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Karmenu Vella stated: “this report on Europe’s fishing fleet shows that good results come with good practices. Over the course of my mandate, I have emphasised the fundamental importance of sustainable fishing. Europe’s fishers are seeing the benefits” External link

FIS Monday, August 12, 2019 11:03:00 PM CEST

Karmenu Vella stated: “this report on Europe’s fishing fleet shows that good results come with good practices. Over the course of my mandate, I have emphasised the fundamental importance of sustainable fishing. Europe’s fishers are seeing the benefits” External link

ec-europa Thursday, August 8, 2019 12:49:00 PM CEST

Karmenu Vella commented: “At some point we are all tourists, passing some time on the beach. It is obvious that clean and safe bathing waters are important for us to stay healthy and the good news is that bathing waters continue to improve. So next time you take a dip, remember that the EU played a part in keeping your bathing water safe and clean!,” External link

cyprustraveller Tuesday, August 6, 2019 7:18:00 AM CEST

Peter Thomson said: “There are a lot of things happening now, but we have to make sure that they are being properly coordinated, that everybody understands what is happening in each other’s tracks, and all of these tracks are now about action,” External link

tvm Friday, August 2, 2019 8:28:00 PM CEST

Antonio Garamendi dijo: "La previsibilidad y la regulación tienen que tener una estabilidad y no puede ser que cada día se vaya cambiando" External link

larazon-es Sunday, July 28, 2019 4:33:00 AM CEST

Karmenu Vella dijo: "Al final del día, nuestro interés es la salud de la población" External link

Publico-ES Sunday, July 28, 2019 4:22:00 AM CEST

Hubert Weiger sagte: „Das wäre der beste Schutz für die bäuerliche Landwirtschaft, gerade für die kleineren Betriebe in Süddeutschland“ External link

augsburger-allgemeine Saturday, July 27, 2019 3:11:00 AM CEST

Robert Habeck sagte: „Und zwar so, dass mit den vielen Steuermilliarden die Bauern mehr Geld bekommen, die klima-, umwelt- und tierfreundlich wirtschaften“ External link

augsburger-allgemeine Saturday, July 27, 2019 3:11:00 AM CEST

Peter Hauk kritisierte: „Habeck hat es als Landwirtschaftsminister in Schleswig-Holstein selbst nicht geschafft, die Nitrat-Belastung zu reduzieren“ External link

augsburger-allgemeine Saturday, July 27, 2019 3:11:00 AM CEST

Francisco Segura declaró: “Después de una actuación tan desleal, una actuación así no podía quedar sin un reproche claro por parte de la Comisión Europea” External link

lavanguardia Friday, July 26, 2019 11:20:00 AM CEST

Karmenu Vella señalado: “Nunca estamos contentos de ir a juicio, pero algunas veces es la única forma” External link

elconfidencial Friday, July 26, 2019 4:45:00 AM CEST

Karmenu Vella dijo: "Al final del día, nuestro interés es la salud de la población" External link

20minutos Friday, July 26, 2019 4:25:00 AM CEST

Joseph Muscat told: “Von der Leyen asked for my thoughts about the portfolio that should be given to Helena Dalli and I told her what I think. Helena Dalli also expressed her thoughts with me. I do not feel that that discussion should be made public,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, July 26, 2019 4:13:00 AM CEST

Joseph Muscat added (about Helena Dalli): “The profile of the person chosen (Dalli) will have an impact on the portfolio that she might be given,” External link

MaltaIndipendent Friday, July 26, 2019 4:13:00 AM CEST

Karmenu Vella dijo: “Al final del día, nuestro interés es la salud de la población” External link

radio-corporacion Thursday, July 25, 2019 8:38:00 PM CEST

Martin Weyand sagt: „Die Bundesregierung und die Bundesländer wären gut beraten, endlich die europäischen Vorgaben konsequent umzusetzen“ External link

wp-de Thursday, July 25, 2019 5:46:00 PM CEST

Karmenu Vella sagte: „Die Qualität der deutschen Gewässer ist nicht die beste“ External link

mbi-infosource Thursday, July 25, 2019 4:18:00 PM CEST

Karmenu Vella disse: "No final do dia, o nosso interesse é a saúde da população" External link

efe-agencia Thursday, July 25, 2019 3:47:00 PM CEST

Karmenu Vella explicado: "Siempre he sido muy claro acerca de la importancia de la salud humana. En este área no hay espacio para los compromisos" External link

euronews-es Thursday, July 25, 2019 3:33:00 PM CEST

Karmenu Vella dijo: "Al final del día, nuestro interés es la salud de la población" External link

canarias7 Thursday, July 25, 2019 2:08:00 PM CEST

Karmenu Vella dijo: "Al final del día, nuestro interés es la salud de la población" External link

diariopalentino Thursday, July 25, 2019 2:01:00 PM CEST

Karmenu Vella señalado: "En el caso de España, podemos confirmar que hay una violación sistemática de las reglas de la Unión Europea" External link

cadenaser Thursday, July 25, 2019 1:44:00 PM CEST

Karmenu Vella commented: “At some point we are all tourists, passing some time on the beach. It is obvious that clean and safe bathing waters are important for us to stay healthy and the good news is that bathing waters continue to improve. So next time you take a dip, remember that the EU played a part in keeping your bathing water safe and clean!,” External link

cyprustraveller Thursday, July 25, 2019 1:32:00 PM CEST

Joseph Muscat said (about Ursula von der Leyen): “It’s a very difficult balancing act for von Der Leyen as she has 26 other roles to cover, 25 if you don’t count the Spanish Commissioner who will be responsible for foreign affairs,” External link

MaltaToday Thursday, July 25, 2019 1:06:00 PM CEST

Karmenu Vella explicado: "Nunca estamos contentos recurriendo al Tribunal, pero hay ocasiones en las que no hay otro remedio" External link

eldiario-es Thursday, July 25, 2019 12:50:00 PM CEST

Helena Dalli said: "It was important that the work at the ministry continues, which is why I resigned immediately to ensure a smooth handover," External link

MaltaToday Wednesday, July 24, 2019 5:09:00 PM CEST

Karmenu Vella said: “The impact of this cod stock collapsing would be catastrophic for the livelihoods of many fishermen and coastal communities all around the Baltic Sea. We must urgently act to rebuild the stock – in the interest of fish and fishermen alike. That means responding rapidly to an immediate threat now, through the emergency measures the Commission is taking. But it also means managing the stock – and the habitat it lives in – properly in the long term” External link

eureporter Wednesday, July 24, 2019 2:24:00 PM CEST

Ines Sabanes afirma: "Cuando te están dando avisos de que tienes que profundizar en las medidas contra la contaminación y te exigen más compromiso, poner en duda lo que ya se está haciendo, por retraso o moratoria, es algo que tiene consecuencias, y las ha tenido" External link

elpais Wednesday, July 24, 2019 11:38:00 AM CEST

Karmenu Vella added: “Stronger and more effective European action is needed to protect and restore forests because the situation remains fragile, despite efforts already made. Deforestation has a destructive effect on biodiversity, climate and economy” External link

eureporter Wednesday, July 24, 2019 7:43:00 AM CEST

Neven Mimica said: “We stand ready to work with partner countries to protect and sustainably manage forests across the world. This is about food security, water, climate change, resilience and peace. It’s about building a more sustainable and inclusive world” External link

