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The Greenpeace European Unit is based in Brussels, where we monitor and analyse the work of the institutions of the European Union (EU), expose deficient EU policies and laws, and challenge decision-makers to implement progressive solutions.

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The Europe we want: just, sustainable, democratic and inclusive

Publication | March 23, 2017 at 12:30

As we mark the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome, we have a momentous opportunity to take stock of how far Europe has come – and how far we still have to go in order to offer a sustainable and prosperous future to everyone in Europe. It is...

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.

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...

The EU glyphosate timeline

Publication | February 8, 2017 at 4:52

Campaigners and activists met in Brussels and other European cities (Madrid, Rome, Berlin and Paris) today to launch a European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) to ban glyphosate, reform the EU pesticide approval process, and set mandatory targets to...

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:

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