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Entry into force of EU restrictions on the use of neonicotinoid insecticides...

Publication | November 28, 2013 at 13:00

Brussels - On 1 December 2013, the three neonicotinoid insecticides thiamethoxam (produced by Syngenta), imidacloprid and clothianidin (produced by Bayer), will be subject to a partial two-year ban in the European Union (EU). The insecticides are...

Strong EU support for Arctic 30 does not go unnoticed

Blog entry by jdenblan | October 25, 2013

Parliaments in democracies the world over are places of vigorous discussion and sometimes fierce debate. Views on either side of the political spectrum are often radically divergent. With members from political parties in all of the...

MEP Arctic 30 Solidarity Statement

Publication | October 23, 2013 at 12:09

The European Parliament has called the charges against the Arctic 30 "disproportionate." It called on the Council and the European Commission to "take action to ensure the release of the detainees". Over one hundred MEPs from 21 countries and...

Canadian tar sands salesman comes to town

Blog entry by Franziska Achterberg | October 18, 2013

When Canada’s Prime Minister meets European Commission President Barroso today, one thing is sure: he will not only seal a trade deal with the man representing the world’s largest economic block, he will also try to dissuade President...

Green10 letter on Innovation in EU

Publication | October 17, 2013 at 15:22

A letter from the Green 10 to Mr Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament, Mr Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council and Mr Jose Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission

Briefing: Commission debate on State aid to nuclear

Publication | October 8, 2013 at 12:32

“The Commission should not issue guidelines for state aid to the nuclear sector; subsidising new nuclear plants creates unjustifiable market distortions and environmental risks. Furthermore, DG Competition lacks the experience and the knowledge...

Fixing EU biofuels policy

Blog entry by Sebastien Risso & Sini Harkki | September 9, 2013

The biofuel policy of the European Union is at a crossroads. Currently, an EU law mandates the use of biofuels largely made up of food crops that, instead of reducing emissions, have been shown to increase them. In trying to extinguish...

Debunking the Commission's claims on nuclear state aid

Blog entry by Andrea Carta | July 26, 2013

For the last week, the European Commission has been at pains to explain itself after leaked plans to change EU rules and allow European countries to provide direct state aid to nuclear power came under heavy fire. Chancellor...

Exclusive: Leaked nuclear state aid proposals spark controversy

Blog entry by Mark Breddy | July 19, 2013

The European Commission is facing controversy over plans to change existing rules and allow member states to provide direct state aid to nuclear power. The plans leaked to German newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung and seen by Greenpeace...

European Commission attempts to open door for subsidies to nuclear energy

Feature story | July 19, 2013 at 10:53

The European Commission is due to release new draft guidelines for subsidies in the fields of the environment and energy. The guidelines, which are being agreed internally by the Commission over the course of the summer, will be put to a public...

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