eureporter Wednesday, July 24, 2019 7:43:00 AM CEST

Teresa Ribera declara: “Si somos capaces de demostrar que lo que hemos hecho es positivo y tenemos preparado un segundo paquete de medidas para cumplir los objetivos que nos marquemos para el 2020, 2022 ó 2030, la UE lo tendrá en cuenta y podemos evitar que el procedimiento siga avanzando” External link

lavanguardia Tuesday, July 23, 2019 7:44:00 PM CEST

Frans Timmermans erklärte: „Die Wälder sind die grüne Lunge unseres Planeten, und wir müssen ebenso auf sie achten wie auf unsere eigene Lunge. Wir werden unsere Klimaziele nicht erreichen, ohne die Wälder der Welt zu schützen. Zwar befinden sich die größten Primärwälder der Welt nicht im Hoheitsgebiet der EU, jedoch wirken sich die Handlungen jedes Einzelnen von uns und unsere politischen Entscheidungen erheblich aus. Heute senden wir ein wichtiges Signal an unsere Bürgerinnen und Bürger und unsere Partner in der ganzen Welt, dass die EU bereit ist, in den nächsten fünf Jahren und darüber hinaus eine Führungsrolle in diesem Bereich einzunehmen.“ External link

dg-comm-de Tuesday, July 23, 2019 5:12:00 PM CEST

Karmenu Vella fügte: „Trotz der bereits unternommenen Anstrengungen sind die Wälder nach wie vor geschwächt. Daher muss Europa stärker und wirksamer handeln, um die Wälder zu schützen und wiederherzustellen. Die Entwaldung hat verheerende Auswirkungen auf die biologische Vielfalt, das Klima und die Wirtschaft.“ External link

dg-comm-de Tuesday, July 23, 2019 5:12:00 PM CEST

Frans Timmermans gab: "Wir werden unsere Klimaziele nicht erreichen, ohne die Wälder der Welt zu schützen. Zwar befinden sich die größten Primärwälder nicht im Hoheitsgebiet der EU, jedoch wirken sich die Handlungen jedes Einzelnen von uns und unsere politischen Entscheidungen erheblich darauf aus" External link

aiz Tuesday, July 23, 2019 4:37:00 PM CEST

Karmenu Vella added: "Stronger and more effective European action is needed to protect and restore forests because the situation remains fragile, despite efforts already made. Deforestation has a destructive effect on biodiversity, climate and economy" External link

ec-europa Tuesday, July 23, 2019 12:06:00 PM CEST

Frans Timmermans erklärte: „Die Agenda 2030 der Vereinten Nationen ist der umfassende Plan, den wir brauchen, um das Wohlergehen der Menschen zu verbessern und wirklich grüne und inklusive Volkswirtschaften und Gesellschaften aufzubauen. In Europa verstärken wir unsere gemeinsamen Anstrengungen, um die Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung in konkrete Maßnahmen umzusetzen, deren Fortschritte gemessen und überwacht werden können. Ich zähle darauf, dass die Europäische Kommission die Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung in den nächsten fünf Jahren vollständig in unser Modell der wirtschaftspolitischen Steuerung integriert. Es ist keine Zeit zu verlieren, denn die Zukunft unserer Kinder und Enkelkinder steht auf dem Spiel. Die EU muss nun einen Gang zulegen.“ External link

dg-comm-de Friday, July 19, 2019 11:54:00 AM CEST

Frans Timmermans said (about Neven Mimica): "The UN 2030 Agenda is the comprehensive plan that we need for increasing human well-being and building truly green and inclusive economies and societies. In Europe, we are strengthening our collective effort to translate the Sustainable Development Goals into concrete actions that can be measured and monitored. In the next five years I expect the European Commission to fully integrate the SDGs into our economic governance model. There is no time to lose as it is the future of our children and grandchildren that is at stake. The EU must now step up its game”. Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica added: " External link

europa-pressReleases Thursday, July 18, 2019 7:06:00 PM CEST

Jorge Buxadé dicho: "Lamentamos que la izquierda, los socialistas con los comunistas, hayan traído Madrid Central al Parlamento Europeo con la idea de dañar la imagen de España" External link

eldiario-es Wednesday, July 17, 2019 7:21:00 PM CEST

Cesar Luena dicho: "Funciona y es un éxito para luchar contra la contaminación y defender la salud pública de los madrileños" External link

eldiario-es Wednesday, July 17, 2019 7:21:00 PM CEST

Krista Mikkonen dijo: «Finlandia ocupa la Presidencia del Consejo de la UE en un momento crucial. El momento de resolver la crisis de sostenibilidad es ahora. Trabajando juntos, la UE puede encontrar soluciones tanto para la crisis climática como para detener la sexta extinción en masa. Nuestra ventana de tiempo se está cerrando. Debemos elevar el perfil de la UE como líder global en acción climática al próximo nivel» External link

residuosprofesional Monday, July 15, 2019 5:32:00 AM CEST

Karmenu Vella commented: “At some point we are all tourists, passing some time on the beach. It is obvious that clean and safe bathing waters are important for us to stay healthy and the good news is that bathing waters continue to improve. So next time you take a dip, remember that the EU played a part in keeping your bathing water safe and clean!,” External link

cyprustraveller Saturday, July 13, 2019 10:32:00 AM CEST

Krista Mikkonen sanoi: – Ihmisten ei tarvitse ostaa tuotteita, vaan he voivat ostaa palveluja, External link

mtvuutiset Friday, July 12, 2019 4:05:00 PM CEST

Karmenu Vella sanoi: – Emme voi odottaa, että parissa kolmessa vuodessa kiertotalous korvaisi täysin lineaarisen talousmallin, External link

mtvuutiset Friday, July 12, 2019 4:05:00 PM CEST

Jyrki Katainen sanoi: – Taustalla on hyvä pyrkimys, koska emme halua antaa myrkyllisten materiaalien päätyä vääriin paikkoihin. Nyt kun kiertotaloudella on aiempaa suurempi rooli, meidän on tarkasteltava lainsäädäntöä uudestaan niin, että jätteet ja kierrätetyt materiaalit voivat liikkua rajojen yli, External link

savonsanomat Friday, July 12, 2019 3:46:00 PM CEST

Krista Mikkonen sanoi: – Ihmisten ei tarvitse ostaa tuotteita, vaan he voivat ostaa palveluja, External link

savonsanomat Friday, July 12, 2019 3:46:00 PM CEST

Karmenu Vella sanoi: – Emme voi odottaa, että parissa kolmessa vuodessa kiertotalous korvaisi täysin lineaarisen talousmallin, External link

savonsanomat Friday, July 12, 2019 3:46:00 PM CEST

Krista Mikkonen sanoi: – Ihmisten ei tarvitse ostaa tuotteita, vaan he voivat ostaa palveluja, External link

karjalainen Friday, July 12, 2019 3:33:00 PM CEST

Karmenu Vella sanoi: – Emme voi odottaa, että parissa kolmessa vuodessa kiertotalous korvaisi täysin lineaarisen talousmallin, External link

karjalainen Friday, July 12, 2019 3:33:00 PM CEST

Krista Mikkonen said: “Finland holds the Presidency of the Council of the EU at a crucial moment. The time to solve the sustainability crisis is now. By working together, the EU can find solutions to both the climate crisis and to stopping the sixth mass extinction. Our window of time is closing. We must raise the EU’s profile as a global leader in climate action to the next level,” External link

