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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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Neonicotinoids bigger threat to wild bees and other animals than previously thought

Press release | January 12, 2017 at 9:00

Brussels, 12 January 2017 – Neonicotinoid pesticides pose serious risks not only to honeybees, but also to many other species, according to a scientific review published today by Greenpeace.

EU Advocate General opinion on EU-Singapore deal has wide implications for EU trade...

Press release | December 21, 2016 at 12:40

Brussels, 21 December 2016 – In a landmark case that could affect the future of EU trade agreements, the Advocate General of the European Court of Justice has said that national parliaments should have the right to vote on a trade agreement...

Bee-harming pesticides should be banned following EFSA reports

Press release | December 6, 2016 at 15:38

Brussels, 6 December 2016 – The findings of new reports from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and a recent decision by the European Commission should result in a ban of four bee-harming pesticides, according to three environmental and...

EU lifeline to coal could derail renewable energy transition

Press release | November 30, 2016 at 13:15

Brussels, 30 November 2016 – A package of policy proposals released today by the European Commission threatens to derail efforts to accelerate the roll-out of renewables, while prolonging subsidies for coal, warned Greenpeace.

EU Parliament rejects opportunity to clarify legal status of CETA

Press release | November 23, 2016 at 13:00

Brussels - The European Parliament has rejected a resolution to refer the controversial investment protection system under an EU-Canada trade deal to the European Court of Justice (ECJ).

Landmark ECJ ruling: research on dangers of pesticides must be made public

Press release | November 23, 2016 at 12:24

Luxembourg/Brussels, 23 November 2016 – The European Court of Justice ruled today that safety tests conducted by the chemical industry and used by regulators to assess the dangers of pesticides must be disclosed. It argued that such research...

EU report shows it’s time to rethink trade deals that drive industrial farming

Press release | November 15, 2016 at 15:19

Brussels, 15 November 2016 – The EU should rethink international trade deals that drive industrial farming, said Greenpeace, following an EU report on the negative impacts of several trade agreements on European farmers [1].

EU and Canada sign doomed CETA trade deal

Press release | October 30, 2016 at 10:39

Brussels - The EU and Canada will today sign a controversial trade and investment protection agreement that could soon be consigned to the dustbin of history, warned Greenpeace.

Belgian agreement to trigger ECJ ruling on legality of CETA

Press release | October 27, 2016 at 16:30

Brussels – After ten days of frantic negotiations, Belgium is set to reach an internal political agreement on CETA, a controversial trade and investment protection deal between the EU and Canada. The Belgian agreement will now require the...

Controversial EU-Canada trade deal hangs by a thread

Press release | October 21, 2016 at 13:30

Brussels – The ratification of CETA, a controversial EU-Canada trade deal, has been thrown into disarray after EU heads of state and government could not agree to endorse it at a summit in Brussels.

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