Environment

We are all concerned about the air we breathe, the water we use and the food we eat.

Disappointing performance from Verheugen leaves many questions unanswered

EMIS hearing

On 30 August, the EMIS committee heard from one of the key players in the control of car emissions, the former European Commissioner for Industry, Günter Verheugen, who finally accepted to speak to the committee after several refusals to take part.


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Hearings of former EU-Commissioners Günter Verheugen and Antonio Tajani (30 August/5 September)

EMIS hearings

  Former EU-Commissioners Günter Verheugen and Antonio Tajani will speak at the next EMIS hearings. As Commissioner for industry and entrepreneurship from 2004 to 2010 Günter Verheugen was in charge of the legislation on controversially discussed Regulation (EC) No. 715/2007 on typ...


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Questionnaire to Mr Antonio Tajani

EMIS hearing - 5 September 2016


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Why soil matters?

Video with international sign language and subtitles


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The circular economy

Video with international sign language and subtitles


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EU climate change policy

Commission proposals fail to live up to promises on climate action

The European Commission today presented its proposal on how to share the effort of greenhouse gas reductions between EU member states. The legislation sets out the emissions reductions required by EU member states until 2030 in sectors not covered by the EU’s emissions trading scheme. Commenting o...


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Greens/EFA Round up

Debriefing of the Strasbourg plenary week 4-8 July 2016

Greens/EFA priorities for the Strasbourg plenary included: Energy labels and a common sense A-G system; Human trafficking and EU external relations; UK referendum aftermath; Diverting development aid to military purposes; Revising money laundering rules and tackling tax avoidance; Controversial EU-Canada trade deal ratification; EU border and coast guard and fundamental rights; Whistleblower protection: EU rules badly needed; Tax evasion: conclusion of Lux Leaks investigation.


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Air pollution

Deal on draft EU law a blow for public health

An agreement between the European Parliament and Council revising EU air quality legislation, setting out national limits on a range of air pollutants, was today confirmed (1). The Greens condemned the final agreement, which significantly weakens the draft legislation proposed by the European Commis...


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