Welcome to the Greenpeace European Unit

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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Biodiesel tested: How Europe’s biofuels policy threatens the climate

Publication | July 19, 2011 at 0:01

Greenpeace tested diesel at filling stations across Europe in 2011, discovering worrying amounts of rainforest-destroying biofuels.

Turning the tide on European overfishing (also available in French and Spanish)

Publication | July 12, 2011 at 9:00

An accessible nine page booklet explaining Europe's role in ocean distruction and the need for fisheries reform.

Herbicide tolerance and GM crops - why we should round up glyphosate

Publication | June 30, 2011 at 11:31

This report demonstrates the adverse human and animal health impacts of popular glyphosate pesticides and the need for a safety review.

Sharing the costs and benefits of green technology in Europe

Publication | June 29, 2011 at 13:22

This report, based on the efforts of two leading environmental policy insitutes, shows that the cost-efficient potential for further emission reductions, towards a 30 percent climate target, is unevenly spread across the 27 EU Member States.

Polish presidency: make it green, not greenwash

Publication | June 28, 2011 at 15:22

Greenpeace's demands of the 2011 Polish EU presidency, focusing on fisheries, climate, energy and agriculture.

The Dark Side of Volkswagen

Publication | June 28, 2011 at 12:17

A report revealing how, despite promoting a green image, VW is opposing climate policies needed to drive cleaner technology in the car sector, save drivers money and help reduce Europe's dependence on oil.

The Truth behind the CAP

Publication | June 22, 2011 at 14:56

Thirteen two-page factsheets on the need for CAP reform, endorsed by a wide coalition of organisations.

Genetically modified crops: No solution to hunger, climate change and biodiversity loss

Publication | June 14, 2011 at 13:27

A concise briefing on the major problems with genetically modified crops and why they are no solution to the problems of food security, climate change and biodiversity loss.

Why GM crops whose EU authorisation is pending have to be re-assessed by EFSA

Publication | June 11, 2011 at 16:54

This briefing explains why the genetically modified (GM) crops Bt11, 1507, MON810 and NK603, pending for authorisation to be cultivated in Europe, have to be sent back to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) for a rigorous completion of...

Hidden Consequences - The costs of industrial water pollution on people, planet and...

Publication | May 25, 2011 at 15:53

Industrial pollution is a severe threat to water resources around the world, particularly in the Global South where the view prevails that pollution is the price to pay for progress. The only way to address these hidden dangers in our water is...

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