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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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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.

Political concerns delay agreement on CETA

Press release | October 18, 2016 at 14:00

Luxembourg/Brussels – CETA, a controversial EU-Canada trade deal, has suffered another major political setback today, as EU ministers did not agree on its ratification at a meeting in Luxembourg. As the meeting got underway on Tuesday morning,...

Greenpeace calls on ministers to reject CETA and put people and planet first

Press release | October 18, 2016 at 8:00

Luxembourg/Brussels – As foreign affairs and trade ministers meet in Luxembourg to finalise their decision on the comprehensive economic and trade agreement with Canada (CETA), Greenpeace and other civil society organisations protested their...

Greenpeace comment on Walloon Parliament 'no' to CETA

Press release | October 14, 2016 at 13:51

Brussels – Commenting on the Wallonia Parliament’s vote opposing the signature of the comprehensive economic and trade agreement with Canada (CETA), the director of Greenpeace Belgium Vincent De Brouwer said:

Updated CETA declaration shows contempt for EU citizens and parliaments

Press release | October 11, 2016 at 15:00

Brussels – An updated version of the EU and Canada’s joint declaration on CETA fails to address fundamental problems with the trade deal, as the revision only concerns three minor changes, Greenpeace has said. Greenpeace has described the three...

Leaked EU-Canada joint declaration has legal weight of a holiday brochure, Greenpeace

Press release | October 6, 2016 at 11:27

Brussels – Greenpeace has slammed a joint EU-Canadian declaration meant to reassure critics of a controversial trade deal between the two blocs. Greenpeace described the document as a PR exercise devoid of any legal content.

Greenpeace comment on the European Parliament vote on the authorisation of three GM...

Press release | October 6, 2016 at 11:25

Brussels – Commenting on the vote cast by the European Parliament today about the Commission’s proposal to authorise three GM maize varieties for cultivation in Europe, Greenpeace EU food policy director Franziska Achterberg said:

People can power the Energy Revolution

Press release | September 26, 2016 at 10:47

Brussels – Over half of citizens in the European Union could be generating their own renewable electricity by 2050, according to new research released today.

Bratislava climber protest ends week of mobilisation against EU trade deals

Press release | September 23, 2016 at 12:00

Bratislava/Brussels – A daring protest high above the Slovak capital on Friday morning concluded an intense week of mobilisation across Europe against EU trade deals with Canada (known as CETA) and the US (known as TTIP). Greenpeace called on EU...

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