eeas Friday, July 12, 2019 2:18:00 PM CEST

Krista Mikkonen detto: "Affinché la politica climatica dell'UE sia in linea con l'obiettivo di 1,5 gradi Celsius, il nostro obiettivo dovrebbe essere le emissioni nette zero, in altre parole un equilibrio tra emissioni di carbonio e pozzi entro il 2050 al più tardi. Oggi abbiamo avuto una discussione molto aperta che aiuterà a identificare gli ostacoli principali da superare per raggiungere un accordo entro la fine dell'anno. Molti paesi supportano già questo obiettivo, ma alcuni dettagli devono ancora essere finalizzati. La transizione verso una società a emissioni zero deve essere equa e dobbiamo affrontare le preoccupazioni dei cittadini " External link

italiannetwork Friday, July 12, 2019 8:18:00 AM CEST

Krista Mikkonen detto: "L'essenziale è che l'UE abbia tradotto le parole in azioni. Ma anche noi dobbiamo fare di più per fermare il cambiamento climatico. Durante la Presidenza finlandese, intendiamo tenere discussioni che si prepareranno all'aggiornamento degli obiettivi di riduzione delle emissioni dell'UE per il 2030. Molti Stati membri speravano inoltre che la Commissione avrebbe preparato un'analisi per sostenere questo lavoro " External link

italiannetwork Friday, July 12, 2019 8:18:00 AM CEST

Krista Mikkonen detto: "Quello che stiamo facendo ora semplicemente non è abbastanza. Per evitare impatti irreversibili, abbiamo bisogno di un rapido cambio di direzione. Le nostre discussioni hanno fortemente evidenziato la necessità di accelerare e migliorare il nostro lavoro per fermare la perdita di biodiversità. L'UE deve essere preparata a rivedere tutte le sue azioni dal punto di vista del rafforzamento della biodiversità. È una questione di preservare le fondamenta della vita umana " External link

italiannetwork Friday, July 12, 2019 8:18:00 AM CEST

Teresa Ribera dice: “La carta me parece pertinente en un momento en que se plantea la necesidad o no de adoptar más medidas o suprimir algunas de las existentes en algunas de las capitales” External link

noticiasdenavarra Friday, July 12, 2019 7:22:00 AM CEST

Krista Mikkonen said: “For EU climate policy to be in line with the 1.5 degrees Celsius target, our aim should be net zero emissions, in other words a balance between carbon emissions and sinks by 2050 at the very latest. We had a very open discussion today that will help identify the key obstacles to be cleared to reach agreement by the end of the year. Many countries already support this objective, but a few details still need to be finalised. The transition to a zero-emissions society must be fair, and we must address citizens’ concerns,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, July 11, 2019 9:44:00 PM CEST

Krista Mikkonen said: “What is crucial is that the EU has translated words into action. But we, too, need to do more to stop climate change. During Finland’s Presidency, we intend to hold discussions that will prepare for updating the EU’s emissions reduction targets for 2030. Many member states also hoped that the Commission would prepare an analysis to support this work,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, July 11, 2019 9:44:00 PM CEST

Krista Mikkonen said: “What we’re doing now simply isn’t enough. To avoid irreversible impacts, we need a swift change of direction. Our discussions strongly highlighted the need to speed up and improve our work to stop the loss of biodiversity. The EU needs to be prepared to review all its actions from the perspective of reinforcing biodiversity. It’s a matter of preserving the foundations of human life,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, July 11, 2019 9:44:00 PM CEST

Krista Mikkonen sanoi: – Toivon, että (Suomen EU-)puheenjohtajakauden aikana käytävät keskustelut tasoittavat tietä kunniahimon tason nostamiseen, External link

savonsanomat Thursday, July 11, 2019 5:58:00 PM CEST

Krista Mikkonen sanoi: – Enemminkin kysymys on siitä, miten ja mitä heidän pitää tehdä, että he voivat siihen (ilmastotavoitteeseen) sitoutua kuin että he eivät siihen sitoutuisi, External link

savonsanomat Thursday, July 11, 2019 5:58:00 PM CEST

Krista Mikkonen muistutti: – Tiedämme jo nyt, että paitsi meillä Suomessa, myös hyvin monessa muussa paikassa ympäri Eurooppaa ilmastonmuutoksesta ja sään ääri-ilmiöistä aiheutuu valtavasti erilaista tuhoa ja haittaa, External link

savonsanomat Thursday, July 11, 2019 5:58:00 PM CEST

Krista Mikkonen painotti: – Tällä kertaa meidän on onnistuttava, External link

savonsanomat Thursday, July 11, 2019 5:58:00 PM CEST

Karmenu Vella sanoi: – Biodiversiteetti saa poliitikkojen huomiota, kuten kuuluukin. Olemme tehneet toimintasuunnitelman, johon kuuluu esimerkiksi torjunta-aineiden vähentäminen maataloudessa pölyttäjien ja lintujen suojelemiseksi. Kansalaiset vaativat meiltä suunnitelmia ongelmien hoitamiseksi, External link

ts Thursday, July 11, 2019 5:04:00 PM CEST

Pablo Casado afirmado (about Pedro Sanchez): "Pedro Sánchez debe ser consciente de que tiene una mayoría exigua, no puede pretender gobernar en solitario" External link

formulatv Thursday, July 11, 2019 11:53:00 AM CEST

Ada Colau asegurado: "Barcelona no va a frenar, no para evitar multas, sino para hacer la vida posible" External link

eldiario-es Wednesday, July 10, 2019 9:31:00 PM CEST

Teresa Ribera dicho: "He remitido la carta a las administraciones donde se superan los topes y en particular al alcalde de Madrid y al consejero de Territorio y Sostenibilidad de la Generalitat de Catalunya, invitándoles a fortalecer la cooperación y a trabajar conjuntamente en medidas que se sumen a las ya existentes" External link

elespanol Wednesday, July 10, 2019 8:35:00 PM CEST

Teresa Ribera comentó (about Karmenu Vella): "El comisario Vella nos recuerda que, en cuestión de calidad del aire, debemos actuar con medidas adicionales y complementarias" External link

diariosigloxxi Wednesday, July 10, 2019 1:56:00 PM CEST

Karmenu Vella uvedl: „Směrnice umožní Evropě směřovat k energeticky šetrnějšímu a oběhovému hospodářství,“ External link

parlamentnilisty Tuesday, July 9, 2019 12:25:00 PM CEST

Stefano Ciafani dichiarato: “Con questo atto formale, con le delibere già prese da quattro Comuni, sono 6 su sette le amministrazioni comunali elbane che hanno intrapreso un percorso plastic free, manca solo Rio e sollecitiamo il sindaco Corsini e la sua giunta a farlo al più presto perché così l’Elba diventerebbe la più grande isola del Mediterraneo ad aver dichiarato guerra alla plastica monouso, intraprendendo il percorso indicato dal Santuario Pelagos, dai Parchi Nazionali delle 5 Terre e dell’Arcipelago Toscano, da Legambiente e ExpeditionMed” External link

lanuovaecologia Monday, July 1, 2019 1:51:00 PM CEST

Nicolas Entrup kritisierte: „Einer direkten kommerziellen Bejagung wird diese Population nicht standhalten. Wir werden daher diese und vermutlich auch andere Walpopulationen verlieren“ External link

