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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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Activists urge EU to go for 100% renewable energy

Press release | October 9, 2017 at 7:58

** High-res photo and video available at bit.ly/GP_9Oct17** Brussels – Climate change activists unfurled a giant banner in the centre of the Schuman roundabout in Brussels – just outside the headquarters of the European Commission, the...

CETA threatens food safety even before national parliaments sign off

Press release | September 20, 2017 at 10:34

On the eve of the preliminary application of the EU-Canada trade deal, CETA, Greenpeace warned of threats to food safety and agricultural standards.

Monsanto’s view of independent science copied into EU evaluations

Press release | September 15, 2017 at 14:30

Brussels, 15 September 2017 – According to media reports, large sections of the EU report evaluating the independent science on glyphosate’s potential risk to human health have been copied, word for word on many pages, from Monsanto’s application...

EU trade approach update

Press release | September 14, 2017 at 14:20

EU trade commissioner Malmström today published a package of proposals on trade and investment policy.

Giant weedkiller bottle torn down as Europe debates future of glyphosate

Press release | July 17, 2017 at 18:36

Brussels - Citizens toppled a giant glyphosate bottle at the Schuman roundabout outside the European Commission to symbolise the demand of over 1.3 million people across Europe calling for a ban of the controversial weedkiller [1].

EU-Japan trade deal smacks of corporate protectionism

Press release | July 5, 2017 at 18:24

Brussels - According to media reports, the European Commission and Japan have reached an agreement which closes negotiations on most parts of the EU’s biggest bilateral trade deal to date. The deal is the latest example of an EU trade policy that...

First pan-European field study confirms neonicotinoid pesticides harm bees

Press release | June 29, 2017 at 21:00

Exeter, 29 June 2017 - A major industry-funded field study [1] assessing the impacts of neonicotinoid pesticides clothianidin and thiamethoxam on honeybees and wild bees confirms that these chemicals harm these species. The study is due for...

Leaked trade papers

Press release | June 23, 2017 at 19:31

Brussels/Amsterdam, 23 June 2017 - Greenpeace Netherlands is releasing 205 pages of previously undisclosed chapters from secret talks for an EU-Japan trade agreement (known as JEFTA).

Tighten rules on subsidies for coal, says European Parliament draft plan

Press release | June 21, 2017 at 17:36

Rules governing subsidies for coal power plants should be tightened, according to a draft plan published today by MEP Krišjānis Kariņš. Kariņš said that so-called ‘capacity mechanisms’, whereby governments pay old coal and nuclear plants to stay...

More than one million Europeans stand up against glyphosate

Press release | June 15, 2017 at 10:28

Brussels, 15 June 2017 – Today, the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) to ban glyphosate, reform the EU pesticide approval process, and set mandatory targets to reduce pesticide use in the EU surpassed one million signatures.

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