Press releases 2018

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EU at 60: the best is still ahead

Blog entry by Saskia Richartz | March 23, 2017

The dangers of nationalism and xenophobia are nothing new. It’s time to do our bit to shape the future of Europe. Lili, a gutsy woman with clear blue eyes, passed away last year at the fortunate age of 101. She looked barely...

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...

Open letter to Commissioner Malmstrom on the proposed Multilateral Investment Court

Publication | March 15, 2017 at 14:40

Open letter to Commissioner Malmstrom, submitted to the public consultation on the proposed Multilateral Investment Court.

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...

ECHA response heightens rather than alleviates conflict of interest concerns

Publication | March 9, 2017 at 10:38

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) is due to publish a safety assessment of glyphosate, a controversial weedkiller linked to cancer by the WHO. Twenty health and environmental organisations expressed concerns regarding conflicts of interest and...

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.

Open letter on the independence and transparency of ECHA’s Risk Assessment Committee

Publication | March 7, 2017 at 10:18

20 health and environmental organisations wrote to the Executive Director of the European Chemicals Agency, Mr. Geert Dancet, to express concerns regarding conflicts of interest and transparency at the agency.

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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