ORF Monday, July 1, 2019 11:27:00 AM CEST

Nicolas Entrup kritisierte: "Einer direkten kommerziellen Bejagung wird diese Population nicht Stand halten. Wir werden daher diese und vermutlich auch andere Walpopulationen verlieren" External link

spiegel Monday, July 1, 2019 11:19:00 AM CEST

Kiyoshi Ejima zegt: “We willen onze cultuur van walvisjacht laten heropleven” External link

nieuwsblad Monday, July 1, 2019 7:28:00 AM CEST

Nicolas Entrup zegt: “Deze populatie zal een directe commerciële jacht niet overleven. We zullen deze en vermoedelijk ook andere walvispopulaties verliezen” External link

nieuwsblad Monday, July 1, 2019 7:28:00 AM CEST

Paul Watson zegt: “Walvisvangst als een legale industrie is voorbij. We moeten enkel nog de piraten opruimen” External link

nieuwsblad Monday, July 1, 2019 7:28:00 AM CEST

Stefano Ciafani commentato: «Con questo atto – (\*) - e le delibere dei comuni, sono 6 su sette le amministrazioni comunali elbane che hanno intrapreso un percorso plastic free, manca solo Rio e sollecitiamo il sindaco Corsini a farlo al più presto. L’Elba diventerebbe la più grande isola del Mediterraneo ad aver dichiarato guerra alla plastica monouso sul percorso indicato dal Santuario Pelagos, dai Parchi Nazionali delle 5 Terre e dell’Arcipelago Toscano, da Legambiente e ExpeditionMed» External link

iltirreno Monday, July 1, 2019 4:43:00 AM CEST

Nicolas Entrup kritisierte: "Einer direkten kommerziellen Bejagung wird diese Population nicht Stand halten. Wir werden daher diese und vermutlich auch andere Walpopulationen verlieren" External link

t-online Sunday, June 30, 2019 11:07:00 PM CEST

Nicolas Entrup kritisierte: "Einer direkten kommerziellen Bejagung wird diese Population nicht Stand halten. Wir werden daher diese und vermutlich auch andere Walpopulationen verlieren" External link

nnn-de Sunday, June 30, 2019 10:09:00 PM CEST

Nicolas Entrup kritisierte: "Einer direkten kommerziellen Bejagung wird diese Population nicht Stand halten. Wir werden daher diese und vermutlich auch andere Walpopulationen verlieren" External link

abendzeitung-muenchen Sunday, June 30, 2019 1:23:00 PM CEST

Nicolas Entrup kritisierte: "Einer direkten kommerziellen Bejagung wird diese Population nicht Stand halten. Wir werden daher diese und vermutlich auch andere Walpopulationen verlieren" External link

wolfsburger-nachrichten Sunday, June 30, 2019 1:10:00 PM CEST

Stefano Ciafani commentato: «Con questo atto – (\*) - e le delibere dei comuni, sono 6 su sette le amministrazioni comunali elbane che hanno intrapreso un percorso plastic free, manca solo Rio e sollecitiamo il sindaco Corsini a farlo al più presto. L’Elba diventerebbe la più grande isola del Mediterraneo ad aver dichiarato guerra alla plastica monouso sul percorso indicato dal Santuario Pelagos, dai Parchi Nazionali delle 5 Terre e dell’Arcipelago Toscano, da Legambiente e ExpeditionMed» External link

247libero Sunday, June 30, 2019 12:38:00 PM CEST

Nicolas Entrup kritisierte: «Einer direkten kommerziellen Bejagung wird diese Population nicht Stand halten. Wir werden daher diese und vermutlich auch andere Walpopulationen verlieren» External link

greenpeace-magazin Sunday, June 30, 2019 5:18:00 AM CEST

Violeta Bulc said: “This roadmap marks a major milestone for the project. The new link will help reach our ambitious decarbonisation objectives by shifting traffic from road to inland waterways, while opening new economic opportunities in the regions concerned and in this way strengthening social and territorial cohesion” External link

EC Saturday, June 29, 2019 4:36:00 AM CEST

Karmenu Vella commented: “At some point we are all tourists, passing some time on the beach. It is obvious that clean and safe bathing waters are important for us to stay healthy and the good news is that bathing waters continue to improve. So next time you take a dip, remember that the EU played a part in keeping your bathing water safe and clean!,” External link

cyprustraveller Friday, June 28, 2019 2:06:00 PM CEST

Karmenu Vella powiedział: "Z zadowoleniem przyjmuję znaczne wysiłki podjęte przez Tajwan w celu zreformowania krajowych przepisów dotyczących rybołówstwa, wprowadzenia nowych narzędzi kontroli i poprawy identyfikowalności produktów rybołówstwa morskiego. Dialog prowadzony przez UE z Tajwanem pokazał raz jeszcze, że współpraca międzynarodowa jest główną siłą napędową zdrowszego zarządzania oceanami" External link

forsal Friday, June 28, 2019 1:52:00 PM CEST

Karmenu Vella said: “I welcome the considerable efforts undertaken by Taiwan to reform its fisheries legal framework, implement new control tools and improve the traceability of marine fisheries products. The EU’s dialogue with Taiwan has shown again that international co-operation is a key driver towards healthier ocean management” External link

eureporter Friday, June 28, 2019 8:43:00 AM CEST

Karmenu Vella said: “I welcome the considerable efforts undertaken by Taiwan to reform its fisheries legal framework, implement new control tools and improve the traceability of marine fisheries products,” External link

ChinaPost Friday, June 28, 2019 1:10:00 AM CEST

Karmenu Vella said: “The EU’s dialogue with Taiwan has shown again that international cooperation is a key driver towards healthier ocean management,” External link

ChinaPost Friday, June 28, 2019 1:10:00 AM CEST

Madeleine Majorenko said: “I have witnessed the hard work Taiwan has put in to improve the overall fishery regulations and management system to combat IUU fishing,” External link

ChinaPost Friday, June 28, 2019 1:10:00 AM CEST

Tsai Ing wen wrote: “We succeeded in protecting Taiwan’s NT$40 billion worth of annual fishery exports,” External link

ChinaPost Friday, June 28, 2019 1:10:00 AM CEST

Nicolas Entrup kritisierte: „Einer direkten kommerziellen Bejagung wird diese Population nicht Stand halten. Wir werden daher diese und vermutlich auch andere Walpopulationen verlieren“ External link

