Welcome to the Greenpeace EU Blog, where our veteran policy experts offer insights into the political animal that is Brussels and the maelstrom of European law making. We are right at home with the agriculture, chemical, climate & energy, fisheries, transport and forest policy briefs. We aim for quality rather than quantity, so expect updates when there is something interesting to say rather than on a strict schedule.

  • The Commission's next home-made PR disaster

    Blogpost by franziska achterberg - October 10, 2016 at 9:30

    Despite Brexit and despite repeated talk of bringing Europe closer to its citizens, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is about to alienate Europeans further. He is planning to authorise three GM crops for cultivation in Europe, against... Read more >

  • Chernobyl's children of hope

    Blogpost by Andrey Allakhverdov - April 26, 2016 at 14:52

    The word nadeshda means hope in Russian. The Nadesha rehabilitation centre was founded to give hope to children living in towns and villages contaminated by the Chernobyl disaster.

    Nadeshda Chernobyl Recreation and Rehabilitation Centre in Belarus. 2 Apr, 2016 © Igor Podgorny / Greenpeace

    Thousands of children across Belarus have been robbed of a healthy ... Read more >

  • 15 things you didn't know about Chernobyl

    Blogpost by Céline Mergan - April 26, 2016 at 9:23

    *To commemorate Chernobyl 30th anniversary, Greenpeace activists placed 2000 lamps at the feet of the Atomium building in Brussels, Belgium, to create the image of a radiation symbol turning into a windmill, representing clean energy sources.

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  • Belgium kicks the coal habit

    Blogpost by mathieu soete - April 1, 2016 at 17:03

    At long last, Belgium has shed the yoke of coal. On 30 March the last tonnes of the dirty energy source were burned in the Langerlo power plant, ushering in the long overdue end of a carbon intensive era.

    Climate Action with 4000 Windmills at E.ON Site.

    After Cyprus, Luxemburg, Malta and t... Read more >

  • EU deal with Turkey the latest failure in refugee response

    Blogpost by Alexandra Messare - March 15, 2016 at 15:52

    No fence is strong enough to forever hold back the tide of human hope. One way or another, the fence will be brought down, breached or circled and the same is true today across Europe – thousands of refugees will not be denied safe haven.  

    And yet t... Read more >

  • Fukushima nuclear disaster: five years on and no end in sight

    Blogpost by Junichi Sato - March 11, 2016 at 12:46

    I’ve joined the Rainbow Warrior crew and a research team to investigate the marine impacts of radioactive contamination from the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster. Read more >

    It was on this day, five years ago when a tsunami, triggered by a 9.0 magnitude ...

  • EU: from climate champion to climate slacker?

    Blogpost by sebastian mang - February 29, 2016 at 12:26

    When meeting in March, European environment ministers must decide on a timeline for swift ratification of the Paris deal, and on a pathway to bring the EU in line with its Paris pledge. Europe must take charge and not allow its reputation to shift fro... Read more >

  • TTIP is not about trade, it's about us

    Blogpost by Susan Cohen Jehoram - February 22, 2016 at 8:32

    European and American trade negotiators have a tough week ahead of them. They are meeting behind closed doors to negotiate a new Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)

    We want to put an end to these negotiations that will trans...

  • New GM food could end up on your plate untested and unlabelled

    Blogpost by franziska achterberg - January 20, 2016 at 11:09

    After two decades of commercial use, Europeans still can’t stomach genetically modified (GM) food. But their producers may have found a way to bypass public opposition and safety regulation. A new range of GM plants and animals could soon end up on th... Read more >

  • PHOTOS: Greenpeace assists in rescuing hundreds from Aegean Sea

    Blogpost by India Thorogood - December 14, 2015 at 15:01

    All rights reserved. Credit: Will Rose/Greenpeace

    The Medecins Sans Frontiers (MSF) and Greenpeace crew are making sure that people who are risking their lives on the dangerous sea crossing between Turkey and Greece, arrive safely at shor...

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