6 October 2015

This report provides a detailed analysis of the European Commission’s regulations on how EU member states carry out shale gas exploration and production. Developed by Friends of the Earth Europe and Food & Water Europe, the report says the Commission's Recommendation [1] is failing to protect the environment and the health of citizens.

24 September 2015

These factsheets have been developed to raise awareness and understanding across Europe about the EU-US transatlantic trade agreement (known as TTIP), which has the potential to be the biggest bilateral free trade agreement in history.

Developed in partnership with The European Consumer Organisation (BEUC), they provide insights into the risks the agreement poses to crucial European social, health and environmental protection, including key food safety measures.

27 August 2015

There is land embodied in everything we consume – our food, our electronic devices, our clothes. With Europe having one of the highest consumption rates in the world, where are we getting all this land from and what impacts is it having on people and planet?

27 July 2015

The EU and the US are currently negotiating a transatlantic trade agreement (known as TTIP) which has the potential to be the biggest bilateral free trade agreement in history.

This paper outlines the risks the deal poses to crucial European social, health and environmental protection, including key food safety and pollution measures. Originally published in 2013, it was updated in August 2015.

18 June 2015

This report focuses on nine Members of the European Parliament whose second jobs or outside interests give rise to concerns over potential conflicts of interest. All nine MEPs hold paid positions in companies or business associations that directly or indirectly lobby EU decision-makers on current legislative files. 

12 May 2015

This review introduces our work and the impact we had in 2014 - in Brussels and beyond. Read on for details of the impacts of our campaign highlights at the EU level, the activities of our youth network, success stories from our member groups around Europe, detailed financial information, a look ahead to the Paris international climate talks, and more. 

15 April 2015

While the European Commission is publicly talking up its climate ambition, it is allowing the shale gas industry to dominate the behind-the-scenes debate on fracking policy. 

This briefing reveals how the European Commission's new expert network on shale gas is dominated by major fracking industry players and those with strong links to it, and freezing out civil society.

13 April 2015

This briefing looks at how communities are taking control of the food revolution, and bypassing supermarkets to reconnect citizens with the food they eat and the people that produce it. With case studies from Italy, the Czech Republic, Germany, Spain and Hungary, it demonstrates the variety and creativity of those working together for a better food future.

The English-language version of this briefing was updated in May 2016 with new case studies from Germany and Hungary.

8 February 2015

It is widely acknowledged that the CAP – the EU's Common Agricultural Policy – has encouraged a model of agriculture that damages the environment – contributing to climate change, biodiversity loss, soil erosion and water pollution. It has promoted factory farming at the expense of viable incomes for farmers in rural areas.

This report showcases successful examples of transitioning towards local food systems – agroecology – across the EU, and indicates the priorities governments should have to encourage a better food system.

14 January 2015

This briefing explains the results of an opinion poll conducted by TNS Opinion in 8 countries on behalf of Friends of the Earth Europe. Europeans were asked about their habits and views in relation to locally produced food. The polling found that Europeans see a lot of benefits to buying locally produced food, but that there are problems which currently make it more difficult. Click here for an inforgraphic showing the main findings of the opinion poll.

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