ORF Thursday, June 27, 2019 4:05:00 PM CEST

Karmenu Vella said: "I welcome the considerable efforts undertaken by Taiwan to reform its fisheries legal framework, implement new control tools and improve the traceability of marine fisheries products," External link

focustaiwan Thursday, June 27, 2019 3:39:00 PM CEST

Karmenu Vella said: "The EU's dialogue with Taiwan has shown again that international cooperation is a key driver towards healthier ocean management," External link

focustaiwan Thursday, June 27, 2019 3:39:00 PM CEST

Madeleine Majorenko said: "I have witnessed the hard work Taiwan has put in to improve the overall fishery regulations and management system to combat IUU fishing," External link

focustaiwan Thursday, June 27, 2019 3:39:00 PM CEST

Tsai Ing wen wrote: "We succeeded in safeguarding Taiwan's NT$40 billion worth of annual fishery exports," External link

focustaiwan Thursday, June 27, 2019 3:39:00 PM CEST

Nicolas Entrup kritisierte: «Einer direkten kommerziellen Bejagung wird diese Population nicht Stand halten. Wir werden daher diese und vermutlich auch andere Walpopulationen verlieren» External link

greenpeace-magazin Thursday, June 27, 2019 3:30:00 PM CEST

Karmenu Vella erklärte: „Ich begrüße die beträchtlichen Anstrengungen, die Taiwan unternommen hat, um seinen Rechtsrahmen für die Fischerei zu reformieren, neue Kontrollinstrumente einzuführen und die Rückverfolgbarkeit von Erzeugnissen der Meeresfischerei zu verbessern. Der Dialog der EU mit Taiwan hat erneut gezeigt, dass die internationale Zusammenarbeit eine treibende Kraft für eine bessere Verwaltung der Meere darstellt.“ External link

dg-comm-de Thursday, June 27, 2019 1:36:00 PM CEST

Violeta Bulc said: “This roadmap marks a major milestone for the project. The new link will help reach our ambitious decarbonisation objectives by shifting traffic from road to inland waterways, while opening new economic opportunities in the regions concerned and in this way strengthening social and territorial cohesion” External link

europa-pressReleases Thursday, June 27, 2019 12:10:00 PM CEST

Grațiela Leocadia Gavrilescu said: "We also agreed on the need to improve and integrate the risk management approach of chemicals in all European environmental legislation to increase its coherence and efficiency," External link

stiripesurse Thursday, June 27, 2019 8:42:00 AM CEST

Grațiela Leocadia Gavrilescu said: "I am extremely proud because important files have been successfully negotiated, such as setting the first CO2 emission performance standards for new heavy duty vehicles, tightening persistent organic pollutant rules and the LIFE programme. It was a real honour for me in these six months to co-chair the Environment Council meetings and together with the whole team of the Romanian presidency to advance topics of great importance to our citizens and our future," External link

stiripesurse Thursday, June 27, 2019 8:42:00 AM CEST

Grațiela Leocadia Gavrilescu said: "We also agreed on the need to improve and integrate the risk management approach of chemicals in all European environmental legislation to increase its coherence and efficiency," External link

ziuanews Thursday, June 27, 2019 8:29:00 AM CEST

Grațiela Leocadia Gavrilescu said: "I am extremely proud because important files have been successfully negotiated, such as setting the first CO2 emission performance standards for new heavy duty vehicles, tightening persistent organic pollutant rules and the LIFE programme. It was a real honour for me in these six months to co-chair the Environment Council meetings and together with the whole team of the Romanian presidency to advance topics of great importance to our citizens and our future," External link

ziuanews Thursday, June 27, 2019 8:29:00 AM CEST

Elżbieta Bieńkowska said: "REACH is the most advanced and comprehensive chemical legislation in the world, and many other jurisdictions have followed the EU's lead in regulating chemicals. EU industry now makes chemicals safer for citizens and the environment. We need to build on this success and ensure that EU manufacturers do not face competitive disadvantages compared to non-EU manufacturers, notably by making sure that imported goods comply with EU rules on chemicals" External link

EC Wednesday, June 26, 2019 12:36:00 PM CEST

Karmenu Vella said: “I congratulate Lahti for winning this tough competition at such a pivotal time for our planet. The European Green Capital 2021 title brings a lot of responsibility to be a strong role model for cities across Europe, as we all work together to preserve and restore our planet and tackle climate change. Lahti has the environmental credibility and passion to embrace that responsibility and be an inspiring international leader. I also congratulate Lille and Strasbourg, for getting this far in the competition – I wish you well in your continuous sustainable journey to make your cities fit for life” External link

eureporter Monday, June 24, 2019 9:10:00 AM CEST

Karmenu Vella said: “Through good testing, reporting, monitoring and sharing of expertise, we are sure to continue improving the quality of our favourite swimming spots. Our new Environmental Implementation Review will help Member States learn from each other how best to attain and keep the excellent standards” External link

kmeta Sunday, June 23, 2019 1:50:00 PM CEST

Svenja Schulze said: “Science lives on arguments and counterarguments, on free thinking and on interdisciplinary discourse. But science also lives on facts and evidence,” External link

politico-eu Saturday, June 22, 2019 6:56:00 AM CEST

Karmenu Vella közölte: "Lahti rendelkezik a megfelelő hitelességgel és szenvedéllyel, hogy felelősséget vállaljon és inspiráló vezetővé váljon a nemzetközi színtéren" External link

bumm Friday, June 21, 2019 7:57:00 PM CEST

Karmenu Vella said: "I urge you to act with caution, because there is a lot at stake in terms of the sustainability of the sector and our international credibility," External link

FIS Friday, June 21, 2019 5:50:00 PM CEST

Phil Hogan said: “Today's sale of the last remaining public stocks of skimmed milk powder closes a chapter. The disposal of the stock, without impacting on the price of skimmed milk powder, is a vindication of the Commission's patience and prudent management of the whole process since 2015. The results of the Commission's actions are higher prices and a stable market. Once again, the European Commission has shown its commitment and support to and solidarity with European farmers in times of crisis. It also illustrates the necessity and the efficiency of the Common Agricultural Policy's instruments. The right tools acted as a vital safety net during a time of significant market disturbance and their appropriate and timely deployment has helped to secure the viability of [tens/hundreds] of thousands of European dairy farmers ” External link

europa-pressReleases Friday, June 21, 2019 1:14:00 PM CEST

Karmenu Vella said: “I congratulate Lahti for winning this tough competition at such a pivotal time for our planet. The European Green Capital 2021 title brings a lot of responsibility to be a strong role model for cities across Europe, as we all work together to preserve and restore our planet and tackle climate change. Lahti has the environmental credibility and passion to embrace that responsibility and be an inspiring international leader. I also congratulate Lille and Strasbourg, for getting this far in the competition I wish you well in your continuous sustainable journey to make your cities fit for life” External link

europa-pressReleases Friday, June 21, 2019 1:14:00 PM CEST

Karmenu Vella said: "I congratulate Lahti for winning this tough competition at such a pivotal time for our planet," External link

xinhuanet_en Friday, June 21, 2019 3:12:00 AM CEST

Pekka Timonen powiedział: "Mamy pierwszą na świecie neutralną pod względem emisji orkiestrę symfoniczną i wolny od dwutlenku węgla profesjonalny klub sportowy. Potrzebujmy przykładów, przewodników, ludzi, którzy inspirują innych" External link

cire Thursday, June 20, 2019 11:20:00 PM CEST

Raymond Johansen sier: - Vi må gå nøye gjennom budsjettene nå, men det er liten tvil om at Rødt og de borgerlige partienes kutt på 25 millioner til miljøhovedstadsåret vil bety kutt i tilskudd til bydelene og frivillige organisasjoners miljøarbeid, External link

nettavisen Thursday, June 20, 2019 8:37:00 PM CEST

Raymond Johansen sier: - Byrådet og fagforeningene skulle på lag for at flere skal reise klimavennlig til jobb. Nå kan alle kommunale virksomheter søke om klimavennlige jobbreisetiltak. Dette kutter nå Rødt og høyrepartiene i. Det synes jeg er synd og Rødt bør beklager til Fagforbundet og de som er på jobb for Oslo kommune, External link

