News European Parliament

Do not open nature laws, improve implementation:...

Wed, 10/02/2016
MEPs have come down decisively on the side of the Birds and Habitats Directives in the ongoing battle to protect the EU’s environmental legislation.

European Parliament Votes for Nature

Tue, 02/02/2016
The European Parliament’s stood up to defend key EU nature laws in a vote at its plenary session in Strasbourg.

Wood Pastures in Europe - are they helped or...

Tue, 17/11/2015
The European Parliament's been playing host to a discussion on Europe's wood pastures and whether or not farming policies in the EU are working as well as they can to protect these natural areas.
The European Parliament chamber in Brussels

Now Euro MPs join fight to protect nature laws

Thu, 29/10/2015
Another piece of good news today in the campaign to protect Europe’s key nature laws, the Birds and Habitats Directives.

European Parliament vote falls short of real CAP...

Mon, 18/03/2013
On 13 March the European Parliament voted on the two of this year’s key policy issues; the EU Budget for the next seven years and the Common Agriculture Policy (CAP), which eats up 40% of it. Although Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) showed courage by rejecting the European Council’s deal on the budget, it seems that they lost their guts when it was time to vote for a real reform of the CAP.

BirdLife Europe calls on MEPs to design a...

Tue, 13/11/2012
From 6 to 8 November, Birdlife Europe raised the awareness of Members of the European Parliament (MEP) on overfishing in Europe through an exhibition stand in the European Parliament. The exhibition was organised together with Greenpeace, Oceana, WWF and Ocean2012 and aimed at encouraging MEPs to vote for sustainable fisheries on 18 December.

MEPs adopt the “Gerbrandy” Report on biodiversity

Tue, 15/05/2012
On April 20th the European Parliament made a stand in support of biodiversity conservation and sustainable development when it adopted the “Motion for a European Parliament resolution on our life insurance, our natural capital: an EU biodiversity strategy to 2020”, authored by Dutch Liberal MEP Mr Gerben Jan Gerbrandy.