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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 entering the Brussels Motor Show

Image | January 12, 2012 at 0:00

Suited activists walking towards the Brussels Motorshow to protest against VW's shameful climate lobbying.

Activists at VW's stand

Image | January 12, 2012 at 0:00

Industry giant VW is attempting to undermine a planned new EU law that would make cars more efficient.

What goes Up! must come down

Image | January 12, 2012 at 0:00

VW's hostile lobbying could put a brake on the growing market for green cars and tie motorists to dirty and damaging oil.

Greenpeace campaigners inside VW's showroom model

Image | January 12, 2012 at 0:00

While VW might make one or two self-styled green cars, these are nothing more than PR for the bigger vehicles it is flooding the market with.

Vulnerable Arctic

Image | January 12, 2012 at 0:00

VW's position will further encourage drilling for oil in fragile environments like the Arctic.

Looking ahead

Image | January 12, 2012 at 0:00

Greenpeace argues carmakers can and should develop car fleets that on average emit no more than 80g/km by 2020. A further target of 60g by 2025 should be set when the EU reviews fuel efficiency laws this year.

Darth greets ACEA boss

Image | January 12, 2012 at 0:00

Darth Vader interrupts a speech by Ivan Hodac, Secretary General of car lobby ACEA, to congratulate him on his hard work on Earth. ACEA opposes better fuel efficiency standards.

Stormtrooper works the crowd

Image | January 12, 2012 at 0:00

A stormtrooper hands out flyers explaining Darth's intervention to a relieved crowd.

Action at E.ON Coal Power Plant

Image | October 19, 2008 at 23:30

Greenpeace activists block the coal supply to the Fiume Santo power plant of E.ON by locking on to the coal conveyors. They hold a sign reading 'Quit Coal'. The action is to protest against the Sardinian authorities and energy company E.ONs...

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