nettavisen Thursday, June 20, 2019 8:37:00 PM CEST

Karmenu Vella manifestado: "Necesitamos buenos gobernantes y colaboración, y que todos los departamentos estén en contacto.Con el trabajo en red, ganan las ciudades. Necesitamos contar nuestra historia para inspirar a otras ciudades, y necesitamos superhéroes como Oslo" External link

europapress Thursday, June 20, 2019 3:05:00 PM CEST

Karmenu Vella manifestado: “Necesitamos buenos gobernantes y colaboración, y que todos los departamentos estén en contacto.Con el trabajo en red, ganan las ciudades. Necesitamos contar nuestra historia para inspirar a otras ciudades, y necesitamos superhéroes como Oslo” External link

lacerca Thursday, June 20, 2019 1:01:00 PM CEST

Luis Planas dijo: “No hay ningún Estado miembro que plantee un aumento de la capacidad. Desde luego no lo va a hacer en ningún caso España” External link

efeagro Wednesday, June 19, 2019 2:30:00 PM CEST

Karmenu Vella dijo: “Les insto a actuar con precaución, porque hay mucho en juego en términos de la sostenibilidad del sector y de nuestra credibilidad internacional” External link

efeagro Wednesday, June 19, 2019 2:30:00 PM CEST

Karmenu Vella dichiarato: “Oceani sani e ben gestiti costituiscono una premessa indispensabile per investimenti a lungo termine e per la creazione di posti di lavoro nel settore della pesca e, più in generale, dell' economia blu . In qualità di attore globale degli oceani e quinto produttore mondiale di prodotti ittici, l'Unione europea ha una grande responsabilità per la protezione, la conservazione e l'uso sostenibile degli oceani e delle risorse che ne derivano. Il Fondo consentirà agli Stati membri e alla Commissione di far fronte a tale responsabilità con investimenti che promuovano attività di pesca sostenibili, la sicurezza alimentare, un'economia marittima fiorente e mari e oceani sani e produttivi” External link

fasi Wednesday, June 19, 2019 12:26:00 PM CEST

Luis Planas dijo: "No hay ningún Estado miembro que plantee un aumento de la capacidad. Desde luego no lo va a hacer en ningún caso España" External link

eldiario-es Tuesday, June 18, 2019 5:47:00 PM CEST

Karmenu Vella dijo: "Les insto a actuar con precaución porque hay mucho en juego en términos de la sostenibilidad del sector y de nuestra credibilidad internacional" External link

eldiario-es Tuesday, June 18, 2019 5:47:00 PM CEST

Miguel Arias Canete declarado: «Todo contribuye a la reducción de emisiones en la que estamos inmersos en el marco del Acuerdo de París » External link

abc-Andalucia Tuesday, June 18, 2019 2:09:00 PM CEST

Jennie Nilsson sade: – Vi är väldigt bekymrade över att man gör förändringar som gör att man kan använda mer pengar till att öka kapaciteten. Det innebär att man får möjlighet att öka överfiskningen helt enkelt, i ett läge där vi i stället borde jobba tvärtom och ha ett mer hållbart fiske, External link

aftonbladet Tuesday, June 18, 2019 11:50:00 AM CEST

Karmenu Vella sade: – Det finns inget berättigande i att lägga skattebetalarnas pengar på nya fiskefartyg. Olyckligtvis skulle den här kompromisstexten leda till ett stödberoende som inte kan berättigas med ekonomiska argument, External link

aftonbladet Tuesday, June 18, 2019 11:50:00 AM CEST

Luis Planas dijo: "Hablamos de la sostenibilidad y la primera es la humana. No hay ningún Estado miembro que plantee un aumento de la capacidad. Desde luego no lo va a hacer en ningún caso España" External link

andaluciainformacion Tuesday, June 18, 2019 11:45:00 AM CEST

Karmenu Vella said: “The proposed EMFF offers better ways of helping young fishermen than buying them a 24-meter vessel,” External link

euractiv-en Tuesday, June 18, 2019 8:57:00 AM CEST

Nicolas Fournier says: “So far, Mediterranean countries are failing to protect areas crucial for the survival of fish as they committed to do so in 2017” External link

europeandatajournalism Tuesday, June 18, 2019 4:48:00 AM CEST

Marine Research argues: “Bigger investments are needed to improve Mediterranean fisheries research through the collection and analysis of good quality data regarding the biology and exploitation of Mediterranean fish stocks” External link

europeandatajournalism Tuesday, June 18, 2019 4:48:00 AM CEST

Sergio Costa aggiunto (about Sergio Costa): "È un grande risultato per il Paese, frutto di un impegno costante - ha affermato il Ministro dell'Ambiente Sergio Costa -. Adesso guardiamo avanti, perché la sfida è ancora impegnativa. Stiamo lavorando in costante contatto con la Commissione europea per veder calare il numero delle procedure d'infrazione ambientali che affliggono il nostro Paese - (\*) - alcune delle quali di notevole impatto sulla vita quotidiana dei cittadini, come quelle relative alle acque reflue o alla qualità dell'aria, cui abbiamo impresso una forte accelerazione con il Clean Air Dialogue di Torino" External link

e-gazette Monday, June 17, 2019 11:11:00 AM CEST

Sergio Costa concluso: "Il 25 di questo mese incontrerò personalmente il Commissario Vella - (\*) - per fare insieme a lui il punto e cercare di risolvere le situazioni problematiche nel più breve tempo possibile" External link

e-gazette Monday, June 17, 2019 11:11:00 AM CEST

Karmenu Vella commented: “At some point we are all tourists, passing some time on the beach. It is obvious that clean and safe bathing waters are important for us to stay healthy and the good news is that bathing waters continue to improve. So next time you take a dip, remember that the EU played a part in keeping your bathing water safe and clean!,” External link

cyprustraveller Sunday, June 16, 2019 5:49:00 PM CEST

Sergio Costa aggiunto (about Sergio Costa): "Abbiamo riunito qui a Torino - ha osservato il ministro dell'Ambiente Sergio Costa - gli Stati generali dell'aria, una due giorni senza precedenti: in modo strutturato rispetto al passato, in modo risolutivo e inclusivo, per affrontare quella che è una vera e propria emergenza. Ogni giorno muoiono prematuramente 219 persone a causa dello smog, come dice l'Oms: 80 mila circa morti all'anno. Numeri che dobbiamo azzerare”. “Oggi – (\*) – abbiamo firmato un Protocollo che è un Piano d'azione operativo. Agiremo come ministri e in accordo con le Regioni con impegni concreti, perché è importante lavorare insieme. Ci siamo assunti una responsabilità politica pubblica, amministrativa e gestionale. Vogliamo fare da battistrada anche per gli altri Paesi europei in procedura d'infrazione" External link

ecodallecitta Thursday, June 13, 2019 4:32:00 AM CEST

Sergio Costa concluso: “Nelle prossime settimane, tecnici del Ministero dell’Ambiente saranno a Bruxelles per proseguire i negoziati e illustrare lo stato di avanzamento del processo di soluzione di altre procedure – (\*) – mentre il 25 di questo mese incontrerò personalmente il Commissario Vella per fare insieme a lui il punto e cercare di risolvere le situazioni problematiche nel più breve tempo possibile” External link

ilnautilus Wednesday, June 12, 2019 11:52:00 AM CEST

Violeta Bulc said: “I am very happy that Ministers agreed on a General Approach on electronic freight transport information. This will very substantially contribute to digitalise logistics, saving up to 102 million work hours currently spent each year on paper documents management, and is an important step for our ‘Vision Zero Paper' in transport. I look forward to finding a swift agreement with the Parliament and Council” External link

