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Commission prepares to authorise three GM maize varieties

Publication | January 24, 2017 at 14:43

Brussels - The European Commission and a handful of EU governments want Europe to grow more genetically modified (GM) crops. In the coming months, they want to authorise the cultivation of two GM maize varieties (DuPont Pioneer’s 1507 and...

Joint NGO letter to Commissioner Andriukaitis on bee-harming pesticides

Publication | December 5, 2016 at 15:42

In a letter sent today, Greenpeace, Pesticide Action Network Europe and Bee Life asked EU health Commissioner Andriukaitis to end the EU licences for these four pesticides (imidacloprid, clothianidin, fipronil and thiamethoxam) without delay.

How does CETA stand up to S&D’s ten progressive principles for trade?

Publication | November 30, 2016 at 10:56

As the European Parliament prepares for a crucial vote on the EU-Canada trade and investment protection deal (CETA), the group of socialists and democrats MEPs (S&D) has released a list of “ten progressive principles for a new era of trade...

Commission risks putting renewable energy transition in the hands of reluctant power...

Publication | November 28, 2016 at 8:06

On 30 November, the European Commission will release a package of draft legislation to help fulfil EU commitments under the Paris global climate change agreement. Read more here:

Greenpeace letter to the European Commission on Hungarian nuclear regulator plan

Publication | November 21, 2016 at 16:09

Please click on the link below to read the full letter.

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...

CETA spin unspun

Publication | October 26, 2016 at 15:05

Resistance to the EU-Canada trade deal, CETA, in Belgium and on the streets of Europe has shone a spotlight on concerns over Europe’s trade policy. In their efforts to promote CETA to the public, some politicians are resorting to half-truths,...

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...

Investor protection in CETA

Publication | October 1, 2016 at 11:30

Back in 2015, the European Parliament (EP) mandated the Commission to ensure a number of reforms in the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the EU and Canada. Early in 2016, it was announced that a ‘legal review’ of CETA...

Commission to seek approval for three GM maizes

Publication | September 28, 2016 at 14:08

The European Commission and a handful of EU governments want Europe to grow more genetically modified (GM) crops. In the coming months, they want to authorise the cultivation of two GM maize varieties (DuPont Pioneer’s 1507 and Syngenta’s Bt11),...

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