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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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Study on energy costs and subsidies in the European Union

Publication | October 1, 2014 at 17:00

This letter was addressed by Greenpeace EU and WWF to European Commission Vice-President Günther Oettinger on 1 October 2014, expressing concern that a planned review of costs and subsidies in the energy sector could be delayed beyond his term as...

Memorandum on the incompatibility of state aid to Hinkley Point C with the internal...

Publication | September 24, 2014 at 10:16

State aid to the Hinckley Point C new nuclear power station – violation of Article 8 (1) of Directive 2009/72/EC – incompatibility with the internal market.

Stronger Together

Publication | September 17, 2014 at 11:15

This policy paper, prepared by CAN Europe, WWF and Greenpeace, evaluates the investment support and solidarity mechanisms currently in operation as part of the EU’s 2020 climate and energy package.

Dirty Deals - report

Publication | July 17, 2014 at 9:30

The EU and the US are currently the world’s largest trading blocs and, if agreed, the TTIP would be the world’s largest free-trade agreement. EU and US negotiators have repeatedly stated that they aim to make the TTIP a “gold standard” agreement,...

Media briefing: draft EU plan misses out on huge potential to cut energy imports, report

Publication | June 25, 2014 at 8:00

Strong EU commitments on renewable energy and energy efficiency could reduce the need for imports by 45 per cent by 2030 compared to the EU’s existing plans, according to a new report released today. The report comes as EU leaders prepare to meet...

Towards low-impact and socially sustainable fishing

Publication | June 11, 2014 at 9:45

The recent CFP reform has delivered substantial progress, in particular in relation to provisions on stock and fleet management and the allocation of fishing opportunities. However, its success will critically rely on the political will of...

Italian presidency to tackle EU energy future and genetically modified crops

Publication | June 6, 2014 at 12:33

Italy will take over the six-month presidency of the council of the European Union in July 2014. During these months, a number of important environmental and energy issues will be at the heart of European politics.

Media briefing on the Commission’s energy security strategy

Publication | May 28, 2014 at 8:30

The Ukraine crisis has once again highlighted Europe’s vulnerability to energy import disruptions. There is a risk that, as in 2006 and 2009, gas imports from Russia through Ukraine could drop or dry up completely. These imports represent over...

Energy lunch debate

Publication | May 21, 2014 at 11:09

Greenpeace organises a lunch debate where experts, policymakers and stakeholders will debate the future of EU's energy security, addressing in particular the measures the EU could take to reduce its dependency on energy imports.

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