An estimated 10,000 people took to the streets of Brussels today to 'welcome' Donald Trump on his first visit to the city – and Europe – after the US election.
Mr. Trump, who had called the city a 'hellhole' while campaigning in 2016, was greeted by a huge coalition of individuals and groups denouncing his dangerous climate policies, devastating rollbacks of social and environmental protections, misogyny, Islamophobia, racism and more.
This Saturday, activists around the world will unite, and march against Monsanto. Opposition has been mounting to the Bayer-Monsanto mega-merger, Friends of the Earth Europe even staged a 'marriage made in hell' outside the European Commission headquarters in Brussels.
Friends of the Earth Europe welcomes a decision by the European Court of Justice that trade agreements with investment provisions need to receive the scrutiny of national parliaments. The ruling comes at a time when citizens across Europe are increasingly concerned about the negative impacts of modern trade agreements, such as CETA and TTIP. They allow foreign investors to take governments to a business friendly tribunal if their profits are affected by public interest policies.
EU countries obstructing key measures that would bring the EU closer to a circular economy are revealed – and they are not your usual suspects.
The European Environmental Bureau, Friends of the Earth Europe and Zero Waste Europe asked member states whether they will support key proposals to boost EU waste policy in the negotiations taking place in Brussels in the coming weeks.
The depth of gas industry infiltration into European decision-making on energy policy was revealed today, following the launch of the report 'Hiding in plain sight' by Friends of the Earth Europe.
The European Commission today released new proposals for how the European Union deals with globalization issues.
Paul de Clerck from Friends of the Earth Europe reacted to the 'Harnessing Globalisation' paper:
With agribusiness mega-mergers like Bayer-Monsanto in the pipeline, the industrial model of farming that we campaign against is more visible and dangerous than ever before. But what should take its place?
At the end of last year, hundreds of small farmers, farmworkers, fisherpeople, pastoralists, and people from all walks of life working to create genuinely sustainable local food systems gathered in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, for the second Nyéléni Europe Forum for food sovereignty.
The Ikebiri community, from Bayelsa state, Nigeria, have launched an unprecedented legal case against the Italian oil giant Eni today seeking clean-up of, and compensation for damages from, an oil spill which has affected their community in the Niger Delta .
Individual activists could be facing more dangerous conditions, according to a new report on Russian civil society published by Friends of the Earth Norway.
The report "Pressure towards Russian environmental NGOs" expresses concerns about the future of Russian civil society, following the labelling of a third Russian partner organisation of Friends of the Earth Norway as a "foreign agent". The Russian organisation Kola Environmental Center are involved in important cross-border work with Friends of the Earth Norway.
As the European Commission reaches half-time in its term of office, campaigners are calling for urgent action to address the bias towards corporate interests as evidenced by data on lobby meetings held by Commissioners.