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Subsidies strike on European mega-trawlers

Press release | December 23, 2011 at 10:37

Greenpeace today targeted three of Europe's largest factory fishing vessels that collectively receive €78,000,000 in European subsidies.

Reckless EU fishing quotas again expected for 2012

Press release | December 16, 2011 at 0:01

Brussels, 16 December 2011 – Ministers meet in Brussels today to set next year’s EU fishing quotas, mainly for Atlantic and North Sea species like cod, herring and sole.

European Parliament adopts proposals to improve EU transparency rules

Press release | December 15, 2011 at 13:58

Amsterdam/Brussels/Madrid – The European Parliament today adopted its 1st reading position on proposals to improve the EU’s access to documents rules by a convincing 2:1 majority. [1]

EU roadmap: clean energy future at no extra cost

Press release | December 15, 2011 at 10:41

Brussels - A roadmap published today by the European Commission exploring different energy pathways over the next 40 years has shown that an energy system based largely on renewables and efficiency will cost taxpayers no more than a system...

Official report confirms massive misuse of EU fisheries funds

Press release | December 12, 2011 at 12:41

Brussels, 12 December 2011 - The EU Court of Auditors today published a report damning costly failures to eliminate overfishing in Europe.

Car industry hit by infighting ahead of EU emissions law: Greenpeace

Press release | December 2, 2011 at 17:08

Brussels - The European car industry has been hit by infighting and has failed to agree a unified position on an upcoming EU law regarding vehicle emissions, claimed Greenpeace today. The chief executives of Europe’s biggest car companies...

Commission fisheries fund plan continues subsidy binge

Press release | December 2, 2011 at 13:11

Brussels - A new plan unveiled today by the European Commission to review fisheries subsidies has failed to deliver a vital shift to support low-impact fishermen, said Greenpeace. Earlier drafts of the plan had promised a new approach that could...

Car industry executives face protest at key lobby meeting

Press release | December 2, 2011 at 9:40

Brussels - The chief executives of Europe’s biggest car companies were today confronted by Greenpeace activists as they gathered for a meeting to decide their EU lobbying strategy. The leaders of carmakers including Volkswagen (VW), BMW and Fiat...

Commission progress report on nuclear stress tests – emergency plans ignored

Press release | November 23, 2011 at 8:16

The European Commission is tomorrow expected to publish a progress report on nuclear power station stress tests. The latest publicly available data reveals that the tests have entirely ignored evacuation plans for towns and cities near nuclear...

New genetically modified potato casts shadow on traditional fries and crisps

Press release | November 1, 2011 at 12:57

German chemical company BASF yesterday requested EU approval to grow GM potato Fortuna on a commercial scale and market it for human consumption and animal feed.

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