Brussels/Paris, June 20, 2011 – European airlines fuelling aeroplanes with biofuels is greenwashing, and flies in the face of recommendations from major international institutions, Friends of the Earth Europe said today on the opening day of the Paris air show, Le Bourget.
Bonn, June 17 – Today members of the youth organisation BUNDJugend (Young Friends of the Earth Germany) organized a spoof street party in front of the Maritim hotel, where UN climate talks have been taking place over the past two weeks. With music, dancing and a "40-percent" cake, 40 young people celebrated the announcement of a critical European pledge of 40% carbon emission reductions by 2020, without offsetting.
Around 10,000 people have attended a music festival in Prague in support of the Big Ask campaign.
The main message of the festival was that a climate change law would bring benefits for Czech people, the economy and the climate.
People packed Kampa island in the centre of Prague, attracted by great musicians, theatre, a farmer’s market and green technology demonstrations. The leader of the Social Democratic and Green parties were among the guests.
Brussels, May 18, 2011 - Key business sectors are preventing effective action against climate change, warns Friends of the Earth Europe on the opening day of the European Business Summit in Brussels.
The environmental campaign group singled out prominent EU lobby group and summit organiser, BusinessEurope, for blocking ambitious climate action. BusinessEurope presents itself as the voice of the business community when in fact it favours the most polluting industries and denies there are economic benefits for Europe of early action against climate change. 
The UK government has agreed a strong carbon budget for the period 2023-2027 of 50 per cent emissions reductions based on 1990 levels.
This was a key test of the effectiveness of the Climate Change Act which was passed in 2008, and while not perfect, it is certainly progress, according to Friends of the Earth England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Under the Climate Change Act, the government had to set the next carbon budget, which will now happen every five years, to map out the UK's CO2-cutting path.
As leading industry laggards met at the European Business Summit on 18 May, Friends of the Earth Europe distributed a spoof newspaper, ‘European Noise’. Key business sectors pushing against effective climate action were met with the parody paper produced to raise awareness and engage business and EU leaders towards bold climate action.
Around 10,000 copies were distributed around the European Business Summit, Brussels’ biggest annual lobby forum, and elsewhere.
Brussels, May 17, 2011 – The European Business Summit is a symbol of the disproportionate influence corporations, particularly lobby group BusinessEurope, have on European policy-making, Friends of the Earth Europe is warning on the eve of the event which opens tomorrow (May 18) in Brussels.
Friends of the Earth groups across Europe have called on world leaders to take serious action for the melting arctic.
With global temperatures increasing and melting sea ice, the area is under threat of becoming a victim of and contributor to climate change.
In the arctic the temperature is rising twice as fast in comparison to other areas, and local communities, ecosystems and the natural environment are struggling to cope with a rapidly changing climate.
Brussels, April 26, 2011 – On the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, Friends of the Earth Europe stands in solidarity with the people of Ukraine and neighbouring countries, remembering those affected by the catastrophe. Friends of the Earth Europe also stands with those still affected by the tsunami and ongoing nuclear crisis in Japan – where the severity level of the nuclear crisis has been raised to maximum, on a par with Chernobyl .
On the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, Friends of the Earth Europe stands in solidarity with the people of Ukraine and neighbouring countries, remembering those affected by the catastrophe. Friends of the Earth Europe also stands with those still affected by the tsunami and ongoing nuclear crisis in Japan – where the severity level of the nuclear crisis has been raised to maximum, on a par with Chernobyl.