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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.

The latest updates

 

NGOs call for debate on how to put science at the heart of EU politics

Press release | August 19, 2014 at 8:30

Brussels - Scientific advice should be transparent, objective and independent, and there should be more science and more diverse expertise available to the European Commission’s President, a coalition of 28 international and national NGOs wrote...

Commission scorecard shows Europe is still a market for illegal timber

Press release | July 31, 2014 at 11:40

Brussels - Four years after its adoption, the European law banning illegal timber (EUTR) is not yet fully implemented in nearly half of EU countries, according to a Commission assessment published yesterday [1].

Commission energy efficiency plan a gift to oligarchs

Press release | July 23, 2014 at 14:44

Brussels – Greenpeace has criticised a European Commission plan on energy efficiency released today for failing to respond to Europe’s energy import dependence and the challenge of climate change.

Activists protesting at EU summit released from police custody

Press release | June 27, 2014 at 16:07

Brussels – Thirty-five Greenpeace activists who took part in a protest against EU energy policies at an EU summit in Brussels this morning are being released by police after being held in custody for several hours. The climbers from six European...

Activists blame role of energy companies in EU’s ‘dangerous driving’ on energy security

Press release | June 27, 2014 at 8:48

Brussels – In a daring action during a summit of Europe’s most powerful political leaders in Brussels, activists have blamed Europe’s largest energy companies for fuelling the EU’s dependence on energy imports. Draft EU plans on energy would play...

Will EU leaders pick a winner… for energy security?

Press release | June 25, 2014 at 9:37

Brussels – As EU leaders consider measures to improve Europe’s energy security at a summit in Brussels, a new report has exposed European Commission plans as woefully inadequate to cut reliance on energy imports, said Greenpeace. The report...

EU energy ministers warm to 2030 efficiency target

Press release | June 13, 2014 at 13:30

Luxembourg/Brussels – Discussions between European energy ministers today in Luxembourg have revealed growing support for energy efficiency, said Greenpeace.

Member states agree on right to ban GMO cultivation at national level

Press release | June 12, 2014 at 8:30

Brussels – After three years of stalemate, environment ministers are expected to agree today on a draft law which allegedly gives EU countries the right to stop genetically modified (GM) crops from being grown on their land. Greenpeace warns that...

G7: no breakthrough on energy independence

Press release | June 5, 2014 at 15:05

Brussels – A meeting of the G7 ends today in Brussels with no breakthrough on the burning issue of energy independence. The leaders of the world’s most industrialised nations were grappling with the effects of the Ukraine crisis on European security.

G7 shouldn’t sacrifice European security to suit energy giants

Press release | June 4, 2014 at 9:00

Brussels – As the G7 meets in Brussels today to agree a response to the Ukraine crisis, Greenpeace warned the leaders of the world’s major industrial nations not to sacrifice Europe’s security and the climate for the benefit of the fossil fuels...

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