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.

18 October 2018

Three months after a landmark ruling from the European Court of Justice which confirmed that new 'GMO 2.0' should be covered by the same safety, traceability and labeling rules as existing GMOs in the EU, we take a look at the state of play. While the EU's top court confirmed the legal status of these new techniques, the European Commission and national governments are showing a worrying lack of action to implement the ruling.

15 October 2018

The European Union and its Member States are important actors when it comes to shaping globalisation.

24 September 2018

Excessive corporate influence over policy-making remains a serious threat to the public interest across Europe and at the EU level, warns this report by the Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation in the EU (ALTER-EU), of which Friends of the Earth Europe is a steering group member.

21 September 2018

On 21 September 2017, the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) with Canada entered into force provisionally and was applied to 90%.


The CETA controversy has led the European Commission to rebrand the undemocratic ISDS tribunals (Investor-State Dispute Settlement) as ICS (Investment Court System). However, the changes are minor and only procedural while the main points of criticism against ISDS have not been addressed.

17 September 2018

In the booklet Sufficiency: Moving beyond the gospel of eco-efficiency, Friends of the Earth Europe suggested introducing hard limitations to unsustainable trends—in particular to overconsumption—and putting emphasis on distributional justice in the economy. But how can we go about the task of building a 'sufficient' Europe?

4 September 2018

Taxing plastics can help lead to a responsible use of the material by triggering the necessary reduction of both production and consumption, a new report finds. However, a plastic tax will only work if designed to influence producer and consumer behaviour, rather than raising revenue.

26 July 2018

We face a planetary emergency. Communities are already feeling the impacts of climate change. We in Europe must do our fair share to keep global warming below 1.5 degrees. For Europe, this means a fair and urgent transition to a fossil-free energy system by 2030. This booklet outlines what we need to do to bring about a safe and clean Europe, free from fossil fuels.

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