 17:48

Europe's farming system heavily favours industrial agriculture and intensive meat and dairy farming.

Letter to EU Commissioners on the future of CAP

Publication | March 20, 2018 at 10:00

Environmental NGOs, farmers, food movements and animal welfare groups wrote to EU Commission First Vice-President Timmermans, and Commissioners Günther Oettinger, Jyrki Katainen, Karmenu Vella and Phil Hogan to voice concerns about the reform of...

NGO letter to President Juncker urging a ban on neonicotinoid pesticides

Publication | March 19, 2018 at 15:17

Over 50 NGOs wrote to European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, urging him to ban neonicotinoid pesticides without delay.

NGO statement on deforestation

Publication | February 7, 2018 at 10:22

All eyes on the European Commission, as crucial EU decision on deforestation due “in a matter of weeks”

Study: dangers of neonicotinoid use in greenhouses

Publication | December 11, 2017 at 8:59

Will the use of neonicotinoids in greenhouses continue to present a risk for bees and other organisms?

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