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Commissioner Vella opens Green Week 2019 with focus on implementing environmental laws

Commissioner Vella opens Green Week 2019 with focus on implementing environmental laws

| May 14, 2019

This year’s edition of EU Green Week (13-17 May 2019) is opened today in Warsaw by Commissioner Karmenu Vella (pictured). It puts the spotlight on how environmental laws are applied on the ground. EU environmental laws have a huge impact on people’s lives. They improve water and air quality, protect nature and prevent waste. But to make a real […]

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EU must change from a kerosene tax paradise to a global pioneer for climate action say #Greens

EU must change from a kerosene tax paradise to a global pioneer for climate action say #Greens

| May 14, 2019

The non-governmental organization Transport and Environment has published a study, kept secret by the European Commission, on the consequences of a kerosene tax on aviation. In its study, the European Commission comes to the conclusion that an EU kerosene tax would reduce the CO2 emissions of European aviation by 11% without negative effects on the economy. […]

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EU leaders must reset direction for Europe, starting with #ClimateCommitments, say #GUE_NGL

EU leaders must reset direction for Europe, starting with #ClimateCommitments, say #GUE_NGL

| May 10, 2019

As European leaders met in Sibiu on 9 May to discuss the priorities for Europe, GUE/NGL President Gabi Zimmer called for immediate changes to climate, migration and austerity policies. “We are asking the leaders of EU member states if they have learned any lessons from the climate crisis, the Brexit referendum, the rise of the extreme right […]

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Climate marchers must be heard at #Sibiu EU leaders summit say Greens

Climate marchers must be heard at #Sibiu EU leaders summit say Greens

| May 10, 2019

Climate marchers from the ‘Fridays for Future’ movement have arrived in the Romanian city of Sibiu (pictured) where European heads of state and government are meeting to discuss the future of Europe. However, the mayor of the city has denied the marchers a permit that would allow the march to go ahead.  Reacting to the […]

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Health officials ‘protected use’ of 32 dangerous #Pesticides

Health officials ‘protected use’ of 32 dangerous #Pesticides

| May 10, 2019

Newly released European Commission documents reveal a fight to cripple important European pesticide protections. The haul of over 600 documents was obtained after a two year legal battle won by the Pesticide Action Network Europe (PAN). They show top officials trying to protect chemical and farming interests from incoming European rules that were expected to directly ban up […]

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Beekeepers gather outside ministries across Europe to demand bee-friendly pesticide standards ahead of #WorldBeeDay

Beekeepers gather outside ministries across Europe to demand bee-friendly pesticide standards ahead of #WorldBeeDay

| May 10, 2019

This week beekeepers and environmental groups have gathered outside agriculture ministries across Europe to hand in a petition signed by over 230,000 SumOfUs members, demanding that the European Commission finally makes pesticide testing bee-friendly. These creative and visual events, led by groups and individuals working directly with embattled bees, aim to draw the attention of […]

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#Sibiu – Leaders must implement citizens’ consultations

#Sibiu – Leaders must implement citizens’ consultations

| May 9, 2019

The future of Europe is environmentally and socially sustainable, and it is within reach if political leaders take action now – as environment and social organizations, representing millions of Europeans, we stand together to deliver this message to national and EU leaders meeting in Sibiu on 9 May to discuss the future of Europe. People […]

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