As Denmark prepares to take over the presidency of the European Union in January for the first half of 2012, Friends of the Earth Europe has written a letter to the Danish Presidency calling on it to contribute to a more environmentally-friendly and sustainable future, for the people of Europe and other continents.
"The current global economic, financial, environmental and social crises present us with a challenge of historic proportions. Only an urgent, wide ranging and far reaching response can deal with this situation," the letter states.
Brussels/Luxembourg, September 6, 2011 – The European Court of Justice (ECJ) will later today rule on whether honey contaminated by pollen from genetically modified (GM) crops will need to be labelled or need specific EU food safety approval.
Brussels/Luxembourg, September 6, 2011 – The European Court of Justice today upheld the rights of beekeepers and consumers to keep honey free from GM contamination.
Europe's highest court ruled that honey contaminated with genetically modified (GM) crops would need full safety approval and would have to be labelled as GM. The ruling opens the way for Europe's laws on GM crops to be strengthened .
Brussels, July 5, 2011 – The European Parliament voted today for substantially improved rights of national governments to ban the cultivation of genetically modified (GM) crops in their territories.
Brussels, June 21, 2011 – Poland, holders of the EU's next Council presidency, blocked any progress in climate discussions at today's Environment Council. Poland refuses to step up to a 25% domestic emission reductions by 2020 in Europe as suggested by Commissioner Hedegaard in March . Earlier in the day, environment ministers failed to provide financial support to prevent biodiversity loss.
An open letter from Friends of the Earth Europe to Commissioner John Dalli about impacts of the cultivation of genetically modified crops.
Brussels, April 15 - A study released today by the European Commission  has been criticised for downplaying the costs of GMO contamination in the food sector.
Friends of the Earth Europe says the document, which assesses the economic impacts of growing genetically modified (GM) crops, is fundamentally flawed. Estimates of the potential price of GMO contamination cannot be based on current figures when GM crops cover less than 0.1% of Europe's arable land, the group says.
Brussels, March 14, 2011 – The costs of segregating genetically modified (GM) and conventional crops are much higher than originally thought, and could push up food prices, warns Friends of the Earth Europe in a new briefing today. 'The socio-economic effects of GMOs' reveals the hidden costs of GM crop cultivation that are being unfairly pushed onto conventional and organic sectors – risking further GMO-contamination and increased food prices – and comes as environment ministers meet to discuss GM-crops in Europe. 
Brussels, Montevideo, Benin City, February 22, 2011 – On the day of the release of annual industry-sponsored figures, a new report from Friends of the Earth International reveals that the cultivation of genetically modified (GM) crops across Europe continues to decline – with an increasing number of national bans, and decreasing numbers of hectares dedicated to GM crops .
Brussels, February 9 - EU member states today postponed their decision on a proposal to allow contamination of animal feed with GMOs not approved in Europe.
The European Commission is proposing to allow crops to be fed to farm animals even if they are contaminated by GMOs that have not been passed as safe anywhere in the world. Some European countries have major concerns about this weakening of Europe's current safeguards against GMO contamination and their failure to agree has resulted in a vote on the issue being delayed.