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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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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.

Greenpeace comment on Commission’s proposal to fund nuclear research

Press release | May 17, 2016 at 10:30

Brussels – Following 'Der Spiegel' article [1] about a leaked new EU proposal to fund nuclear energy research, Greenpeace EU energy policy adviser Bram Claeys said:

Industry ties raise questions about UN body assessing glyphosate cancer risk

Press release | May 16, 2016 at 13:13

Brussels – The FAO /WHO Joint Meeting on Pesticide Residues (JMPR) released an assessment today, which concludes that the controversial weedkiller glyphosate is “unlikely to pose a carcinogenic risk to humans from exposure through the diet” [1].

Greenpeace comment on EU trade Council

Press release | May 13, 2016 at 16:10

Brussels – EU trade ministers meeting in Brussels today agreed to allow national parliaments to vote on an EU-Canada trade agreement (CETA). However, the European Commission wants the agreement to come into force before national parliament...

EU presidency denies public access to trade Council CETA and TTIP talks

Press release | May 13, 2016 at 8:50

Brussels – The Dutch EU Council presidency has turned down a request to publicly broadcast today’s ministerial talks in Brussels on EU-US (TTIP) and EU-Canada (CETA) trade agreements. EU trade ministers will discuss whether national parliaments...

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:

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