EC Wednesday, June 12, 2019 4:14:00 AM CEST

Frans Timmermans said: “This year, the Group of States Against Corruption will celebrate its 20th anniversary. The European Union's participation in the GRECO as an observer would bring the European Union and Council of Europe closer. It would also reinforce our joint efforts to strengthen the rule of law” External link

EC Wednesday, June 12, 2019 4:14:00 AM CEST

Dimitris Avramopoulos said: "Corruption is an insidious threat to the security of European citizens and the health of our democracies and our economies. We need to work together both at grassroots and also at international levels to effectively combat this phenomenon. Being able to participate in the framework created by the Council of Europe is the right step forward”. The EU's participation in GRECO, a group that primarily aims to improve the capacity of its members to fight corruption, has been a priority for cooperation between the European Union and the Council of Europe. Currently, the EU is not a member of GRECO and is not present in GRECO meetings. This means that cooperation between the EU and GRECO and its members in the area of rule of law and the fight against corruption has been limited. As an observer, the EU would be able to participate in GRECO meetings and have access to all documents discussed. The EU seeking observer status does not preclude other possible forms of participation as a full member in the future. The Commission requested that the GRECO Plenary meeting considers the EU's request at the next plenary meeting scheduled for 17-21 June 2019. The Plenary session will be preceded by a high-level conference on 17 June marking the Group's 20th anniversary in which First Vice-President Timmermans will take part. The final decision will be taken in accordance with GRECO's internal procedures. (For more information: Natasha Bertaud Tel.: +32 229 67456; Tove Ernst Tel.: +32 229 86764; Katarzyna Kolanko Tel.: +32 229 63444) STATEMENTS. First " External link

EC Wednesday, June 12, 2019 4:14:00 AM CEST

Vytenis Andriukaitis stated: "Today, as we celebrate the first World Food Safety Day, I invite you to take a moment to reflect upon the efforts required to bring safe food to our tables and pay tribute to all the people who make it possible: farmers, chefs, agronomists, veterinarians, auditors and so many others who work around the clock to make safe food a reality. This day is also an opportunity to reflect on what still remains to be achieved on food safety and security, human and animal health, sustainable development and economic prosperity. As Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, I can proudly state that in the European Union we enjoy the highest food safety standards due to a number of effective actions and systems that are put in place to tackle global challenges on food safety. Food safety implies protecting health and preventing illness, and this is why it is also closely linked to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. In the EU, food ‘safety nets' are strong. [] I am very glad that now we have a specific day that celebrates food safety. What would be my wish for the years to come? I think it is time we went much further: making sure that the food we eat is not only safe but also healthy, respectful of the environment, and accessible to everyone" External link

EC Wednesday, June 12, 2019 4:14:00 AM CEST

Marco Lambertini pointed out: “In the space of a single generation, human activity has severely damaged the ocean by catching fish faster than they can reproduce while also destroying their nurseries. Profound changes are needed to ensure abundant ocean life for future generations,” External link

forbes Tuesday, June 11, 2019 9:17:00 AM CEST

Karmenu Vella stated: “Next year is a crucial year. All Member States agreed that by 2020 all stocks must be managed sustainably. For this, we need to step up our actions and deliver on what we set out to achieve,” External link

forbes Tuesday, June 11, 2019 9:17:00 AM CEST

Marco Lambertini pointed out: “In the space of a single generation, human activity has severely damaged the ocean by catching fish faster than they can reproduce while also destroying their nurseries. Profound changes are needed to ensure abundant ocean life for future generations,” External link

forbes Tuesday, June 11, 2019 9:17:00 AM CEST

Karmenu Vella stated: “Next year is a crucial year. All Member States agreed that by 2020 all stocks must be managed sustainably. For this, we need to step up our actions and deliver on what we set out to achieve,” External link

forbes Tuesday, June 11, 2019 9:17:00 AM CEST

Karmenu Vella responded: “This would not only contradict the CFP but also our international commitments under the Sustainable Development Agenda and the World Trade Organisation,” External link

forbes Tuesday, June 11, 2019 9:17:00 AM CEST

Jutta Urpilainen sanoo: ”Se, että saan olla ensimmäinen suomalainen nainen tässä tehtävässä, antaa ylimääräisen positiivisen sykähdyksen” External link

kauppalehti Monday, June 10, 2019 6:06:00 AM CEST

Jutta Urpilainen sanoo: ”Vakuus on toiminut ikään kuin vakuutuksena tilanteessa, jossa Kreikka ei maksaisi velkojaan. Onneksi Eurooppa on nyt toisenlaisessa tilanteessa” External link

kauppalehti Monday, June 10, 2019 6:06:00 AM CEST

Violeta Bulc said: “I am very happy that Ministers agreed on a General Approach on electronic freight transport information. This will very substantially contribute to digitalise logistics, saving up to 102 million work hours currently spent each year on paper documents management, and is an important step for our ‘Vision Zero Paper' in transport. I look forward to finding a swift agreement with the Parliament and Council” External link

europa-pressReleases Friday, June 7, 2019 12:58:00 PM CEST

Frans Timmermans said: “This year, the Group of States Against Corruption will celebrate its 20th anniversary. The European Union's participation in the GRECO as an observer would bring the European Union and Council of Europe closer. It would also reinforce our joint efforts to strengthen the rule of law” External link

europa-pressReleases Friday, June 7, 2019 12:58:00 PM CEST

Dimitris Avramopoulos said: "Corruption is an insidious threat to the security of European citizens and the health of our democracies and our economies. We need to work together both at grassroots and also at international levels to effectively combat this phenomenon. Being able to participate in the framework created by the Council of Europe is the right step forward”. The EU's participation in GRECO, a group that primarily aims to improve the capacity of its members to fight corruption, has been a priority for cooperation between the European Union and the Council of Europe. Currently, the EU is not a member of GRECO and is not present in GRECO meetings. This means that cooperation between the EU and GRECO and its members in the area of rule of law and the fight against corruption has been limited. As an observer, the EU would be able to participate in GRECO meetings and have access to all documents discussed. The EU seeking observer status does not preclude other possible forms of participation as a full member in the future. The Commission requested that the GRECO Plenary meeting considers the EU's request at the next plenary meeting scheduled for 17-21 June 2019. The Plenary session will be preceded by a high-level conference on 17 June marking the Group's 20th anniversary in which First Vice-President Timmermans will take part. The final decision will be taken in accordance with GRECO's internal procedures. (For more information: Natasha Bertaud Tel.: +32 229 67456; Tove Ernst Tel.: +32 229 86764; Katarzyna Kolanko Tel.: +32 229 63444) STATEMENTS. First " External link

