Encouraging the reuse of materials and extending product life expectancy are crucial to implementing the circular economy
The transition from a linear economy to a circular one is an economic and environmental necessity which must be implemented as a matter of urgency. Our planet's resources must be safeguarded through more sustainable and efficient use, which would also reduce Europe's resource dependency and create new green jobs. The first step in this direction must be the elimination of all environmentally harmful subsidies, in particular direct and indirect fossil fuels.
Friday, 26 June 2015
Written by: Piernicola Pedicini
Posted in: Latest news, Newsroom, 2015, June, Environment, Public Health and Food Safety, Piernicola Pedicini
Ban not just animal cloning, but cloned food, feed and imports too
A draft law to ban the cloning of all farm animals, their descendants and products derived from them, including imports, in the EU was voted by the Environment and Agriculture committees on Wednesday. MEPs beefed up the European Commission’s initial proposal, citing high mortality rates at all development stages of cloning and EU citizens’ animal welfare and ethical concerns.
Thursday, 18 June 2015
Written by: Giulia Moi
Posted in: Agriculture and Rural Development, Latest news, Newsroom, 2015, June, Environment, Public Health and Food Safety, Giulia Moi
The fight against poverty is about fundamental rights, not ideology
According to the European Union's statistical office Eurostat, at the end of last year the EU's unemployment rate sat at 9.9 per cent. This rate is still far too high and our member state governments must do more to immediately address this. The European institutions also have a role to play in this. One of the aims of the Europe 2020 strategy is to reach 75 per cent of people who are employable on the job market. Last March, the European commission sent the parliament's employment and social affairs committee so-called 'guidelines for member state employment policies', which are currently being negotiated among the different political groups. After several months of work, it is clear that there is a mutual desire among MEPs to draw up a powerful and hard-hitting document to submit to member states in council.
Wednesday, 10 June 2015
Written by: Laura Agea
Posted in: Latest news, Newsroom, 2015, June, Employment and Social Affairs, Laura Agea