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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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Tackling fleet overcapacity - policy briefing

Publication | April 1, 2012 at 8:37

The size and capacity of the EU fleet is estimated to be 2 to 3 times above the sustainable level in a number of fisheries, according to European Commission figures.1 This overcapacity drives overfishing, causing environmental harm and making the...

Briefing on the European Citizens' Initiative

Publication | March 27, 2012 at 8:00

A concise two page briefing on the European Citizens' Initiative.

Linking car industry restructuring to environmental goals

Publication | March 26, 2012 at 15:57

A joint NGO letter urging European Commission president Barroso to follow the US in linking any aid to the auto industry with fuel efficiency improvements.

The Price of Plunder

Publication | February 27, 2012 at 15:51

The fundamental problem facing Europe’s fishing industry is overcapacity: its fleet is catching far more than current fish stocks can bear. Under the broken governance of the European Common Fisheries Policy (CFP), Europe’s waters have been...

Beyond a 20% climate target - briefing on draft Commission working paper

Publication | January 30, 2012 at 12:01

A two page briefing prepared by Climate Action Network Europe, WWF and Greenpeace, outlines our response and recommendations to the Commission working paper 'Analysis of options to move beyond 20% greenhouse gas emission reductions: Member State...

Danish EU presidency - Greenpeace priorities for the environment

Publication | January 9, 2012 at 12:39

Denmark will take the helm of the Council of the European Union from January 2012 at a crucial time for the future of Europe and its citizens. As government cuts start to bite and the debt and Euro-zone crises unfold, Europeans continue to be...

EU 2050 energy roadmap – Greenpeace analysis

Publication | December 15, 2011 at 9:26

Our power stations and electricity networks are old and need upgrading. Replacing them will cost money, but what should European governments invest in? Clean energy or conventional fuels? The EU 2050 energy roadmap, which the Commission released...

Preliminary Reaction to the Commission’s proposal for a future EU Maritime and...

Publication | December 9, 2011 at 16:50

A joint reaction by seven green NGOs to the European Commission’s proposal for a future EU Maritime and Fisheries Fund.

Claims versus reality: How the European car lobby proved itself wrong

Publication | December 2, 2011 at 9:00

When policy makers discussed the EU’s first ever mandatory CO2 emission standard for cars in 2006–2008, individual car companies and their lobby group, ACEA (the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association), lobbied hard to stop the...

Block the revolving door: why we need to stop EU officials becoming lobbyists

Publication | November 24, 2011 at 18:07

This new ALTER-EU report urges greater transparency and stricter rules to prevent Commission officials going through the revolving door into lucrative lobby jobs in the private sector.

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