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Gazprom begins first production at Arctic 30 oil platform

Press release | 20 December, 2013 at 16:43

Amsterdam, 20 December 2013 - Russian oil giant Gazprom today announced it has produced the first commercial quantities of oil from its controversial Arctic drilling platform Prirazlomnaya in the remote waters of the Pechora Sea. In response,...

Russian parliament votes for amnesty for Arctic 30

Press release | 18 December, 2013 at 9:57

Amsterdam, 18 December 2013 - The Greenpeace activists who spent two months in jail after a peaceful protest in the Arctic have expressed relief after the Russian parliament voted to grant them amnesty. But they also declared: “There is no...

Eyes of Arctic 30 turn to Russian parliament on eve of amnesty vote

Press release | 17 December, 2013 at 13:35

Amsterdam, 17 December 2013 - A crucial vote in the Duma (Russian parliament) tomorrow could see the end of legal proceedings against the Arctic 30.

Russian authorities say Arctic 30 cannot return home

Press release | 13 December, 2013 at 9:39

Amsterdam, 13 December 2013 - The Russian authorities have told the Arctic 30 that they cannot leave the country, defying the ruling of an international court which ordered that they should be allowed to go home immediately.

Gazprom beaten 3-0 as Greenpeace protests Arctic drilling at three Champions League...

Press release | 11 December, 2013 at 23:50

Amsterdam, 11 December 2013 - Greenpeace has heaped more embarrassment on Champions League’s top sponsor Gazprom for a second day this week by protesting the Russian oil giant’s Arctic drilling at three football games watched by millions of fans...

Greenpeace: Current draft of Russian amnesty does not include Arctic 30

Press release | 11 December, 2013 at 11:39

Amsterdam, 11 December 2013 - Lawyers for Greenpeace International believe the draft text of a Russian amnesty to be voted on by the Duma (the Russian parliament) would be unlikely to benefit the Arctic 30.

Palm oil giant Wilmar caves to public pressure, commits to end forest destruction

Press release | 5 December, 2013 at 19:56

Jakarta, 5 December 2013 - Wilmar International, the world's largest palm oil trader today announced a No Deforestation Policy in response to pressure from Greenpeace, NGOs and consumers around the world. The policy has the potential to be a...

Lawyers apply for Russian exit visas for Arctic 30

Press release | 4 December, 2013 at 14:01

Amsterdam, 4 December 2013 – Lawyers for the Arctic 30 have this week started to lodge applications with the Investigative Committee seeking exit visas for the non-Russian nationals.

Dutch government finalises bank guarantee for release of Arctic 30

Press release | 29 November, 2013 at 19:00

Amsterdam, 29 November 2013 - The Dutch Foreign Ministry said today it has finalised a bank guarantee of 3.6 million euros in compliance with a binding ruling by the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) ordering Russia to release...

Australian Arctic 30 activist Colin Russell bailed after 71 days detention

Press release | 28 November, 2013 at 11:24

Amsterdam, 28 November 2013 – Australian activist Colin Russell has been granted bail today by a St. Petersburg court, the last of the Arctic 30 detainees to be ordered released on bail after a peaceful Arctic oil drilling protest. He has spent...

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