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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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EU Parliament opposes import of three herbicide-resistant GM crops

Press release | February 3, 2016 at 13:33

Brussels – Today, the European Parliament voted to oppose the import of three genetically modified (GM) soybeans into the European Union.

Concerns over the impacts of fish aggregating devices

Press release | January 27, 2016 at 16:50

Brussels - On 26 January 2016, two representatives from Greenpeace attended a meeting hosted by Ulrike Rodust, Member of the Socialists and Democrats (S&D) group in the European Parliament, about the use of fish aggregating devices in global tuna...

Parliament rejects ‘unlawful’ proposal to import pesticide-resistant GM maize to the EU

Press release | December 16, 2015 at 13:14

Brussels - Today, the European Parliament dealt another blow to the Commission over GM crops, objecting to the import of Monsanto’s Roundup Ready™ Liberty Link™ GM maize into the EU [1]. The Parliament said the decision to authorise the import of...

EU ministers sell out on promise to end overfishing

Press release | December 16, 2015 at 4:23

Brussels – Early on Wednesday morning, EU ministers reached a disappointing agreement on 2016 fishing quotas that endorses continued overfishing of stocks in the Northeast Atlantic and the North Sea [1].

MEPs plot Christmas jackpot for nuclear industry

Press release | December 15, 2015 at 8:40

Brussels – A European Parliament own-initiative report [1] that is due to be adopted this Tuesday afternoon could call for broad subsidies and state support for nuclear energy projects in Europe, warned Greenpeace. Pro-nuclear members of...

Europe’s fish stocks and fishing communities face further decline without strict...

Press release | December 14, 2015 at 10:06

Brussels - With more than 40 per cent of Atlantic and North Sea fish stocks assessed as overfished, EU ministers meeting today and tomorrow must set strict quotas for 2016 to end overfishing. Ministers are expected to conclude their work late on...

Greenpeace response to final climate deal and EU contribution

Press release | December 12, 2015 at 19:30

Paris/Brussels – Reacting to the Paris Agreement at the conclusion of COP21, Greenpeace International executive director Kumi Naidoo said:

Greenpeace calls for widening of EU investigation into Hungarian nuclear plant

Press release | November 19, 2015 at 12:33

Brussels – The European Commission has launched a formal investigation into the construction of two nuclear reactors at the Paks nuclear power station in Hungary over a suspected breach of EU rules [1]. Greenpeace has welcomed the move, but...

Commission snubs renewables in EU energy union

Press release | November 18, 2015 at 12:23

Brussels – Greenpeace has criticised a European Commission assessment of EU energy policies under the energy union heading for its lack of ambition on renewable energy.

EU whitewash on cancer risk from world’s most used weedkiller

Press release | November 12, 2015 at 11:48

Brussels – A report released today by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) could pave the way for EU re-approval of the world’s most used weedkiller – glyphosate – which has been linked to cancer by the World Health Organisation (WHO). The...

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