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13 EU countries back ban of bee-killing pesticides

Press release | March 15, 2013 at 15:00

Brussels – Government representatives from 13 EU countries have voted in favour of a temporary ban of three pesticides (neonicotinoids known as imidacloprid, clothianidin and thiamethoxam) that have been shown to harm bees. The vote follows...

Europe must ban bee-killing pesticides

Press release | March 14, 2013 at 9:00

Brussels, 14 March 2013 – EU government representatives are meeting today and tomorrow in Brussels to consider a partial ban of three neonicotinoids that have been shown to harm bees. Greenpeace urges European governments not to bow to pressure...

Commission acts on bee-killing pesticides but stops short of complete ban

Press release | January 31, 2013 at 11:30

Brussels – The European Commission will today ask EU member state representatives to consider imposing restrictions on certain pesticides because of their harmful effects on bees. Greenpeace welcomes the move by the Commission, which follows the...

Greenpeace comment - EU denies GM freeze

Press release | January 22, 2013 at 21:00

Brussels – Media reports have quoted a Commission spokesperson declaring that EU approvals of new GM crops are unlikely soon [1], but denying that the authorisation process was frozen [2].

Report: Sustainable Alternatives for Land-based Biofuels in the European Union

Publication | January 17, 2013 at 9:00

European countries are ramping up biofuel use in an effort to meet their obligations under EU objectives to decarbonise energy in the transport sector. But green transport targets for 2020 in the renewable energy directive (RED) and fuel quality...

Briefing: Sustainable Alternatives for Land-based Biofuels in the European Union

Publication | January 17, 2013 at 9:00

Report on sustainable alternatives for land-based biofuels in the European Union: Briefing materials

New report presents alternatives to harmful biofuels to decarbonise EU transport

Press release | January 17, 2013 at 9:00

Brussels – Europe can effectively replace oil with renewable energy in transport without resorting to harmful biofuels, according to a new report by Dutch research institute CE Delft [1], commissioned by environmental groups. The report,...

Greenpeace comment on EFSA study on effects of pesticides on bees

Press release | January 16, 2013 at 17:09

Brussels – A report released today by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) [1] has linked commonly used pesticides, known as neonicotinoids, to serious effects on bee populations. EFSA indicates “high risks” in the use of neonicotinoids and...

CE Delft additional memo

Publication | January 16, 2013 at 9:00

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