Δελτίο Τύπου

Vella must commit to enforcing EU environmental standards

Βρυξέλλες
, 29/09/2014 - 17:57
Hearings of the candidates for the new Juncker European Commission

The EU must keep its leading role in environmental and maritime standards. Commissioner-Designate Karmenu Vella must be committed to the implementation of and future action on EU legislation. "There is a lot to do. Clean air, efficient use of resources and the current Seventh EU Environment Action Programme", said the EPP Group Spokesman on the European Parliament’s Environment Committee, Peter Liese MEP.

As for the EU Birds Directive, Liese called for the enforcement of existing legislation. "The Commissioner-Designate must keep a firm grip on the implementation of the EU Birds Directive, and also in his home country, Malta", said Liese.

Regarding the EU fisheries sector, EPP Group Spokesman Gabriel Mato MEP underlined: “Implementing the recently-agreed reform of the Common Fisheries Policy to put the EU firmly on the path of a sustainable fishing sector and fishing communities, must be the top priority for Mr Vella”, he said.

Fisheries play a vital role for jobs and economic activities, particularly in some countries. We ask the new Commissioner-Designate to continue to work to reduce the number of over-exploited stocks, fight against illegal and irresponsible fishing and promote the sea as a source of growth and prosperity for all citizens, providing them with better and more useful information for consuming fisheries products”, he added.

In the past legislature, the European Parliament adopted a new legislative framework which introduces fundamental changes in fisheries, including the landing requirement, to be set up between 2015 and 2019. The EPP Group will make sure that the new Commissioner takes the measures to adapt a number of fisheries regulations to the new principle of a discard ban.

Regarding the external dimension of the CFP, the EPP Group asks for a major role in international fisheries negotiations. "Concretely, we want transparency and dialogue and to take concrete measures and compromises to implement the Common Fisheries Policy", Mato concluded.

Σημείωση
Με 220 μέλη από 27 χώρες η Κ.Ο. του ΕΛΚ είναι η μεγαλύτερη πολιτική ομάδα στο Ευρωπαϊκό Κοινοβούλιο

Στοιχεία επικοινωνίας Ευρωβουλευτή

-
Peter LIESE
BRU - Phone: +32 (0)2 2845981 Fax: +32 (0)2 2849981
Ηλεκτρονικό Ταχυδρομείο: peter.liese@europarl.europa.eu
-
Gabriel MATO
BRU - Phone: +32 (0)2 2845237 Fax: +32 (0)2 2849237
Ηλεκτρονικό Ταχυδρομείο: gabriel.mato@europarl.europa.eu

Στοιχεία επικοινωνίας με το Γραφείο Τύπου

Thomas Bickl
Press Officer for German and Luxembourgish Media
Phone: +32 478 215 372
Maria Concepcion Lozano Martinez
Πρώην υπάλληλοι
Press Relations Fisheries, EuroLat, Spain
Esther Herranz García MEP and Nuno Melo MEP
18/10/2018 - 17:50

EPP Group promotes the role of youth in European agriculture

The EPP Group organised its fifth Congress of Young Farmers today to boost the role of young people in this crucial sector for Europe and to promote...
EPP Group highlights the EU’s long-term need for young farmers
18/10/2018 - 17:00

EPP Group highlights the EU’s long-term need for young farmers

The EPP Group held its fifth European Congress of Young Farmers in the European Parliament in Brussels. The number of young people taking up...
traffic on german autobahn,european cars and trucks
18/10/2018 - 10:32

Capping CO2 emissions: away with dirty trucks

EPP Group wants to limit CO2 emissions from trucks Today, the Members of the Environment Committee in the European Parliament voted in favour of a...
The map of Balkans under the magnifying glass
18/10/2018 - 09:32

EPP Group supports EU ambitions of Western Balkans

The EPP Group confirmed its support for the EU ambitions of the Western Balkan countries Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, FYROM, Kosovo, Montenegro...

Νέα της εβδομάδας

22/10/2018 - 26/10/2018
Border Entry / Exit signage between UK and France

Schengen Information System

The European Parliament will vote on Thursday on its final approval of the improved Schengen Information System (SIS) which locates wanted persons...
Discarded and polluting plastic garbage on sand

Reducing plastic waste

The EPP Group is in favour of new rules to reduce plastic pollution in Europe. The rules will be voted on in the European Parliament on Wednesday....
Young woman drinking glass of water

Safer drinking water for all

We want everyone to have access to quality water that is affordable and safe. On Tuesday, MEPs will approve changes to the new law on water safety...

Εκδηλώσεις

Oct
18
18/10/2018 - 09:00

XXI Annual EPP Group intercultural dialogue with churches and religious institutions

The XXI Annual EPP Group Intercultural Dialogue with Churches and Religious Institutions will be held in an...
Damir Glas