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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.

  • What are pesticides doing in our eggs?

    Blogpost by Christiane Huxdorff & Davin Hutchins - August 10, 2017 at 15:00

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    In case you missed the news this week, here’s what we know so far: during the first week in August, the Dutch food safety authority (NWMA) announced that they discovered tens of thousands of eggs contaminated with fipronil - a toxic anti-lic...

  • Hungary and the freedom I stand for

    Blogpost by Katalin Rodics - April 9, 2017 at 22:00

    In the winter of 2017, I received a call from a colleague about a small community in the Hungarian countryside, far from the busy streets of Budapest, that needed help. A Lutheran organisation had just launched a project with disabled adults, providin...

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  • EU at 60: the best is still ahead

    Blogpost by Saskia Richartz - March 23, 2017 at 15:00

    The dangers of nationalism and xenophobia are nothing new. It’s time to do our bit to shape the future of Europe.

    A humanist and a European: portrait of Lili Couvée-Jampoller, born 3 May 1915, died 25 October 2016 – by Neel Korteweg. Read more >

    Lili, a gutsy woman with clear blue eyes, passed away last year at the fortunate age of 101. She looked barely older than 70 and ...

  • EU must learn from CETA shambles

    Blogpost by jriss - October 29, 2016 at 9:53

    From Wall Street to the City of London, the proponents of unbridled market power breathed a collective sigh of relief on Thursday, as the EU looked set to revive a controversial agreement on trade and investor rights with Canada. The Belgian re...
  • 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 ...

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