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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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Marco Contiero speaks about EU agriculture - interview by viEUws

Video | April 7, 2014 at 15:00

Speaking at the Forum on the Future of Agriculture 2014 on 7 April, Marco Contiero – Greenpeace’s EU agriculture policy director – talks to viEUws about EU agriculture and the consequences of an EU-US free trade deal .

VW exercises its darkside at car industry meeting

Video | December 5, 2011 at 17:21

The chief executives of Europe’s biggest car companies being confronted by Greenpeace activists as they gathered for a meeting to decide their EU lobbying strategy.

Greenpeace blocks Europe's premier business summit to climate laggards

Video | May 19, 2011 at 10:42

Over 170 Greenpeace activists blocked business representatives from entering a European Business Summit: 'Europe in the world: leading or lagging?'. The activists locked themselves to doors, denying entry to delegates from companies that oppose...

Début du procès à l'encontre de onze militants de Greenpeace

Video | February 17, 2011 at 15:31

Que leur reproche-t-on? Avoir participé en décembre 2009 à une action en faveur du climat. Résultat des courses? Le Procureur du Roi a requis une peine d'un mois de prison et 1100 euros d'amende par prévenu. Le verdict est attendu le 17 mars 2011.

Greenpeace 'scraps' trawler on streets of Brussels

Video | December 13, 2010 at 14:55

Ministers have consistently set fishing quotas above levels recommended by scientists. Greenpeace is calling on EU governments to 'scrap overfishing' and take destructive fishing ships off the water.

Commissioner feels the heat as a million say no more GM

Video | December 9, 2010 at 16:04

Representatives of Avaaz and Greenpeace (center and right) and EU Commissioner for Health and Consumer Policy John Dalli (left) talk to the media during an action. The initiative calls on the Commission to ban genetically modified (GM) crops...

Media cut - a million Europeans speak - no more GM

Video | December 9, 2010 at 13:19

The initiative calls on the Commission to ban genetically modified (GM) crops until a new independent, ethical, scientific body is established to assess their impact. The 1 million signatures were included in a 380-square-meter piece of 3D...

Radioactive waste delivered to European Parliament

Video | October 7, 2010 at 16:32

Two qualified Greenpeace radiation specialists delivered four radioactive samples in two concrete and lead-lined containers to Parliament’s twin entrances on Rue Wiertz. Dozens of trained Greenpeace volunteers zoned off areas with tape before...

Radioactive waste delivered to European Parliament

Video | October 7, 2010 at 16:22

Together with two radiation specialists they have delivered samples of radioactive waste in two concrete and lead-lined containers collected from unsecured public locations in UK, France, Belgium and Niger to the door of EU Parliament to remind...

Bluefin Tuna Action in the Mediterranean Sea

Video | June 13, 2010 at 16:09

Activists from the Greenpeace ships Rainbow Warrior and the Arctic Sunrise launched high speed inflatable boats in an attempt to submerge one side of a purse seine fishing net to free the trapped tuna. As the action started on the French vessel,...

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