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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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Ocean Inquirer issue 4

Publication | September 28, 2012 at 13:06

In this issue 4th issue of Ocean Inquirer, Greenpeace exposes how a ruthless rush for sardines and anchovies has been driving their depletion.

Off Their Game

Publication | July 3, 2012 at 11:30

This report is a mid-term assessment of the environmental performance of the Barroso II European Commission, covering the period from early 2010 to mid-2012. It is issued by the Green10, a platform of environmental organisations active at EU...

Nuclear Stress Tests - flaws, blind spots and complacency

Publication | June 14, 2012 at 7:00

Greenpeace hired independent consultants to analyse the results of 'stress tests' carried out on nuclear plants in Europe. They came to some alarming conclusions, summarised in this briefing.

EU fisheries reform – call for action

Publication | June 12, 2012 at 9:00

Fisheries ministers in the European Union have been entrusted to work with the European Parliament to chart a new path for EU fisheries management that breaks with decades of short-sighted overexploitation of our seas and recovers fish...

Strengthening the EU emissions trading scheme and raising climate ambition

Publication | June 11, 2012 at 14:09

This Greenpeace / WWF report assesses the causes of the EU carbon market crunch and recommends policy options to repair it.

Fisheries Council: NGO open letter to ministers opposing CFP reform compromise

Publication | June 11, 2012 at 12:30

Dear ministers, 75% of European fish stocks are overexploited and almost one-third of fishing jobs in Europe have been lost in the last decade alone. This is the result of 30 years of mismanagement. You have been entrusted to work with the...

Poland: trapped by coal?

Publication | May 30, 2012 at 10:56

This briefing demonstrates that Poland’s coal-dependence is not a given, but a result of misguided energy policies and neglected opportunities to foster investment in energy efficiency and clean energy.

Cost of driving briefing

Publication | May 10, 2012 at 0:30

Greenpeace commissioned an independent expert to calculate the cost savings that drivers in 15 European states can expect if EU fuel efficiency legislation is implemented as-is, and if it is improved. This briefing accompanies the research to...

Fracking - the health and environmental NGO position

Publication | April 24, 2012 at 15:28

A joint statement by environment and health NGOs on hydraulic fracturing (fracking) for shale gas, shale oil and coal bed methane (CBM) in Europe.

Five–point plan for EU fisheries reform

Publication | April 24, 2012 at 14:20

Greenpeace and Oceans2012 set out their vision for a five point plan for a successful reform of the EU Common Fisheries Policy.

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