- Created on Thursday, 24 September 2015 13:54
EPP in favour of list proposed by European Commission / Adoption of objection would have punished innovative industry
The Environmental Committee (ENVI) of the European Parliament today rejected an objection tabled by the Greens against the so called carbon leakage list proposed by the European Commission some weeks ago. EPP members of ENVI support the list of the Commission, Committee now shares this view.
„We are happy with today's decision of ENVI. Fortunately, the attempt to reject the list proposed by the Commission was not successful“, said Dr. Peter Liese, spokesperson of Christian-democratic EPP group in ENVI, and Norbert Lins, the responsible EPP-MEP for the file.
"A rejection of the proposed carbon leakage list or only a further insecurity would have penalised those who invested in modern technology. This would have a negative impact on the European Emission Trading Scheme", said Liese right after the votes.
Success for European Parliament: Health Commissioner will keep responsibility for pharmaceuticals and medical devices
- Created on Thursday, 16 October 2014 11:30
Good arguments convinced Jean Claude Juncker
Brussels: President Elect of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker announced that after examination of European Parliament’s request the Health Commissioner also in the new Commission will have the responsibility for pharmaceuticals and medical devices. This was announced by Manfred Weber, chairman of the biggest political group in the European Parliament (EPP- Christian Democrats) in the group meeting on Wednesday.
In his initial concept Juncker suggested to entrust the polish candidate Elzbieta Bienkowska with the task who will be responsible for internal market and industry. This raised a lot of opposition from experts, in and outside European Parliament. Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety has asked three times for leaving the responsibility with the Health-Commissioner.
“I am very pleased that our good arguments convinced Jean-Claude Juncker”, said Peter Liese, (CDU), medical doctor by profession and spokesman on health of the EPP- Group.
Good for climate and independence from Russia - European Commission presents 2030-strategy on energy efficiency
- Created on Wednesday, 23 July 2014 12:39
Commission could have been more ambitious but decision good starting point for further discussions
Today, the European Commission presented its strategy on energy efficiency until 2030. With this communication the Commission completes a paper from spring where it already laid down targets on CO2 reduction (40 %) and renewable energies (27 %). With modern technologies like efficient boilers and electricity saving household products the European Union shall reach 30 % energy savings compared to a base year until 2030. So, the agreed target lies above the 25 % preferred by outgoing Commission-President Barroso and is significantly higher than the renewables target. European Parliament had adopted a resolution prepared by its Environmental and Industry Committees demanding a target of 40 %.
Good for climate and independence from Russia - ambitious European energy efficiency policy for 2030 demanded
- Created on Thursday, 10 July 2014 15:19
"The European Union needs an ambitious and effective strategy for energy efficiency until 2030", said the spokesman on environment of the biggest political group in the European Parliament (EPP- Christian Democrats), Dr. Peter Liese. "To reduce CO2 and the consumption of fossil fuels, like gas and oil, no other way is more cost-efficient. The construction of new nuclear power plants, renewable energies, and CSS are much more expensive", said Liese who was also the rapporteur of the ENVI committee on the energy efficiency directive.
- Created on Thursday, 03 July 2014 15:29
Improvement of the Commission proposal / EU action better than national measures
The European Parliament has voted in the second round for the strengthening of the European emissions trading. To stabilize the system certificates are to be withdrawn temporally from the market. Initially, a price of about 30 Euros was calculated but in the last months it was constantly below 5 Euros
With such a low price there is only little incentive for investments in low-carbon technologies and there are no revenues for important projects financed through climate programs.
- Peter Liese re-elected as coordinator for the biggest group of the European Parliament
- Earmarking of revenues should pave way to more acceptance in third countries
- EU rapporteur supports European Commission on aviation ETS
- Europe draws the consequences from scandals about breast implants and other medical device: more safety for patients without unnecessary bureaucracy for companies