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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Biographies of the African fishermen visiting Brussels

Publication | April 19, 2011 at 14:44

A biosheet on African fishermen who visited Brussels in Spring 2011 to speak out against the environmental and social problems caused by European mega-trawlers.

Nuclear phase out - Europe can switch to renewables

Publication | April 11, 2011 at 16:06

A 3 page briefing outlining how Europe can rapidly phase-out nuclear power while increasing its climate target.

Arctic anxiety - BP, British foreign policy and the rush for polar oil

Publication | March 25, 2011 at 14:40

A report by UK pressure group Platform, with assistance from Greenpeace, looking at BP's race into Arctic oil exploration and secretive UK government help.

Case for 30 percent EU carbon target now unstoppable

Publication | March 8, 2011 at 16:29

A briefing on the environmental and business context surrounding the European Commission's 2050 low carbon roadmap publication.

Why Europe should strengthen its 2020 climate target

Publication | February 17, 2011 at 16:50

A report outlining the host of benefits European countries could gain by moving to a 30% carbon reduction target. Published by the Climate Action Network Europe.

Renewables key to growth

Publication | February 2, 2011 at 0:00

A 2 page briefing to accompany Europe's first energy summit. It gives facts and figures on the global boom in renewables and the need for European investment away from nuclear towards renewables.

The economic effects of a more ambitious EU carbon target in Hungary

Publication | January 21, 2011 at 16:34

A report on the costs and benefits for Hungary of moving to a 30 percent carbon target by 2020.

Energynautics Grids study

Publication | January 18, 2011 at 0:00

Battle of the Grids

Publication | January 18, 2011 at 0:00

A 32 page report outlining how Europe could switch to 100 percent renewables power and phase out dirty energy.

Legal opinion on European Citizens' Initiative Dec 2010

Publication | December 9, 2010 at 0:00

Legal opinion on the European Citizens' Initiative from Prof. Dr. Ludwig Krämer

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