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Profile of registrant

Greenpeace European Unit

Identification number in the register: 9832909575-41
Registration date: 29/10/08 22:39:31

The information on this organisation was last modified on 08/10/14 15:31:57
The date of the last annual update was 08/10/14 15:31:57


Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Greenpeace European Unit
Acronym:
Legal status: Association sans but lucratif
Website address: http://www.greenpeace.eu

Sections

Section: III - Non-governmental organisations
and more precisely: Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Jorgo Riss
Position: Director

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Riss Jorgo
Position: Director, Greenpeace European Unit

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 199 Rue Belliard 
Brussels 1040
BELGIUM
Telephone number: (+32) 22741900
Fax number: (+) 
Other contact information:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: Greenpeace is a global non-profit organisation that uses non-violent direct action to tackle the biggest threats to our environment. Greenpeace aims to protect and conserve nature and to promote peace by investigating, exposing and confronting environmental abuse, challenging the political and economic powers that can effect change, driving economically responsible and socially just solutions that offer hope for current and future generations, and inspire people to take responsibility for the planet. Greenpeace speaks for 3 million (2013 figure) supporters worldwide.
Greenpeace European Unit is based in Brussels, from where we monitor the work of the EU institutions, expose deficient EU laws, challenge EU decision-makers to act responsibly in the public interest and confront industry lobbies that undermine environmental protection in the pursuit of their private interests.
Greenpeace is committed to transparency about EU interest representation. We believe that this register fails basic transparency standards and does not provide EU lobbying transparency. A credible EU lobbying transparency register includes names of individuals and the issues that they try to influence, provides precise and comparable financial information on lobbying, and has effective sanctions to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information disclosed. In an effort to arrive at a more objective way of calculating lobbying expenditures, we follow guidelines that result from consultations with public interest organisations, professionals working on lobby transparency as well as experts of US lobby disclosure legislation (the guidelines developed by the Civil Society Contact Group and ALTER-EU). Our registration therefore provides a more comprehensive calculation of our expenses for their required activities that aim to influence the policy formulation and decision-making processes of the European institutions, and a list of those who, on behalf of Greenpeace, carried out such activities.
In the very limited space this form allows, we aim to give all the relevant information that we consider necessary for lobbying transparency.
Our registration is based on the guidelines for transparent registration developed by the Civil Society Contact Group and ALTER-EU. The guidelines can be found at http://www.alter-eu.org/sites/default/files/documents/2012_ALTER-EU_CSCG_guidelines_Transparency_Register.pdf
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • national
  • European
  • global

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 13
Complementary information: Currently (i.e. in July 2014) 13 members from Greenpeace European Unit staff are on the list for access to the European Parliament premises.
The above-mentioned number and the list of names below are automatically generated by the EP accreditation services.

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Joris DEN BLANKEN 21/10/14 17/10/15
Andrea Carta 14/10/14 10/10/15
Andromahi Sideridou 21/10/14 17/10/15
Tara Connolly 11/07/14 08/07/15
Jorgo Riss 11/10/14 09/10/15
Sébastien RISSO 27/09/14 25/09/15
Mark Breddy 12/09/14 10/09/15
Franziska Achterberg 11/07/14 08/07/15
Saskia Richartz 11/09/14 09/09/15
Justine Maillot 11/07/14 08/07/15
Frederic Thoma 09/10/14 06/10/15
Kevin Stairs 21/10/14 17/10/15
Marco Contiero 18/09/14 16/09/15

Activities

Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:


