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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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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.

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.

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...

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...

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