1 May 2008

A review of Friends of the Earth Europe's activities in 2007 including campaign highlights from Brussels and around Europe; publications; financial information, and a look ahead to 2008

1 April 2008

Released on the day Shell and BP announced combined quarterly profits of 14.4billion US dollars, 'Extracting the truth: Oil industry efforts to undermine the Fuel Quality Directive' uses industry's own data to show how oil companies are falsely claiming that the target proposed by the European Commission in revisions to the Fuel Quality Directive is unachievable.

1 April 2008

Attempts to use certification schemes to reduce the widespread environmental and social problems caused by growing crops for fuels and animal feeds are bound to fail.

The report from Friends of the Earth groups comes amid global worries about the increasingly tragic impacts of rising food prices. Biofuels - plants grown to make fuel not food - have been blamed as one factor driving this trend.

1 March 2008

Untested and potentially hazardous manufactured nanomaterials can be found in food, food packaging and other products on supermarket shelves across the European Union, according to a new report released by Friends of the Earth Europe.

'Out of the laboratory and on to our plates: Nanotechnology in food and agriculture' reveals that despite concerns about the toxicity risks of nanomaterials, consumers are unknowingly ingesting them because regulators are struggling to keep pace with their rapidly expanding use.

1 March 2008

'How recycling can fight climate change' is part of a study commissioned by Friends of the Earth Europe and the European Environmental Bureau, which looks at how recycling and waste prevention play a key role in the sustainable management of resources and the fight against climate change.

1 February 2008

A map detailing 50 environmentally damaging and economically dubious infrastructure projects in Central and Eastern Europe.

Based on the most extensive investigation to date, the map shows controversial projects with a total cost of EUR 22 billion. The projects are either already financed, or planned to be financed, by EU structural and cohesion funds and/or the European Investment Bank.

1 January 2008

The Italian-Slovak utility Enel/SE and the Slovak government are speeding up the completion of Mochovce Units 3 and 4. When it comes to nuclear safety of these VVER 440/V213 units, there is conflicting information as to which standard is to be applied. Available in English, German and Dutch.

1 January 2008

As in past editions of “Who Benefits from GM Crops?” we here provide a fact-based assessment of GM crops around the world, and address common misconceptions about their impacts. In this 2008 edition, we report on new trends and findings, particularly the rise in pesticide use with GM crops.

1 December 2007

Multinational companies and the contract dispute over Kashagan, the world's largest undeveloped oilfield.

1 December 2007

Toxic chemicals linked to development of the Kashagan oil field in Kazakhstan are polluting the Caspian Sea environment and damaging the health and livelihoods of local communities.

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