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Juncker makes controversial choices for Commission environment and energy portfolios

Press release | September 10, 2014 at 13:44

Brussels - Commenting on the choice of candidates for the new Commission led by incoming president Jean-Claude Juncker, Greenpeace EU managing director Mahi Sideridou said:

Concerns remain over Juncker Commission’s commitment to environment

Press release | October 22, 2014 at 14:17

With today’s vote by the European Parliament a new political phase begins in the European Union. The Green 10 alliance of leading environmental organisations calls on President Juncker and his team of Commissioners to give European citizens, and...

Commission fails to regulate new GMOs after intense US lobbying

Publication | April 21, 2016 at 10:01

The European Commission has shelved a legal opinion confirming that genetically modified organisms (GMOs) produced through gene-editing and other new techniques fall under EU GMO law, following pressure from the US government. A series of...

Greenpeace comment on Commission extension of glyphosate licence

Press release | June 29, 2016 at 15:54

Brussels – The European Commission has extended a licence for glyphosate, a controversial weedkiller, until the end of 2017, when the European Chemicals Agency is expected to complete an assessment of glyphosate’s effects on human health and the...

Commission investigates state aid for power companies – Greenpeace comment

Press release | April 29, 2015 at 11:30

Brussels - Reacting to today’s announcement by the European Commission that it is conducting a probe into state aid for power companies, Greenpeace EU energy policy adviser Tara Connolly said:

Joint NGOs letter to Commissioner Andriukaitis

Publication | April 11, 2016 at 14:55

UPDATED 23 June 2016

Commission ignores emissions from tar sands under EU clean fuel standards

Press release | October 7, 2014 at 12:58

Brussels – Oil from tar sands and other high carbon sources would be excluded from fuel carbon accounting under a plan released today by the European Commission, warned Greenpeace.

Commission breaks pledge to bring EU targets in line with Paris climate deal

Press release | March 2, 2016 at 12:47

Brussels – The European Commission has broken its pledge to bring EU climate targets in line with the Paris climate deal, said Greenpeace.

Greenpeace comment on EU glyphosate decision

Press release | May 19, 2016 at 11:50

Brussels – An EU vote scheduled for today in Brussels on the re-approval of a controversial weedkiller known as glyphosate has reportedly been postponed.

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