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European Green Deal misses the mark

December 2019

Brussels, 11 December 2019 – The European Commission officially presented its plan for a European Green Deal today. Greenpeace warned that although the volume of policies is impressive and the…

EU report warns pursuit of ‘growth’ is incompatible with environmental protection

December 2019

Brussels, 4 December 2019 – The European Environment Agency (EEA) has warned in a new report that “Europe will not achieve its sustainability vision of ‘living well within the limits…

Leaked European Green Deal is not up to the task, Greenpeace

November 2019

Brussels, 29 November 2019 – Draft plans for a European Green Deal would have minimal impact on the worsening climate and ecological emergencies, warned Greenpeace.  Greenpeace has obtained a recent…

Brazilian indigenous leaders ask Timmermans to stop forest destruction

November 2019

Protest with flaming tree trunk brings Amazon fires to Brussels Brussels, 5 November 2019 – Leaders of indigenous communities in Brazil are in Brussels to ask European Commission vice-president Frans…

Activists urge von der Leyen to save forests, fight climate breakdown

September 2019

Incoming EU Commission President greeted in The Hague with burning globe The Hague – Greenpeace activists greeted incoming President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, this evening in…

European leaders must stop complicity in Amazon fires

August 2019

Twenty-six NGOs sent an open letter to European leaders urging them to end European complicity in the fires raging in the Amazon. NGOs believe the EU can act decisively in…

Deforestation action plan does little to tackle impact of EU trade dogma, Greenpeace

July 2019

Brussels, 24 July 2019 – A deforestation action plan released today by the European Commission paints a bleak picture of Europe’s responsibility for global deforestation, but fails to address the…

EU-Mercosur deal trades in environmental destruction

June 2019

The trade deal that could be agreed this weekend between the EU and Mercosur countries is a disaster for the environment on both sides of the Atlantic, said Greenpeace.

340+ organisations call on EU to halt trade negotiations with Brazil

June 2019

Brussels – In an open letter published today, over 340 civil society organisations are demanding that the European Union immediately halt trade negotiations with the Mercosur bloc (Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay…

Scientists and indigenous groups right to raise alarm about impact of EU trade – Greenpeace

April 2019

Brussels – Over 600 scientists from across Europe and representatives of 300 Indigenous groups from Brazil have called on the European Union to make trade talks with Brazil conditional on the…

Governments steamrolling climate commitments to seek EU-Trump trade deal

April 2019

Brussels – Today’s likely approval by European governments of new mandates to start fresh trade negotiations with the US could raise the infamous TTIP from the dead, despite concerns over…

EU Commission promises to step up action against deforestation

December 2018

Brussels – In a roadmap released today, the European Commission has promised to address global deforestation and cut the EU’s footprint on the world’s forests. The roadmap highlights the link between…

Governments call for swift EU action on global deforestation

November 2018

Brussels – Seven European governments have ramped up pressure on the European Commission to deliver a long-awaited action plan by the end of the year to tackle global deforestation. The letter…

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

September 2018

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…

Greenpeace Netherlands leaks EU-Mercosur trade papers

December 2017

Increase in meat and soy trade would drive deforestation Amsterdam/Brussels – Greenpeace Netherlands has released 171 pages of previously undisclosed documents from secret talks for an EU-Mercosur trade agreement. Soy…

CETA threatens food safety even before national parliaments sign off

September 2017

On the eve of the preliminary application of the EU-Canada trade deal, CETA, Greenpeace warned of threats to food safety and agricultural standards. .... Around 90 per cent of CETA will…

Open and honest look at the EU’s trade practices needed

September 2017

EU trade commissioner Malmström today published a package of proposals on trade and investment policy. The Commission also published draft mandates for trade negotiations with Australia and New Zealand, and…

EU-Japan trade deal smacks of corporate protectionism

July 2017

Brussels – According to media reports, the European Commission and Japan have reached an agreement which closes negotiations on most parts of the EU’s biggest bilateral trade deal to date.…

Leaked trade papers

June 2017

EU backtracks on transparency and environment pledges Brussels/Amsterdam, 23 June 2017 – Greenpeace Netherlands is releasing 205 pages of previously undisclosed chapters from secret talks for an EU-Japan trade agreement…

Ten principles for trade

May 2017

Globalisation affects all of us. The current global trade and investment regime imposes high social and environmental costs on people and planet. In many cases, governments favour trade over social…

EU court ruling on Singapore trade deal is victory for democracy

May 2017

The European Court of Justice ruled today that the European Commission cannot conclude trade deals without the approval of EU national parliaments, when they contain investment dispute systems that supersede…

Commission should stimulate public debate about trade after damning ECJ ruling, Greenpeace

May 2017

Brussels – The European Commission should foster public debate about alternatives to uncontrolled trade, following a damning ruling by the General Court of the EU on Wednesday, said Greenpeace. Photo:…

Open letter to Commissioner Malmstrom on the proposed Multilateral Investment Court

March 2017

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

Activists keep justice afloat as CETA threatens to sink democracy

February 2017

Campaigners warn EU-Canada trade deal is surrender to corporate takeover Strasbourg/Brussels – Eleven activists kept a sinking statue of lady justice afloat in the icy waters surrounding the European Parliament…

CETA: MEPs put European Parliament on the wrong side of history

February 2017

Strasbourg/Brussels – Support for the controversial EU-Canada trade and investment protection deal – known as CETA – puts the European Parliament on the wrong side of history, warned Greenpeace. Photos…

MEPs unable to adjust CETA course as global trade doctrine crumbles, Greenpeace

January 2017

Trump deserves no praise on TPP withdrawal, Greenpeace Brussels – Members of the European Parliament’s trade committee have endorsed a controversial EU-Canada trade and investment protection agreement (known as CETA),…

EU Advocate General opinion on EU-Singapore deal has wide implications for EU trade agenda

December 2016

Brussels, 21 December 2016 – In a landmark case that could affect the future of EU trade agreements, the Advocate General of the European Court of Justice has said that…

How does CETA stand up to S&D’s ten progressive principles for trade?

