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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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209 pesticides used in the EU could endanger humans or environment

Press release | July 27, 2016 at 10:53

27 July 2016 – Greenpeace Germany today published an updated version of The EU Pesticide Blacklist [1]. This catalogue, developed by an independent expert, classifies all pesticides authorised in the European Union according to their potential...

Greenpeace: time to hit the stop button on TTIP

Press release | July 15, 2016 at 16:14

Brussels – As the 14th round of troubled EU-US trade talks comes to a close in Brussels, Greenpeace has challenged the EU to put people and the environment back at the heart of its political ambitions.

Rush to adopt EU-Canada trade deal would widen distrust in mainstream politics

Press release | July 5, 2016 at 16:28

Brussels – The accelerated application of an EU-Canada trade deal (CETA) - as proposed today by the European Commission - would increase distrust in mainstream politics and threaten democracy and environmental protection, warned Greenpeace. The...

Greenpeace comment on Commission extension of glyphosate licence

Press release | June 29, 2016 at 15:54

Brussels – The European Commission has extended a licence for glyphosate, a controversial weedkiller, until the end of 2017, when the European Chemicals Agency is expected to complete an assessment of glyphosate’s effects on human health and the...

Europe must reconnect with its people and values

Press release | June 28, 2016 at 11:36

Brussels - Solidarity, sustainability and peace are the answers to today’s challenges, said Greenpeace as EU leaders meet in Brussels today to discuss the aftermath of the UK referendum.

Commission must prepare glyphosate exit plan, Greenpeace

Press release | June 24, 2016 at 16:09

Brussels – Greenpeace has called on the European Commission to prepare a glyphosate exit plan, after an EU vote on the controversial weedkiller today cleared the way for the Commission to push through a temporary licence extension.

Greenpeace calls on Italy to reconsider position on EU-Canada trade deal

Press release | June 10, 2016 at 16:50

Brussels – Italy may be preparing to break ranks with other EU governments on the right for national parliaments to approve or reject a controversial trade deal between the EU and Canada (CETA). Greenpeace called on Italy to reconsider its...

Greenpeace comment: EU vote on glyphosate extension

Press release | June 6, 2016 at 12:17

Brussels – The European Commission has failed to secure sufficient support from EU governments for its proposal to extend a licence for glyphosate by up to 18 months. The outcome shows that governments remain sceptical about the continued use of...

Commission seeks glyphosate approval by another name

Press release | June 1, 2016 at 10:15

Brussels – The European Commission is seeking political backing to allow unrestricted use of controversial weedkiller glyphosate by labelling the decision as temporary, warned Greenpeace.

Greenpeace comment on EU glyphosate decision

Press release | May 19, 2016 at 11:50

Brussels – An EU vote scheduled for today in Brussels on the re-approval of a controversial weedkiller known as glyphosate has reportedly been postponed.

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