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Greenpeace files Ombudsman complaint about Commission GM food and feed opt-out plan

Press release | October 27, 2015 at 13:35

Brussels – Greenpeace has filed a complaint with the European Ombudsman [1] regarding the Commission’s failure to disclose policy options considered as part of its plan [2] to give countries the right to opt out of GM crops authorised in the EU...

Investor protection in CETA

Publication | October 1, 2016 at 11:30

Back in 2015, the European Parliament (EP) mandated the Commission to ensure a number of reforms in the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the EU and Canada. Early in 2016, it was announced that a ‘legal review’ of CETA...

CETA spin unspun

Publication | October 26, 2016 at 15:05

Resistance to the EU-Canada trade deal, CETA, in Belgium and on the streets of Europe has shone a spotlight on concerns over Europe’s trade policy. In their efforts to promote CETA to the public, some politicians are resorting to half-truths,...

EU report shows it’s time to rethink trade deals that drive industrial farming

Press release | November 15, 2016 at 15:19

Brussels, 15 November 2016 – The EU should rethink international trade deals that drive industrial farming, said Greenpeace, following an EU report on the negative impacts of several trade agreements on European farmers [1].

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...

Neonicotinoids bigger threat to wild bees and other animals than previously thought

Press release | January 12, 2017 at 9:00

Brussels, 12 January 2017 – Neonicotinoid pesticides pose serious risks not only to honeybees, but also to many other species, according to a scientific review published today by Greenpeace.

Commission rejects demands of #StopGlyphosate citizens’ initiative

Press release | December 12, 2017 at 17:10

Brussels – The European Commission has issued its formal response to the #StopGlyphosate European Citizens Initiative (ECI).

NGO letter to EU Parliament pesticide committee

Publication | April 13, 2018 at 15:30

We, along with 22 other NGOs, wrote to the European Parliament's newly formed pesticide committee (PEST).

EU must stop palm oil deforestation, says European Parliament

Press release | April 4, 2017 at 13:12

The European Parliament voted in favour of a report calling on the EU to stop funding and contributing to deforestation. The report recognises the driving forces behind deforestation, in particular agricultural expansion and the production of...

EU Parliament demands urgent action to meet 2020 goal to halt deforestation

Press release | September 11, 2018 at 14:30

Brussels – The European Parliament has demanded swift action from the European Commission to cut Europe’s footprint on the world’s forests and its associated impact on climate change, species loss and human rights violations.

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