November 2016

As the European Parliament prepares for a crucial vote on the EU-Canada trade and investment protection deal (CETA), the group of socialists and democrats MEPs (S&D) has released a list…

EU Parliament rejects opportunity to clarify legal status of CETA

November 2016

Brussels – The European Parliament has rejected a resolution to refer the controversial investment protection system under an EU-Canada trade deal to the European Court of Justice (ECJ). Greenpeace EU…

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

November 2016

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…

Belgian agreement to trigger ECJ ruling on legality of CETA

October 2016

Brussels – After ten days of frantic negotiations, Belgium is set to reach an internal political agreement on CETA, a controversial trade and investment protection deal between the EU and…

CETA spin unspun

October 2016

A myth-busting Q&A on the EU-Canada trade deal Resistance to the EU-Canada trade deal, CETA, in Belgium and on the streets of Europe has shone a spotlight on concerns over…

Controversial EU-Canada trade deal hangs by a thread

October 2016

Brussels – The ratification of CETA, a controversial EU-Canada trade deal, has been thrown into disarray after EU heads of state and government could not agree to endorse it at…

Greenpeace calls on ministers to reject CETA and put people and planet first

October 2016

EU-Canada trade deal threatens democracy, Europe’s green policies and public services Luxembourg/Brussels – As foreign affairs and trade ministers meet in Luxembourg to finalise their decision on the comprehensive economic…

Political concerns delay agreement on CETA

October 2016

Luxembourg/Brussels – CETA, a controversial EU-Canada trade deal, has suffered another major political setback today, as EU ministers did not agree on its ratification at a meeting in Luxembourg. As…

Greenpeace comment on Walloon Parliament 'no' to CETA

October 2016

Brussels – Commenting on the Wallonia Parliament’s vote opposing the signature of the comprehensive economic and trade agreement with Canada (CETA), the director of Greenpeace Belgium Vincent De Brouwer said:…

Updated CETA declaration shows contempt for EU citizens and parliaments

October 2016

Brussels – An updated version of the EU and Canada’s joint declaration on CETA fails to address fundamental problems with the trade deal, as the revision only concerns three minor…

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

October 2016

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…

Investor protection in CETA

October 2016

Gold standard or missed opportunity? 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…

Bratislava climber protest ends week of mobilisation against EU trade deals

September 2016

Greenpeace warns trade ministers not to feed EU resentment with misguided decisions on trade Bratislava/Brussels – A daring protest high above the Slovak capital on Friday morning concluded an intense…

Leaked TiSA texts reveal threats to climate

September 2016

Greenpeace Netherlands publishes analysis of energy chapter during Geneva negotiations Amsterdam/Geneva – Greenpeace Netherlands has released unpublished texts from the TiSA (Trade in Services Agreement) negotiations and conducted an in-depth…

Greenpeace: time to hit the stop button on TTIP

July 2016

Brussels – As the 14th round of troubled EU-US trade talks comes to a close in Brussels, Greenpeace has challenged the EU to put people and the environment back at…

Rush to adopt EU-Canada trade deal would increase distrust in mainstream politics

July 2016

Brussels – The accelerated application of an EU-Canada trade deal (CETA) – as proposed today by the European Commission – would increase distrust in mainstream politics and threaten democracy and…

Greenpeace calls on Italy to reconsider position on EU-Canada trade deal

June 2016

Bypassing of national parliaments would be anti-democratic – Greenpeace Brussels – Italy may be preparing to break ranks with other EU governments on the right for national parliaments to approve…

EU presidency denies public access to trade Council CETA and TTIP talks

May 2016

Brussels – The Dutch EU Council presidency has turned down a request to publicly broadcast today’s ministerial talks in Brussels on EU-US (TTIP) and EU-Canada (CETA) trade agreements. EU trade…

Greenpeace comment on EU trade Council

May 2016

Brussels – EU trade ministers meeting in Brussels today agreed to allow national parliaments to vote on an EU-Canada trade agreement (CETA). However, the European Commission wants the agreement to…

Greenpeace response to French president Hollande comments on TTIP

May 2016

Brussels – In response to comments by French president François Hollande and European politicians following the release of confidential TTIP documents, Greenpeace EU director Jorgo Riss said: “President Hollande’s concern…

Leaked TTIP documents released

May 2016

Greenpeace EU press briefing – 14:30 – Residence Palace, Brussels Greenpeace activists project #TTIPleaks documents on the Berlin Reichstag on 2 May 2016 *Greenpeace EU will hold a press briefing…

TTIP leaks analysis

May 2016

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TTIP leaks update: Greenpeace response to Commission statements

May 2016

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…