Towards sustainable management and trade possibilities of seal products

Following the decision by the WTO Appellate Body the EU must now change its seal trade regime and comply with the decision at the latest by 18 October 2015. In February 2015 the European Commission has presented a proposal to ban trade in products from seals taken in EU waters. …

EP Intergroup Newsletter January 2015: Editorial

Dear readers, We wish you a very happy and successful New Year! In December the European Parliament officialised the establishment of 28 Intergroups for the mandate 2014-2019. The Intergroup on “Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development” got officially re-established for the 5th consecutive parliamentary term since its creation in 1994. …

Intergroup’s Launch Cocktail Reception – Report

On the 15th of October 2014, MEP Pavel Poc, new appointed Chair of the Intergroup on “Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development”, hosted a cocktail reception in the European Parliament in Brussels to present the new mission and structure of the Intergroup for the mandate 2014-2019. This was also the …

EP Intergroup Newsletter November 2014: Editorial

Dear readers, On 26 November 2014 during the plenary session of the Parliament in Strasbourg a vote will take place in each political group on their final priority list for the establishment of Intergroups for the mandate 2014-2019. This time again, the list of intergroups competing for official recognition from …

EP Intergroup Newsletter September 2014: Editorial

Dear readers, After the summer break, activities in the European Parliament are now being resumed and the months taking us up to the end of the year look dense. The first Parliamentary Committee meetings will be taking place during the first week of September. The list of names and portfolios …

Invasions in Europe

Pavel Poc MEP, Czech Republic, S&D, Member of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety During my whole career, not only the political one, I´ve been fighting invasions of any sort, however mainly the invasions of alien species, particularly the heracleum mantegazzianum. Paradoxically enough, although being a …