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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 response to French president Hollande comments on TTIP

Press release | May 3, 2016 at 15:30

Brussels – In response to comments by French president François Hollande and European politicians following the release of confidential TTIP documents, Greenpeace EU director Jorgo Riss said:

TTIP leaks update: Greenpeace response to Commission statements

Press release | May 2, 2016 at 17:35

Brussels, 2 May 2016 – In response to the European Commission’s statements on the TTIP leaks and a blog post by EU trade commissioner Cecilia Malmström, Greenpeace EU director Jorgo Riss said:

Leaked TTIP documents released

Press release | May 2, 2016 at 11:51

Greenpeace EU press briefing – 14:30 – Residence Palace, Brussels Brussels, 2 May 2016 – Today Greenpeace Netherlands released secret documents from the EU-US TTIP negotiations, which is publicly available at www.ttip-leaks.org from 11:00...

#TTIPleaks: confidential TTIP papers unveil US position

Press release | May 1, 2016 at 19:00

Brussels, 1 May 2016 – Greenpeace Netherlands has obtained 248 pages of leaked Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiating texts [1], which will be published on Monday 2 May at 11:00 CET. The documents unveil for the first...

TTIP: EU and US show signs of desperation, Greenpeace

Press release | April 24, 2016 at 9:15

Brussels – Growing opposition to a transatlantic trade deal (TTIP) and faltering negotiations mean talks cannot be wrapped up anytime soon, said Greenpeace as EU and US politicians attempt to show renewed resolve for a deal. Outgoing US president...

Commission fails to regulate new GMOs after intense US lobbying

Press release | April 21, 2016 at 10:08

Brussels – The European Commission has shelved a legal opinion confirming that a new breed of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) must undergo rigorous safety testing and labelling. This follows intense lobbying by the US government.

EU Parliament backs glyphosate restrictions

Press release | April 13, 2016 at 14:34

Brussels/Strasbourg – MEPs have backed restrictions on the use of glyphosate – the world’s most used weedkiller – and a shortening of its licence, amid rising health concerns.

Flawed Commission analysis backs new subsidies for obsolete power plants

Press release | April 13, 2016 at 14:13

Brussels – The European Commission today published preliminary findings of its inquiry into public funding schemes for power plants, known as “capacity mechanisms”. The seriously flawed analysis backs these subsidies, which use taxpayers’ money...

Glyphosate licence renewal suspended in light of health concerns

Press release | March 8, 2016 at 11:19

Brussels – A national experts’ vote on the European Commission’s plan to grant a new 15-year lease to the herbicide glyphosate was cancelled today, as several countries raised concerns over cancer warnings by the World Health Organisation (WHO) [1].

Environment ministers surprise Commission with support for higher EU 2030 carbon target

Press release | March 4, 2016 at 14:46

Brussels, 4 March 2016 – Environment ministers meeting in Brussels today have joined calls for the EU to increase its 2030 carbon target. On Wednesday, the European Commission failed to recommend a review of the EU’s target to match commitments...

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