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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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EU must not waste second shot to come good on climate change, Greenpeace

Press release | March 22, 2018 at 23:00

Brussels - Heads of government meeting in Brussels have asked the European Commission to review the European Union’s efforts on climate change in view of pledges made under the 2015 Paris climate agreement.

Greenpeace investigation: EU imports of Amazon timber tainted by widespread fraud in...

Press release | March 20, 2018 at 13:34

Brussels/Manaus, Brazil– A Greenpeace investigation has exposed widespread fraud in the Brazilian forestry sector, which may have allowed massive quantities of illegal timber to reach the EU. Under the EU timber regulation, importers are obliged...

Environment and health concerns ignored by EU agriculture ministers

Press release | March 19, 2018 at 14:19

A statement by European agriculture ministers on the EU’s common agricultural policy (CAP) ignores the impacts on public health and the environment, according to Greenpeace.

Commission study makes pressing case for EU action on deforestation

Press release | March 19, 2018 at 11:00

Brussels – A long awaited European Commission study, released late on Friday, lays out policy options for the EU to tackle the impact on global deforestation caused by the trade in crop and animal products like beef, soy and palm oil. [1] The...

Halve meat and dairy production to protect climate, nature and health

Press release | March 5, 2018 at 9:18

Global meat and dairy production and consumption must be cut in half by 2050 to avoid dangerous climate change and keep the Paris climate agreement on track, says a new Greenpeace report.

EFSA confirms pesticides danger to bees

Press release | February 28, 2018 at 11:05

Three widely used neonicotinoid pesticides are a danger to bees, according to a report released today by the European Food Safety Authority, EFSA.

European Parliament committee restricts controversial subsidies to coal, gas and...

Press release | February 21, 2018 at 10:22

Brussels - The European Parliament’s energy committee has proposed restrictions for controversial subsidies for energy utilities in its vote on the energy market reform. So-called capacity mechanisms - national subsidies to keep power plants on...

Greenpeace activists bare their lungs for clean air

Press release | January 30, 2018 at 8:02

Brussels – Nine Greenpeace activists baring their lungs on their chests demanded “Clean Air Now” outside a closed-door emergency meeting called by EU Environment Commissioner, Karmenu Vella.

European Parliament votes to increase renewable energy target

Press release | January 17, 2018 at 14:03

Strasbourg – Today the European Parliament voted to increase the EU’s 2030 renewable energy target to 35 per cent.

Energy ministers give Europeans coal for Christmas

Press release | December 19, 2017 at 7:06

Brussels – European energy ministers have backed coal and other fossil fuels over renewable energy, in the ongoing reform of the EU’s energy laws.

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