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Open letter to Tusk, Juncker and Tajani on EU-China summit

Publication | May 3, 2017 at 11:11

Greenpeace wrote to EU Council president Donald Tusk, European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker and European Parliament president Antonio Tajani calling on them to use the EU-China summit to lead on action against climate change.

Open letter to Juncker and Timmermans requesting active intervention in support of...

Publication | April 11, 2017 at 15:51

Leading civil society organisations in Europe have written to Commission President Juncker and Vice-President Timmermans to request your active intervention in In view of the situation in Hungary.

Open letter to Commission President Juncker on GMOs and democratic principles

Publication | April 11, 2017 at 10:49

National governments did not support the approval of three genetically modified (GM) maize crops for cultivation in Europe for the second time. The European Commission must now take the final decision. However, it is not obliged to approve them.

Hungary and the freedom I stand for

Blog entry by Katalin Rodics | April 9, 2017

In the winter of 2017, I received a call from a colleague about a small community in the Hungarian countryside, far from the busy streets of Budapest, that needed help. A Lutheran organisation had just launched a project with disabled...

EU at 60: the best is still ahead

Blog entry by Saskia Richartz | March 23, 2017

The dangers of nationalism and xenophobia are nothing new. It’s time to do our bit to shape the future of Europe. Lili, a gutsy woman with clear blue eyes, passed away last year at the fortunate age of 101. She looked barely...

Open letter to Commissioner Malmstrom on the proposed Multilateral Investment Court

Publication | March 15, 2017 at 14:40

Open letter to Commissioner Malmstrom, submitted to the public consultation on the proposed Multilateral Investment Court.

ECHA response heightens rather than alleviates conflict of interest concerns

Publication | March 9, 2017 at 10:38

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) is due to publish a safety assessment of glyphosate, a controversial weedkiller linked to cancer by the WHO. Twenty health and environmental organisations expressed concerns regarding conflicts of interest and...

Open letter on the independence and transparency of ECHA’s Risk Assessment Committee

Publication | March 7, 2017 at 10:18

20 health and environmental organisations wrote to the Executive Director of the European Chemicals Agency, Mr. Geert Dancet, to express concerns regarding conflicts of interest and transparency at the agency.

New techniques of genetic engineering

Publication | February 27, 2017 at 13:07

Biotechnology companies argue that genetically modified organisms (GMOs) that have been produced through a range of new techniques should be excluded from the European Union’s GMO regulations.

Joint letter on changes to EU decision-making concerning health, agriculture and food

Publication | February 13, 2017 at 13:18

Five environmental, health and agriculture organisations (Friends of the Earth Europe, Greenpeace, HEAL, IFOAM EU and Pesticide Action Network Europe) wrote to EU Commission President Juncker to propose ways to improve the EU decision-making...

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