Thor Markussen, climate justice and energy campaigner for Friends of the Earth Europe, visited the earthquake stricken region of Groningen, to witness the lengths the Dutch government is willing to go in order to extract fossil fuels, and that others are willing to do in order to resist it.
The European Commission today announced its billionth Euro of subsidies for gas infrastructure in under three years. A new pledge of €228 million for gas projects takes the total financing for fossil fuel infrastructure to over €1 billion since the Commission's flagship fund for energy infrastructure, the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), was launched in 2014.
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The EU-Canada trade deal ratified by the European Parliament today is a step backward for tackling some of the world's biggest crises and will do nothing to improve the lives of the majority of citizens in either region, according to organisations representing civil society, workers and the environment.
On 13 February 2007, Members of the European Parliament voted in pioneering waste rules that have led to higher recycling rates across Europe.  They must now keep momentum and vote for more ambitious recycling targets as well as binding measures to reduce waste generation.
Thanks to the 2007 legislation, recycling rates have steadily grown across the EU:
Today, EU governments opposed the European Commission's proposal to authorise the first new GM crops for cultivation since 1998, but failed to achieve the necessary majority for the proposal to be formally shelved. 
Governments voted on a proposal to authorise two new strains of GM maize, and the reauthorisation of the one strain of GM maize that is currently grown in the EU.
Last Saturday, 130 tractors led 18,000 people demanding an urgent shift away from destructive industrial agriculture across the streets of Berlin.
The colourful march was led under the banner of "agribusiness, hands off our food!" and was part of the annual "Wir haben es satt" (we've had enough) demonstration. With the world's largest agribusiness giants planning to merge the corporate threat to our food system has never been greater.
EU governments will decide on Friday whether to approve the first genetically modified crops in 19 years, against a background of widespread opposition from farmers and the wider public. 
The battle to prevent catastrophic climate change just got harder, according to Friends of the Earth, as Donald Trump steps into the White House today. Friends of the Earth Europe stands with colleagues on the other side of the Atlantic in rejecting and fighting against the divisive, hateful rhetoric used by Donald Trump, and in resisting his institutionalization of fossil fuel interests in the White House.
Karin Nansen, coordinator of REDES/Friends of the Earth Uruguay, has been chosen as the chair of the world´s largest grassroots environmental federation for the next two years.
Ms Nansen was a founding member of REDES/Friends of the Earth Uruguay in 1988, and has worked side by side with peasant women on agroecological processes and the defense of native seeds in Uruguay and different Latin American countries.