- Created on Tuesday, 12 March 2013 17:50
Negotiation with Irish Presidency concluded successfully / Stopthe- clock only for one year / Clear expectations to international agreement
On Tuesday late afternoon the negotiators of the European Parliament and the Council of Ministers concluded on an agreement to the Stop-the-clockproposal of the European Commission. This means that the proposal can enter into force with the necessary amendments before 30th April. Already back in 2008 the European Union agreed to include aviation in the EU-ETS. The decision was unanimous in Council and with a big a majority of more than 90 percent in the European Parliament. There is a huge opposition against the legislation from third countries, but the European Union reaffirms again in this agreement that the legislation is there to stay.
European Parliament's Environment Committee votes with a big majority for the Stop the Clock Proposal on Aviation ETS
- Created on Tuesday, 26 February 2013 15:47
Peter Liese: "No more excuse for third countries"
The European Parliament's Environment Committee voted with a huge majority for the Stop the Clock Proposal of the European Commission concerning Emissions Trading for Aviation. The vote has been prepared in cooperation with the Parliament's Transport Committee so that it reflects a broad majority of all concerned committees.
- Created on Wednesday, 09 January 2013 15:40
Peter Liese: Balanced proposal by the Commission, but things have to be clarified
Today, Dr. Peter Liese (EPP), the European Parliament's rapporteur on the European Commission's so called Stopping the Clock proposal presented his draft report which now goes into the parliamentary procedure. "In principle I welcome the Commission proposal and recommend a quick adoption, but some points need to be clarified", Liese stated.
- Created on Wednesday, 19 December 2012 17:34
Important improvement but exaggerated ideas have not been included
"The proposal for a tobacco product directive presented by Commissioner Tonio Borg today is balanced. It foresees important improvement for health but exaggerated ideas have not been included", said Peter Liese and Richard Seeber, the co-coordinators of the EPP Group for environment and health. "Commissioner Tonio Borg has kept his word. He tabled the new draft directive even sooner than announced in the hearing. This is important for the credibility of the EU Institutions and also important because it enables us to have a comprehensive debate and a full procedure including a vote in plenary before the European election".
- Created on Wednesday, 12 September 2012 17:45
Strasbourg - Today MEPs from different political groups and different countries asked not to finance research with embryos and embryonic stem cells under the new EU-research framework program Horizon 2020. Within the next weeks the different committees of the European Parliament will vote on the Commissions proposal.