Welcome to the new Chair of the WG on Apiculture and Bee Health

We are happy to welcome MEP Michel Dantin (EPP, FR), as the new Chair of the Working Group on “Apiculture and Bee Health” as Mrs. Mariya Gabriel was appointed Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society earlier this year. Mr. Dantin was officially elected on October 25, 2017 at a Working …

The Review of the EU Forest Strategy

On Monday 4 December Miapetra Kumpula-Natri MEP, Chair of the “Bioeconomy” Working Group will co-host with Ulrike Müller MEP and Alde Coordinator of the EP Committee on “Agriculture and Rural Development”,and Andrzej Grzyb MEP Member of the EP Committee on “Environment, Public Health, and Food Safety” this event. The EU Forest Strategy published in September 2013 …

Pharmaceuticals in the Environment

On Wednesday 29 November Michel Dantin MEP and Chair of the “Water& Agriculture” Working Group, together with Peter Liese MEP hosted the entitled event: Pharmaceuticals in the Environment. Policy-makers, industry, and civil society gathered to discuss the potential policy options to curb the impact of pharmaceuticals in the environment. The Commission …

How can we support indigenous people’s sustainable hunt in the Arctic?

On Wednesday 29 November MEP Jørn Dohrmann hosted the event entiteld: How can we support indigenous people’s sustainable hunt in the Arctic? The initiative of a QR Code for Seal Skin in the European Parliament. In 2009, the European Parliament and the Council adopted Regulation (EC) No 1007/2009 banning the trade …

Combating Transnational Organised Crime in the fishing industry

On Thursday 23 November Ricardo Serrão Santos MEP and Chair of the “Biodiversity & Ecosystem Services” Working Group and Alain Cadec MEP and Chair of the “Fisheries, Aquaculture & Integrated Maritime Policy” Working Group will host the entitled event: Combating Transnational Organised Crime in the Fishing Industry: Global Challenges and International Cooperation. …

Towards circular plastics – How to bridge existing gaps?

On Wednesday 22 November Pavel Poc MEP and Chair of the EP Intergroup on Climate Change, Biodiversity, and Sustainable Development hosted together with Fredrick Federley MEP and Chair of the Circular Economy and Raw Materials Working Group this event. In the wake of the release of the European Commission’s Communication “A European Strategy for …

The end of the European Organic Label?

On Tuesday 21 November Angélique Delahaye MEP and Chair of the “Biodiversity & Ecosystem Services” working group will together with Marc Tarabella MEP hosted the entitled conference “The end of the European Organic Label?”. The rapid expansion of the organic agricultural sector and the outdated European certification rules has generated the need for a …

Marine Plastics Need European Action

On Wednesday 8 November Ricardo Serrão Santos MEP and Vice-Chair of the EP Intergroup on “Climate Change, Biodiversity, and Sustainable Development“, together with IUCN European Regional Office hosted the conference entitled “Marine Plastics Need European Action”. Plastic waste is increasingly impacting the marine environment and becoming one of the most challenging …

Towards a new EU policy for sustainable bioenergy: The role of forest biomass for climate change mitigation and adaption

On Tuesday 10 October MEP Marijana Petir together with MEP Hannu Takkula, hosted the event entitled “Towards a new EU policy for sustainable bioenergy: The role of forest biomass for climate change mitigation and adaption.” The event gathered policy-makers, scientists, and stakeholders in the European Parliament to discuss the role of forest …

Welcome to our new Vice-Chair!

We are happy to welcome or new Vice-Chair MEP Fredrick Federley (ALDE/SE) who officially joined the Intergroup in July taking over as Chair of the “Circular Economy & Raw Materials” working group. As Chair he is committed to working towards policies promoting the concept of a circular economy: decreasing unnecessary …