20 March 2019

Ahead of an important vote in April 2019 in the European Parliament to reform the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), Friends of the Earth Europe and 15 other civil society organisations representing organic farmers, environmental protection, animal welfare, development, food and health interests are demanding MEPs in the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development vote to defend real value for public money and public and societal interests, not only those of farmers.

12 March 2019

The EU-Indonesia trade deal CEPA (Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement) is currently being discussed in Brussels. Indonesian negotiators are hoping to sell their favourite good to Europeans: palm oil. A commodity smeared with controversy, as it causes labour violations, deforestation or climate change.

20 February 2019

This briefing reveals a majority of EU countries have significant levels of energy poverty and are unable to keep all their citizens warm this winter - according to groundbreaking new research by Open Exp.

18 February 2019

On 21st February, the European Council has decided on the adoption of two mandates to allow the EU Commission to start negotiating a trade deal with the United States. Over 100 global and European civil society groups demand EU Member States to reject this deal as it endangers the climate and is not in line with the Paris agreement.

14 February 2019

This booklet explains how new EU renewable energy legislation could be used to unleash a wave of fossil-free community energy across Europe.

Bringing examples from across Europe, it shows how the new EU renewable energy directive - which enshrines new rights for communities, local authorities and citizens to generate and sell their own energy - can help to remove barriers to community renewables. It gives practical steps and resources for action.

13 February 2019

In the five months of action remaining under the current mandate of the European Commission, we call on EU Environment Commissioner Karmenu Vella to leave a lasting legacy for nature and people - The #NatureAlert Countdown starts now!

12 December 2018

The Krk liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal is a controversial European gas infrastructure project on the Croatian island of Krk. For two decades, the LNG Croatia d.o.o. corporation and successive Croatian governments have promoted its construction, joined in 2013 by the European Commission which gave it political backing and financial support as a Project of Common Interest (PCI), citing economic, energy security and even environmental benefits.

26 November 2018

Democracies all over Europe are under threat by a rise of hate, divisive and socially and environmentally destructive political forces.

Alarmed by this, an alliance of cross-sector NGOs, including Friends of the Earth Europe decided to call on the European Union and European governments to respond to this threat by 1) Upholding the rule of law, 2) Applying zero tolerance for hate speech and cyber-violence and 3) Defending the right for people to campaign for the public interest.

22 November 2018

The EU has a soy problem. It makes up around 40% of all plant protein used for animal feed in the EU – and 95% of it is imported from abroad. Destructive soy monocultures in Latin America are a direct consequence of the need to feed factory farms in the EU, where 9 billion animals are reared every year. This report assesses the state of play of protein crops and animal feed in the EU, and offers ways forward.

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