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Juncker plan could break promise on democratisation of EU GM crop decisions

Press release | April 8, 2015 at 12:31

Brussels – A new plan by the European Commission to review the way decisions are made on genetically modified (GM) crops could break a promise by its president, Jean-Claude Juncker, to make the EU system more democratic. In a letter released...

Greenpeace comment: EU vote on glyphosate extension

Press release | June 6, 2016 at 12:17

Brussels – The European Commission has failed to secure sufficient support from EU governments for its proposal to extend a licence for glyphosate by up to 18 months. The outcome shows that governments remain sceptical about the continued use of...

Shorter EU licence would leave people and nature exposed to dangers of glyphosate,...

Publication | May 18, 2016 at 9:30

At a meeting on 18 and 19 May, EU government representatives are expected to decide whether or not to renew the EU licence of a controversial herbicide known as glyphosate, which scientists have linked to cancer.

Commission revises EU decision-making rules in move to avoid blame

Press release | February 14, 2017 at 18:22

Brussels – Today the European Commission presented a proposal to revise the decision-making rules under the so-called “comitology” procedure that is used, among other things, for approvals of products such as pesticides and GMOs. The proposal...

Commission study makes pressing case for EU action on deforestation

Press release | March 19, 2018 at 11:00

Brussels – A long awaited European Commission study, released late on Friday, lays out policy options for the EU to tackle the impact on global deforestation caused by the trade in crop and animal products like beef, soy and palm oil. [1] The...

NGO letter to President Juncker urging a ban on neonicotinoid pesticides

Publication | March 19, 2018 at 15:17

Over 50 NGOs wrote to European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, urging him to ban neonicotinoid pesticides without delay.

EU Commission plan allows chemical producers to keep control of science behind...

Press release | April 11, 2018 at 14:30

Brussels – A European Commission proposal to reform EU risk assessments for pesticides and other products entering the food chain would allow the chemical industry to remain in charge of testing its own products, warned Greenpeace.

EU moves closer to ban of three bee-killing neonicotinoid insecticides

Publication | April 26, 2018 at 13:00

On 27 April 2018, representatives of EU governments meeting in Brussels will vote on a European Commission plan to ban three neonicotinoid insecticides: Bayer’s imidacloprid and clothianidin, and Syngenta’s thiamethoxam. The Commission has based...

Leaked EU-Canada joint declaration has legal weight of a holiday brochure, Greenpeace

Press release | October 6, 2016 at 11:27

Brussels – Greenpeace has slammed a joint EU-Canadian declaration meant to reassure critics of a controversial trade deal between the two blocs. Greenpeace described the document as a PR exercise devoid of any legal content.

TTIP leaks update: Greenpeace response to Commission statements

Press release | May 2, 2016 at 17:35

Brussels, 2 May 2016 – In response to the European Commission’s statements on the TTIP leaks and a blog post by EU trade commissioner Cecilia Malmström, Greenpeace EU director Jorgo Riss said:

TTIP: EU and US show signs of desperation, Greenpeace

Press release | April 24, 2016 at 9:15

Brussels – Growing opposition to a transatlantic trade deal (TTIP) and faltering negotiations mean talks cannot be wrapped up anytime soon, said Greenpeace as EU and US politicians attempt to show renewed resolve for a deal. Outgoing US president...

Leaked TTIP documents released

Press release | May 2, 2016 at 11:51

Greenpeace EU press briefing – 14:30 – Residence Palace, Brussels Brussels, 2 May 2016 – Today Greenpeace Netherlands released secret documents from the EU-US TTIP negotiations, which is publicly available at www.ttip-leaks.org from 11:00...

#TTIPleaks: confidential TTIP papers unveil US position

Press release | May 1, 2016 at 19:00

Brussels, 1 May 2016 – Greenpeace Netherlands has obtained 248 pages of leaked Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiating texts [1], which will be published on Monday 2 May at 11:00 CET. The documents unveil for the first...

TTIP Q&A – unpacking EU-US trade talks

Publication | February 17, 2016 at 11:00

Find the answers to all these questions at the link below.

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Topic | January 11, 2013 at 16:24

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Smoke and mirrors

Publication | March 4, 2015 at 18:05

How Europe's biggest polluters became their own regulators.

Commission TTIP plan retains privileged corporate justice system

Press release | September 16, 2015 at 13:19

Brussels – The European Commission’s modified plan for an Investment Court System under an EU-US trade agreement (known as TTIP) continues to give foreign investors a privileged justice system to challenge EU standards on the environment, health...

TTIP negotiators contemplate systematic dismantling of environmental standards,...

Press release | October 23, 2015 at 11:22

Brussels – Negotiators at EU-US trade talks ending in Miami later on Friday have discussed a system to weaken environmental standards that stand in the way of corporate interests, said Greenpeace. The talks are taking place against a backdrop of...

Juncker Commission 1st anniversary: a ‘lost year’ for environmental protection

Press release | November 2, 2015 at 9:42

Brussels – One year since the entry into office of the current European Commission headed by Jean-Claude Juncker, environmental groups have criticised the EU executive for a paralysis in policymaking on issues related to the environment.

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