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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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Energy: a thorny issue for the EU summit

Publication | March 19, 2014 at 8:03

Top billing at this week's EU summit (20 and 21 March) will go to the crisis unfolding in Ukraine. Beyond immediate security concerns, developments in Crimea are likely to focus the minds of EU leaders on the need to strengthen the EU’s energy...

Report: Onboard Employment

Publication | March 18, 2014 at 15:00

European fisheries are facing an unsustainable situation in which previously rich, diverse fish stocks have been decimated, giving rise to an ecological, social and ultimately, economic crisis. Having depleted resources in European waters, the EU...

Commission & Greek EU presidency present false hope on GM crop bans

Publication | March 3, 2014 at 10:17

On Monday 3 March, EU environment ministers will debate a draft law that the European Commission claims would give EU countries the right to ban GM crop cultivation on their territory, even if a crop has been approved at the EU level. The...

Briefing: Locked in the past

Publication | February 26, 2014 at 10:27

The EU climate and energy policy framework for 2030 will set the direction for Europe’s energy system until the middle of the century. The bloc has already adopted three targets for 2020: a 20 per cent reduction of carbon emissions, an increase...

Report: Locked in the past

Publication | February 26, 2014 at 9:53

Report

Delivering on the promise of sustainable fishing

Publication | February 18, 2014 at 11:56

A Greenpeace briefing on the future of EU Common Fisheries Policy

Predominant majority of EU governments set to oppose approval of GM maize

Publication | February 10, 2014 at 11:49

Ministers meeting at the general affairs Council in Brussels on 11 February 2014 will consider the authorisation for the cultivation of a genetically modified (GM) maize produced by agrochemical firm DuPont Pioneer and known as 1507. The EU’s own...

Request for Internal Review of Administrative Omission by the Commission to Submit to...

Publication | January 30, 2014 at 10:00

On behalf of Transport & Environment, Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth Europe (hereinafter “Applicants”), we submit this request for internal review (RIR) under Article 10 of the Aarhus Regulation1on the Commission’s administrative omission,...

Flood of tar sands imports equivalent to adding 6 million cars to Europe’s roads – study

Publication | January 24, 2014 at 1:33

See our joint briefing on the study at the bottom of this page.

Q&A - renewables mythbuster

Publication | January 21, 2014 at 8:30

On 22 January, the European Commission will release a package of proposals on climate and energy policy for the EU. Among the proposals, the Commission is expected to table targets for the EU to cut carbon emissions and to increase the share of...

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