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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.

The latest updates

 

Open letter to the Presidents of Council, Commission and Parliament on VW scandal

Publication | November 9, 2015 at 9:00

Several NGOs address the presidents of the Council, the Commission and the European Parliament to take action on the VW scandal.

Letter to vice president Timmermans about Commission meetings with unregistered lobbyists

Publication | November 4, 2015 at 17:45

From the Alter-EU Transparency Alliance

Glyphosate – need for a robust and credible scientific assessment of carcinogenicity

Publication | October 30, 2015 at 9:36

In the coming months, the EU will decide whether the world’s most used herbicide, glyphosate, which the WHO has recently linked to cancer, should still be used in the EU. The EU’s chemicals’ agency (ECHA), as well as the EU’s food safety...

Comments on the EC communication on the state of stocks and fishing opportunities for...

Publication | October 2, 2015 at 16:23

The European Commission communication on the state of fish stocks in Europe is an annual opportunity to evaluate progress and deficiencies in the efforts to recover fish populations to a sustainable state.

Maximum sustainable yield (MSY) legal briefing

Publication | September 30, 2015 at 10:55

This briefing analyses the provisions in Article 2(2) of the CFP Regulation (1380/2013) and explains the scientific rationale for imposing an obligation to limit exploitation rates below the FMSY reference point.

US Court annuls market approval for sulfoxaflor

Publication | September 17, 2015 at 15:00

Dear Commissioner Andriukaitis, We are writing to draw your attention to a recent judgment last week by a United States (US) Appeals Court. In this judgment, the Court decided to cancel the approval granted by the US Environmental...

480 organisations call on EU Parliament to reject EU-US trade deal

Publication | July 5, 2015 at 18:00

This open letter was sent to members of the European Parliament ahead of a vote on 8 July that will affect forthcoming negotiations on an EU-US trade agreement.

Don't cap renewables and efficiency

Publication | June 16, 2015 at 14:08

"The European Council’s guidance from last year for 2030 targets for renewable energy and energy efficiency falls far short of the EU’s potentials. [...] Upcoming EU legislation must be used to meet the full potentials of renewables and efficiency."

EU countries fail to support sustainable and low impact fishing

Publication | May 29, 2015 at 17:06

The Common fisheries policy (CFP) has been in force for almost a year and a half now. It has delivered substantial progress on paper, but its success relies on the will of national governments to apply these rules back home. Greenpeace has looked...

Trading in chaos

Publication | May 26, 2015 at 10:00

The report details two years of investigations into one major company, Cotrefor, that is logging illegally, breaking social contracts with communities and undermining a number of trade regulations with its timber export worldwide to the EU, US,...

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