Also included are people from GP national and regional offices, some of whom spent less than 20% of their time on lobbying activities or their preparation. These are:
G Simon (HU) M Santen (DE) K Brigden (UK) J Freidinger (CZ) K Rodics (HU) J Isakson (SE) CO Martinez (ES) H Bourges (FR) M Figura (PL) A Lazou (GR) S Clydesdale (UK) T Maack (DE) S Krug (DE) J Kerschbaumsteiner (AT) S Krug (DE) I Cepraga (RO) J Jerabek (AT) R Davies (UK) D Parr (UK) M Krüger (SE) S Blavier (FR) T Haaland (DK) D van Oijen (NL) F Verbelen (BE) F Amiel (FR) E Glorieux (BE) J Haverkamp (CZ) R Spautz (LU) H van Bekkem (NL) C Huxdorff (DE) G Simons (HU)
The salaries of Rodics and Figura were funded by the Oak Foundation.
The Executive Directors of European National and Regional Greenpeace offices (not listed here due to word limit) have also worked on all or some of the issues below.
Issues worked on:
EC No. 2000/60/EC & EC No 2008/105/EC Water legislation; Proposal for a Directive on priority substances in the field of water policy.2011/0429(COD)
EC No 1907/2006 Chemicals legislation – REACH
Chemicals in products – Conference – ANEC and ASI CC (October 2013)
Illegal logging and related trade / Implementation of the EU FLEGT Action Plan including Voluntary Partnership Agreements and Regulation establishing obligations for operators who place timber and timber products on the market
General Union Environment Action Programme to 2020: 'Living well, within the limits of our planet'
2013/2135(INI) 2030 framework for climate & energy policies
CFP reform (2011/0195(COD))EMFF (2011/0380(COD))
Proposal for a Regulation on the modalities for reaching the 2020 target to reduce CO2 emissions from new passenger cars COM(2012) 393; OEIL 2012/0190(COD)
Proposal for a Regulation on the modalities for reaching the 2020 target to reduce CO2 emissions from new light commercial vehicles COM(2012) 394; OEIL 2012/0191(COD)
Draft EC Directive laying down calculation methods and reporting requirements pursuant to Directive 98/70/EC of the EP and Council relating to the quality of petrol and diesel fuels; no OEIL reference (comitology)
Greenhouse gas emission allowance trading: timing of auctions 2012/0202(COD)
EU 2030 climate and energy policy framework 2013/2135(INI)
Arctic 2009/2814(RSP)
Offshore oil and gas safety Directive 2011/0309(COD)
2030 framework for climate and energy policies (COM (2013) 0169)
Guidelines on State Aid for environmental protection and energy 2014-2020 (C (2014) 2322)
Insurance and compensation of damages caused by accidents of nuclear power plants (nuclear liability)
State aid SA. 34947 (2013/C) notified by the United Kingdom in connection with the Investment Contract (early Contract for Difference) for the Hinkley Point C new nuclear power station.
EC Implementing Regulation (EU) No 485/2013 of 24 May 2013 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) No 540/2011, as regards the conditions of approval of the active substances clothianidin, thiamethoxam and imidacloprid, and prohibiting the use and sale of seeds treated with plant protection products containing those active substances. 25.5.2013 L 139/12
EC proposal to authorize the cultivation of GM maize 1507
Genetically modified organisms: possibility for the Member States to restrict or prohibit the cultivation of GMOs in their territory. 2010/0208(COD)

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Budget
  • Competition
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Development
  • Economic and Financial Affairs
  • Energy
  • Enterprise
  • Environment
  • External Relations
  • Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Food Safety
  • Foreign and Security Policy and Defence
  • General and Institutional Affairs
  • Home Affairs
  • Internal Market
  • Justice and Fundamental Rights
  • Public Health
  • Regional Policy
  • Research and Technology
  • Trade
  • Trans-European Networks
  • Transport

Structure

Total number of members that are natural persons: 3,000,000
Number of member organisations:
Member organisations (Number of members) :
The organisation has members/is represented in the following country(countries):
  • AUSTRIA
  • BELGIUM
  • BULGARIA
  • CROATIA
  • CZECH REPUBLIC
  • DENMARK
  • FINLAND
  • FRANCE
  • GERMANY
  • GREECE
  • HUNGARY
  • ITALY
  • LUXEMBOURG
  • MALTA
  • NETHERLANDS
  • POLAND
  • PORTUGAL
  • ROMANIA
  • SLOVAKIA
  • SLOVENIA
  • SPAIN
  • SWEDEN
  • UNITED KINGDOM

Complementary information:

Networking

Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.




Green10, Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation in the EU (ALTER-EU), Climate Action Network Europe (CAN Europe).

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2013 - 12/2013
Total budget: 1,834,534
of which public financing:
- from European sources:
- Procurement:
- Grants:
- from national sources:
- from local/regional sources:
from other sources: 1,834,534
- donations: 1,834,534
- contributions from members:
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: 1000000  € - 1250000  €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

In 2013 3 million people around the world supported Greenpeace with a financial gift. Greenpeace does not seek nor accept donations from governments (including the EU institutions), corporations or political parties.

Following the guidelines of the EU Civil Society Contact Group and the Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation in the EU, Greenpeace has calculated that it spent an estimated €1,229,137 in 2013 on activities carried out with the objective of influencing the policy formulation and decision-making processes of the European institutions.

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.