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non-reusable plastic bags

It's time to get rid of non-reusable plastic bags, says S&D MEP Judith Merkies

The environment committee in the European Parliament gave its solid backing last night to a directive aimed at reducing the use of light weight plastic carrier bags. It is estimated that over 8...
Tobacco directive, e-cigarettes

"New tobacco directive will deter young people from smoking", says Linda McAvan

The European Parliament today backed the new Tobacco Products Directive negotiated by the S&D MEP Linda McAvan. The main aim of the new directive is to deter young people from taking up smoking...
cloned animals and offspring

S&D MEPs tell the Commission again: No food from cloned animals or their offspring

The health and food safety committee in the European Parliament today voted on a resolution criticising two proposals by the Commission on the cloning of animals and placing on the market of food...
European Citizens' Initiative 'right2water' campaign

S&Ds fully support European Citizens' Initiative 'right2water' campaign

A public hearing yesterday gave citizens the opportunity to present their proposal – calling for a universal right to water and sanitation – and to engage in a constructive debate with members of the...
for mandatory country-of-origin labelling for fresh and minced meat, food labelling

S&Ds demand full information for consumers on where their meat comes from

Under EU rules now coming into force, cuts of meat must label the country of origin. However, the EU must now rule on how extensive that information should be. Today the European Parliament voted on...
Emissions Trading System (ETS) fro aviation, co2 emmissions, green house gas

Backloading and ETS for aviation: S&Ds promote key action to support the emissions scheme

Today the environment committee in the European Union voted on two key measures to reinforce the Emissions Trading System (ETS). The S&D Group welcome the positive outcome because it brings...
Seed variety, plant reproductive material (PRM).

S&Ds want the Commission to withdraw its proposal for a regulation on seed variety

The environment committee in the European Parliament today passed an opinion rejecting a proposal for a regulation on the production and making available on the market of seeds and other plant...
Fishing: new EU funds to create jobs will be available by this summer

S&D Group welcomes deal on EU fisheries fund

The European Socialists and Democrats welcome yesterday's agreement with the European Commission and Council on the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund, worth 6.3 billion euro. The fund will play a...