Russia has agreed to pay 2.7 million euro to the Netherlands as part of a final settlement to end the dispute over a 2013 incident where Russian personnel boarded a Greenpeace ship. The amount is less than the 7 million originally sought by Greenpeace and the Netherlands, and half the amount awarded at arbitration.
Environmental experts believe that the Dutch population will soon start noticing effects of the agreements reached at the climate summit. These effects will include the closure of coal plants, more electric cars, even more solar panels and less dependence on fossil fuels.
Greenpeace has launched a boycotting action against Shell in response to the oil company receiving the final go-ahead from the American government for drilling in Alaska
The Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise will be returned from Russia where it has been chained to the docks in Murmansk for several months. The Russian commission has conducted investigations on the vessel. The state of the ship is not clear.
Police have ended a Greenpeace action in the harbor of Ijmuiden. The environmental activists' group held the Saturn drilling rig to the pier with chains, to prevent the rig from going to the North Pole area for the Russian state company Gazprom, the NOS reports.
In the Rotterdam harbor, 30 activists from Greenpeace were arrested on Thursday morning. The group was protesting the controversial Russian Mikhail Ulyanov oil tanker with two ships, including the Rainbow Warrior.
Greenpeace activists Faiza Oulahsen and Mannes Ubels are back in the Netherlands. Their flight arrived from St. Petersburg and landed on Schiphol Friday evening around 19:45.
Greenpeace campaigner, Mannes Ubels, will not rejoin a similar action to that for which he was thrown in jail in Russia. "You assume that you have certain rights, and then it appears that the law is interpreted quite differently. That was a hard lesson. It's too risky for me to do that again," stated Ubels in an interview with nu.nl.
The bank guarantee for the release of the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise is almost ready, reported a spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Thursday.
Greenpeace activists Mannes Ubels and Faiza Oulahsen continue campaigning . Two months in a Russian cell did not break their fighting spirit is, according to the two in an exclusive interview with Nieuwsuur, which was broadcast Monday night.
The International Maritime Tribunal ruled today that the Arctic Sunrise and its crew are to be released immediately. The tribunal also suggested a deposit of 3.6 million euro for ship and crew.
The Greenpeace activists in Russia would be offered grace, according to President Vladimir Putin Thursday. They campaigned for a noble cause, but should not have climbed a platform. However, the state should show mercy, stated Putin to state news agency RIA Novosti.
Three more Greenpeace activists were released by the Russian court in St. Petersburg on bail, The Associated Press reports.
The Russian court in St. Petersburg ruled that Arctic Sunrise crew member, Mannes Ubels, may also be released on bail
The Dutch Greenpeace activist, Faiza Oulahsen, may be released on bail, decided a Russian court earlier today. Mannes Ubels will hear later today whether he may also be released on bail
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Faiza Oulahsen, a Dutch Greenpeace activist imprisoned in Russia, has asked King Willem-Alexander for help.
A temporary office of Greenpeace in Murmansk, in northern Russia, was burglarized Thursday night. A cage the organization wanted to use for a protest on Friday was stolen, reports Greenpeace.
The two Dutch Greenpeace activists, detained in Russia, are charged with piracy. Fourteen of the activists were charged today, all of them with piracy. The other sixteen will hear their charges tomorrow. The maximum sentence for piracy in Russia is fifteen years.
Uncertainty drives the Dutch Greenpeace activist Faiza Oulahsen crazy in a Russian cell. She writes this in a letter to a co-worker. The letter was published by Greenpeace on the organization's website.
The Dutch Greenpeace activists Faiza Oulahsen and Mannes Ubels will stay in a Russian cell for the next two months . The judge in Murmansk extended their detention.