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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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New techniques of genetic engineering

Publication | March 16, 2016 at 17:08

The European Commission is considering whether genetically modified organisms (GMOs) that have been produced through a range of new techniques should be excluded from the European Union’s GMO regulations.

EU prepares to brush aside glyphosate herbicide safety concerns

Publication | March 3, 2016 at 13:54

On 8 March, a meeting of EU government experts in Brussels is expected to support the European Commission’s proposal to grant a new 15-year lease to glyphosate, the world’s most used weedkiller, despite World Health Organisation (WHO) cancer...

TTIP Q&A – unpacking EU-US trade talks

Publication | February 17, 2016 at 11:00

Find the answers to all these questions at the link below.

Paks nuclear project complaint on state aid

Publication | February 13, 2016 at 11:33

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From ISDS to ICS: a leopard can’t change its spots

Publication | February 12, 2016 at 9:00

This position paper illustrates Greenpeace’s position on the Commission proposal for an Investment Court System (ICS). The Commission presented the proposal at the end of 2015, after its initial approach to Investor-to-State Dispute Settlement...

Europe failing to use legal armoury against illegal logging

Publication | February 2, 2016 at 10:00

Brussels – In the coming weeks, the European Commission will adopt a report assessing the implementation and effectiveness of the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR), which became applicable in March 2013, and formulate recommendations about its next steps.

Gene-editing of plants – GM through the back door?

Publication | December 3, 2015 at 15:00

POLICY BRIEFING - Gene-editing techniques may be more precise than ‘traditional’ genetic engineering in their positioning of the intended alteration to genetic material. However, the newly created organisms can still display unexpected and...

One year gone, but a long road ahead for EU energy union

Publication | November 16, 2015 at 12:50

On 18 November, European Commission vice-president for the energy union, Maroš Šefčovič, will for the first time take stock of the EU’s progress on a number of energy files under the energy union heading and inform the Council on what policy...

Renewable energy: untapped fuel for Mediterranean economies

Publication | November 10, 2015 at 11:46

Despite being the sunniest region in Europe and having huge renewable potential, many Mediterranean countries overlook renewable energy in their struggle with debt, a stagnating economy and unemployment.

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