europa-pressReleases Friday, June 7, 2019 12:58:00 PM CEST

Vytenis Andriukaitis stated: "Today, as we celebrate the first World Food Safety Day, I invite you to take a moment to reflect upon the efforts required to bring safe food to our tables and pay tribute to all the people who make it possible: farmers, chefs, agronomists, veterinarians, auditors and so many others who work around the clock to make safe food a reality. This day is also an opportunity to reflect on what still remains to be achieved on food safety and security, human and animal health, sustainable development and economic prosperity. As Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, I can proudly state that in the European Union we enjoy the highest food safety standards due to a number of effective actions and systems that are put in place to tackle global challenges on food safety. Food safety implies protecting health and preventing illness, and this is why it is also closely linked to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. In the EU, food ‘safety nets' are strong. [] I am very glad that now we have a specific day that celebrates food safety. What would be my wish for the years to come? I think it is time we went much further: making sure that the food we eat is not only safe but also healthy, respectful of the environment, and accessible to everyone" External link

europa-pressReleases Friday, June 7, 2019 12:58:00 PM CEST

Vĕra Jourová said: “This is excellent news for companies and for the EU as a whole, as allowing entrepreneurs to restart business activities keeps innovation going and could potentially create an additional three million jobs in Europe. We are throwing viable businesses a rescue line. Entrepreneurs will have a second chance instead of being penalised for failing in their first business attempt” External link

europa-pressReleases Thursday, June 6, 2019 12:26:00 PM CEST

Giuseppe Conte affermato: "Cambiare approccio si può, e si può invertire in modo duraturo la tendenza" External link

teleborsa Thursday, June 6, 2019 9:28:00 AM CEST

Karmenu Vella affermato: "Sono convinto che se l'Italia continuerà sulla strada intrapresa e passerà a decisioni concrete, si può ben sperare" External link

teleborsa Thursday, June 6, 2019 9:28:00 AM CEST

Karmenu Vella concluso: "Tutti - (\*) - devono lavorare per avere risultati efficaci. Se da questo 'Clean Air Dialogue' si passa a decisioni reali, raggiungiamo il traguardo insieme" External link

alternativasostenibile Wednesday, June 5, 2019 12:32:00 PM CEST

Karmenu Vella disse: “As regiões costeiras são lar de 214 milhões de europeus e geram 43% do PIB da União Europeia” External link

correio24horas Wednesday, June 5, 2019 11:27:00 AM CEST

Laura Tuck said: “The science is screaming at us: our current growth pattern is unsustainable,” External link

recyclingportal Wednesday, June 5, 2019 10:31:00 AM CEST

Elliot Harris said: “For most countries their economies are too small to be self-sufficient in circularity. In order to have full circularity there’s a need for co-operation across borders,” External link

recyclingportal Wednesday, June 5, 2019 10:31:00 AM CEST

Karmenu Vella said: “Europe wants to lead, and there is strong public support from EU citizens,” External link

recyclingportal Wednesday, June 5, 2019 10:31:00 AM CEST

Mikko Kosonen said: “The full transition to the circular economy will require large-scale investments, especially in the developing regions around the world,” External link

recyclingportal Wednesday, June 5, 2019 10:31:00 AM CEST

Catherine McKenna says: “We all know we have too much waste – it’s piling up in landfills, and ending up in our environment. Canada is looking forward to welcoming WCEF 2020 delegates to North America, to expand circular economy networks, partnerships and opportunities. By working together we can find ways to recycle and reuse our resources and create great jobs. Let’s work together and turn that trash to cash,” External link

recyclingportal Wednesday, June 5, 2019 10:31:00 AM CEST

Navdeep Bains says: “We want to leave a strong economy and a clean environment for our children. Canadian companies are at the forefront of clean technology globally and many of our homegrown innovations involve zero waste. Cleantech and zero waste are the next wave of innovation, supporting our economy and creating good jobs, while protecting our environment,” External link

recyclingportal Wednesday, June 5, 2019 10:31:00 AM CEST

Elliot Harris said: "For most countries their economies are too small to be self-sufficient in circularity. In order to have full circularity there's a need for cooperation across borders," External link

xinhuanet_en Wednesday, June 5, 2019 5:07:00 AM CEST

Laura Tuck said: "We must also value our natural capital such as air, land and water. The cost of depleting our natural capital must be properly accounted for," External link

xinhuanet_en Wednesday, June 5, 2019 5:07:00 AM CEST

Giuseppe Conte : “Dobbiamo dimostrare all’Europa e al mondo, che l’Italia è in prima fila nel rispetto delle regole sull’inquinamento” External link

quotidianosanita Tuesday, June 4, 2019 8:42:00 PM CEST

Sergio Costa : “Oms stima 80 mila morti all’anno causate da smog, numeri che dobbiamo azzerare” External link

quotidianosanita Tuesday, June 4, 2019 8:42:00 PM CEST

Giulia Grillo : “Lotta a inquinamento si vince insieme” External link

quotidianosanita Tuesday, June 4, 2019 8:42:00 PM CEST

Stefano Bonaccini dichiarato: “E’ un segnale importante che il fondo di 400 milioni servirà anche a sviluppare accordi tra Stato e le regioni, per orientare la lotta all’inquinamento in base alla diversità del territorio nazionale” External link

quotidianosanita Tuesday, June 4, 2019 8:42:00 PM CEST

Karmenu Vella concluso: “Tutti – (\*) – devono lavorare per avere risultati efficaci. Se da questo ‘Clean Air Dialogue’ si passa a decisioni reali, raggiungiamo il traguardo insieme” External link

onuitalia Tuesday, June 4, 2019 5:56:00 PM CEST

Sergio Costa spiegato: “Dobbiamo uscire dalle procedure di infrazione perché vogliono dire multe pesanti – (\*) -, ma anche perché, secondo l’Organizzazione mondiale della sanità, in Italia ci sono 80mili decessi prematuri all’anno, 260 al giorno, per l’inquinamento atmosferico” External link

lanotiziagiornale Tuesday, June 4, 2019 5:46:00 PM CEST

Karmenu Vella concluso: "La Commissione europea fa quello che può. La responsabilità in tutta Europa ricade sui ministri dell'ambiente, ma anche gli altri ministeri, come ad esempio quello dell'industria, devono mettere in atto misure adeguate per avere dei risultati. L'Italia se continua su questa strada e passa a decisioni concrete può ben sperare" External link

finance-yahoo Tuesday, June 4, 2019 5:08:00 PM CEST

Karmenu Vella disse: “As regiões costeiras são lar de 214 milhões de europeus e geram 43% do PIB da União Europeia” External link

correio24horas Sunday, June 2, 2019 11:45:00 PM CEST

Manuel Calvo explica: "En ese sentido, Madrid Central ha seguido el mismo camino" External link

eldiario-es Tuesday, May 28, 2019 6:45:00 AM CEST

Christel Schaldemose siger: - Jeg vil bede kommissæren finde ud af, om ikke der kan findes penge i EU til at få ryddet op på giftgrunde, som den vi står på her, External link

fyens Thursday, May 23, 2019 6:49:00 PM CEST

Karmenu Vella powiedział: „Naszą strategię można porównać do drzewa. Zielone Liście to mniejsze miasta i miasteczka, gałęzie to Zielone Stolice i większe miasta, a pień to Komisja Europejska zapewniająca solidną podstawę do rozwoju tych inicjatyw” External link

eurofundsnews Friday, April 26, 2019 12:10:00 AM CEST

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