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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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Briefing: The case for 2025 targets for CO2 emissions from cars and vans

Publication | January 10, 2013 at 9:00

The EU has set a legally-binding target for new cars to emit no more than 95 grammes of CO2 per kilometre (g/km) by 2020. The target for vans is 147g/km. In July 2012, the European Commission announced its proposals on how these targets should...

Green NGO letter to Taoiseach Enda Kenny on the Irish EU presidency

Publication | December 10, 2012 at 10:57

Letter on behalf of the Green 10.

energy [r]evolution

Publication | October 24, 2012 at 11:00

The 2012 EU Energy [R]evolution report, carried out for Greenpeace and the European Renewable Energy Council by the German National Centre for Aerospace, Energy and Transport Research, demonstrates how Europe would gain nearly half a million...

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...

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