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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

 

Greenpeace comment on One Planet climate summit

Press release | December 12, 2017 at 20:00

Paris/Brussels – A climate summit hosted by French president Emmanuel Macron on the second anniversary of the Paris climate agreement has ended with a surprise commitment from the World Bank but no major announcements from governments.

Commission rejects demands of #StopGlyphosate citizens’ initiative

Press release | December 12, 2017 at 17:10

Brussels – The European Commission has issued its formal response to the #StopGlyphosate European Citizens Initiative (ECI).

Bee-killing pesticides dangerous even when used in greenhouses, new research

Press release | December 11, 2017 at 9:21

Brussels/Exeter – Bees and other wildlife are exposed to neonicotinoid pesticides even if they are used only inside greenhouses, a new study published today by Greenpeace Science Unit reveals.

Greenpeace Netherlands leaks EU-Mercosur trade papers

Press release | December 7, 2017 at 9:30

Amsterdam/Brussels - Greenpeace Netherlands has released 171 pages of previously undisclosed documents from secret talks for an EU-Mercosur trade agreement.

EU farming reform plan overlooks impact of meat sector, Greenpeace

Press release | November 29, 2017 at 12:51

Brussels – On the eve of a major reform of European Union farming rules, the European Commission has glossed over the growing environmental and health impact of the industrial meat and dairy sectors, warned Greenpeace.

EU Parliament backs people-powered renewables but aims too low

Press release | November 28, 2017 at 10:30

The European Parliament’s energy committee voted today to recognise the right of Europeans to produce and sell their own renewable electricity.

EU to renew glyphosate licence, ignoring concerns

Press release | November 27, 2017 at 16:34

Brussels – A qualified majority of European governments voted to approve the European Commission’s plan to grant a five-year unrestricted licence to glyphosate, a widely used weedkiller that has been linked to cancer and environmental harm.

Media Advisory: European Parliament and #StopGlyphosate coalition to challenge...

Press release | November 20, 2017 at 11:01

Formal hearing for European Citizens’ Initiative at 3:30 pm CET today

EU governments reject Commission push for glyphosate

Press release | November 9, 2017 at 11:45

Brussels - European governments have again refused to support a European Commission plan to grant a shortened but unrestricted licence for glyphosate, Europe’s most widely used weedkiller that has been linked to cancer and environmental harm.

Commission shows narrow vision on renewable-powered shared mobility, Greenpeace

Press release | November 8, 2017 at 13:00

Brussels – A package of policy measures for the transport sector released by the European Commission fails to deliver an ambitious vision of shared mobility powered by renewable energy, said Greenpeace.

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