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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.

The latest updates

 

Investigation: Majority of EU Parliament agriculture committee linked to industry

Press release | May 24, 2018 at 7:00

A majority of MEPs on the European Parliament’s agriculture committee have strong links to the farming industry, Greenpeace research has revealed.

EU court: protecting people and nature takes precedence over business interests

Press release | May 17, 2018 at 10:46

The General Court of the European Union has ruled that the European Commission was right to impose restrictions on the use of three bee-killing neonicotinoid pesticides – imidacloprid, clothianidin and thiamethoxam.

Activists set up solar panels on European Parliament as EU talks on renewables enter...

Press release | May 17, 2018 at 9:40

Brussels – Activists have installed solar panels on the European Parliament in Brussels on the day EU talks on renewable energy enter a crucial stage.

EU budget leaves environment in the cold

Press release | May 2, 2018 at 14:58

The European Commission has slashed funding earmarked for environmental protection in a draft seven-year EU budget released today.

Three neonicotinoids down, more bee-killing pesticides to go

Press release | April 27, 2018 at 11:45

European governments have backed a European Commission plan for a near-total ban of three bee-killing neonicotinoid insecticides. Representatives from 16 countries meeting in Brussels voted in support of the EU ban.

Investigation: EU subsidises Europe’s most polluting livestock farms

Press release | April 24, 2018 at 7:00

Subsidies from the European Union’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) are supporting some of Europe’s most polluting livestock farms, a Greenpeace investigation has revealed.

Activists call out EU ministers for failing to support renewable energy development

Press release | April 19, 2018 at 10:24

Sofia/Brussels, 19 April 2018 – Climate change activists demonstrating outside a meeting of EU energy ministers in the Bulgarian capital Sofia urged European governments to stop restricting the rights of people to produce and share their own...

EU Commission plan allows chemical producers to keep control of science behind...

Press release | April 11, 2018 at 14:30

Brussels – A European Commission proposal to reform EU risk assessments for pesticides and other products entering the food chain would allow the chemical industry to remain in charge of testing its own products, warned Greenpeace.

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...

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