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Smoke & Mirrors - How Europe’s biggest polluters became their own regulators

Publication | March 5, 2015 at 8:30

The European Union is in the process of defining new standards limiting pollution from coal-fired power stations in the EU – a once-in-a-decade opportunity to clamp down on toxic emissions killing thousands of people every year.

Wide alliance calls on MEPs to protect Europe from EU-US trade deal threats

Publication | March 4, 2015 at 10:44

Over 350 organisations, including trade unions, consumer, environmental and civil rights organisations, from across Europe have called on EU decision-makers to protect citizens, workers and the environment from the threats posed by TTIP...

Putting climate action at the heart of the European energy union

Publication | February 20, 2015 at 11:58

On 25 February the European Commission is expected to release its plan for a European energy union. This non-legislative document will set out the Commission’s proposed priorities for EU energy and climate policy over the next two years.

EU fisheries policy implementation

Publication | February 11, 2015 at 13:12

The CFP, recently reformed in 2014, requires European countries to end overfishing, to better manage their national fishing fleets and to promote a shift towards selective and low-impact fishing methods. The new CFP has delivered substantial...

Open letter to the Commission on new genetic engineering methods

Publication | January 27, 2015 at 16:06

A coalition of eight NGOs wrote to EU Commissioner Andriukaitis flagging their concerns that the European Commission might consider exempting new genetic engineering techniques from GM rules. The signatories called on the Commission to reject any...

Submission to consultation on EU fisheries state aid guidelines

Publication | January 21, 2015 at 15:27

When public authorities, like national governments or the European Commission, invest public funds in the fisheries and aquaculture sectors, there is significant potential that these subsidies may directly or indirectly lead to more unsustainable...

EU Parliament to adopt new GM crop national opt-out law

Publication | January 12, 2015 at 12:17

MEDIA BRIEFING - On Tuesday, the European Parliament is expected to adopt a new law allowing EU countries to ban the cultivation of genetically modified (GM) crops. The law is expected to come into force in the coming weeks, after rubberstamping...

NGOs contest €39bn in free carbon emission allowances for industry

Publication | December 10, 2014 at 10:30

A coalition of leading environmental organisations has filed a request for an internal review with the European Commission, contesting the legality of its recent decision to continue granting free carbon emission allowances to industries under...

Smart breeding: The next generation

Publication | December 1, 2014 at 16:51

While genetic engineering is in the public spotlight but has progressed little, a silent transformation in conventional plant breeding has taken place through the use of marker assisted selection (MAS).

NGOs call on European fisheries ministers to end overfishing

Publication | November 27, 2014 at 17:33

On 15 and 16 December, European fisheries ministers meeting in Brussels will decide on 2015 fishing limits for fish stocks in the Atlantic Ocean. Over 130 organisations have signed a letter asking them to end overfishing.

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