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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 report on pesticide residues ignores toxic cocktail effect, Greenpeace

Press release | April 11, 2017 at 14:17

Brussels – An EU report on pesticide residues in food released today again fails to assess the combined effects of pesticides in the human body, warned Greenpeace.

EU must stop palm oil deforestation, says European Parliament

Press release | April 4, 2017 at 13:12

The European Parliament voted in favour of a report calling on the EU to stop funding and contributing to deforestation. The report recognises the driving forces behind deforestation, in particular agricultural expansion and the production of...

Governments and citizens reject GMOs, Commission must follow – Greenpeace

Press release | March 27, 2017 at 16:30

Brussels – Today, national government representatives failed to support the approval of three genetically modified (GM) maize crops for cultivation in Europe: two new ones and the only GM crop currently grown in the EU.

Commission takes major step to ban three bee-harming pesticides

Press release | March 23, 2017 at 18:43

The European Commission has proposed a ban of three neonicotinoid pesticides known to harm bees and other species, except for use in permanent greenhouses, according to a leaked document seen by the Guardian [1]. If such a plan becomes law, the...

EU at 60: Rome activists demand greener Europe

Press release | March 23, 2017 at 11:30

Rome/Brussels – As European leaders prepare to celebrate the foundation of the European Union in Rome 60 years ago, Greenpeace activists kicked off three days of public demonstrations and events by displaying a giant 100m2 banner from a piazza...

EU chemicals agency sweeps glyphosate cancer evidence under the carpet

Press release | March 15, 2017 at 11:52

Brussels – Following in the footsteps of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has dismissed scientific evidence showing that the controversial weedkiller glyphosate could cause cancer.

In just five weeks almost 500,000 people ask EU to ban glyphosate

Press release | March 14, 2017 at 10:26

Brussels – In just five weeks, almost half a million Europeans have signed a petition calling on the European Commission to ban the controversial weedkiller glyphosate. On Wednesday, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) may dismiss a warning by...

Conflict of interest concerns blight new glyphosate safety assessment

Press release | March 7, 2017 at 10:48

Brussels – Potential conflicts of interest and transparency concerns hang over the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), as it prepares a crucial assessment of glyphosate, a controversial weedkiller which has been linked to cancer, warned Greenpeace.

Commission green light for Paks state aid ignores Orbán takeover of nuclear regulator

Press release | March 6, 2017 at 13:00

Brussels - The European Commission has given a green light to state subsidies for the construction of the Paks II nuclear power plant in Hungary. The decision is irresponsible and ignores prime minister Viktor Orbán’s takeover of Hungary’s...

Over 150 civil society groups call for reform of European agricultural policies

Press release | March 6, 2017 at 10:41

Brussels – Over 150 European civil society organisations representing environmental and social justice networks, organic farmers, pastoralists, peasants, sustainable forestry groups, health groups, animal welfare organisations, consumer rights...

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