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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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Murky Waters: hauling in the net on Europe’s high seas

Publication | February 1, 2006 at 0:00

This report presents some of the available data, exposing management and ownership links to Europe for 18 vessels in more detail. It stands to reason that from this information, one could verify which companies and/or countries are principally...

Marine reserves for the Mediterranean Sea

Publication | January 1, 2006 at 0:00

This Greenpeace report sets out the argument for the urgent establishment of a network of marine reserves across the Mediterranean Sea to safeguard its productivity, its marine life and its ecosystems for the many millions of people who rely on...

REACH at Council

Publication | December 12, 2005 at 0:00

Key features of the Presidency proposal explained.

Pioneer 1507 maize

Publication | December 1, 2005 at 0:00

Scientific briefing on Pioneer 1507 maize: 'EFSA fails again: insect resistant GM Bt maize 1507 (C/ES/01/01) should not be grown in Europe'.

'Next Steps on GMOs'

Publication | November 30, 2005 at 0:00

Briefing in advance of 'Next Steps on GMOs' debate at Environment Council, 2 December 2005. Greenpeace outlines the urgent ‘next steps’ needed to protect public health and the environment.

Swimming in Chemicals

Publication | November 3, 2005 at 0:00

European eels from 20 locations in 10 countries across Europe donated by members of the fishing and science community or purchased in local markets were found to contain varying levels of brominated flame retardants (BFRs) and/or polychlorinated...

REACH in brief

Publication | November 1, 2005 at 0:00

The essentials to the reform for chemicals planned by the EU

Black Holes in Deep Ocean Space: closing the legal voids in high seas biodiversity...

Publication | October 1, 2005 at 0:00

The international waters of the high seas are our common heritage. Most of the resources of this global commons are nonrenewable. A new UNCLOS implementing agreement needs to fill the gaping void in the current regime for the protection of marine...

Marketing and use restrictions for HFCs in small refrigerators and freezers

Publication | September 9, 2005 at 0:00

Under the proposed European Regulation on fluorinated gases (HFCs, PFCs and SF6), soon to undergo a second reading in the European Parliament, refrigeration equipment with under 3kg of refrigerant is not subject to any requirements. A report...

A Present for Life - Hazardous chemicals in umbilical cord blood

Publication | September 8, 2005 at 0:00

This study, conducted for Greenpeace and WWF-UK by Dutch laboratory TNO, analysed blood samples donated by a number of women and confirmed that hazardous chemicals are unwittingly passed from mother to child.

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