[video] No wild animals at the circus

Strasbourg: An EU ban on the use of wild animals in circuses (debate) - Speech by MEP Renew Vlad Gheorghe (16.12.2021) The European Union cannot be credible as a leader in environmental protection without giving wildlife a dignified existence. Who would believe we're fighting for the rights of the vulnerable if we do not stand [...]

2022-01-21T16:52:02+00:00December 16th, 2021|Activity, Environment, European Parliament, Plenary Speech|0 Comments

Interpellations Authorities: Comorova Forest

COMOROVA Forest - Constanţa County is removed from the forest regime by a decision of the Mangalia Local Council and then alienated and deforested. In order to understand how all this happened and if anything can be saved, I sent a series of interpellations to the responsible authorities. The information and answers received are detailed [...]

[video] Illegal logging in Romania takes lives

Brussels: Committee on Petitions - EP study on illegal deforestation in Romania - Renew Vlad Gheorghe's European Parliament speech (09.11.2021). I thank the Committee and Dr. Kindji for this study which confirms the harmful effects of illegal logging. Illegal logging is not just an environmental crime, but simply a crime. It destroys habitat and biodiversity. [...]

[video] We demand the protection of activists, journalists and honest foresters

Brussels: Committee on Petitions - Petition no. 1056/2021 of Daniel Bodnar on the protection of whistleblowers and journalists reporting forestry crimes in Romania (in the presence of the petitioner via remote connection) - Renew Vlad Gheorghe MEP (08.11.2021). Thank you for accepting my request for an urgency procedure on the petition on violence against journalists, [...]

SatCen – Satellites that can help us fight environmental crimes

Working visit to SatCen - Satellites that can help us in the fight against environmental crimes On October 29, 2021, a working visit to SatCen by MEP Vlad Gheorghe took place. He was greeted by Sorin Ducaru, Director of SatCen together with a team of specialized staff. They gave the deputy an overview of the [...]

[text] The impact of natural disasters in Europe

The impact of natural disasters in Europe In July, devastating floods hit several regions in Belgium and Germany hard, while less intensively in some regions in the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Austria, Italy, France and Romania. Many people died and many were displaced, damage to property was severe, and the images of landslides, devastated villages and cities, [...]

3 billion more trees by 2030

The European Commission wants an additional 3 billion trees by 2030. Romania is losing 3 hectares of forest per hour. In the new EU forestry strategy adopted today, the European Commission wants 3 billion more trees by 2030. At the same time, the latest country report made by the Commission reveals a dramatic situation for [...]

Renew Europe calls for a European Green Prosecutor

Renew Europe calls for a European Green Prosecutor in the European Public Prosecutor's Office (EPPO) headed by Laura Codruța Kövesi. Its role will be to combat environmental crime in all Member States. The Renew Europe Group supports the initiative of the USRPLUS MEPs and calls for the establishment of a European Green Prosecutor. At the [...]

9 out of 10 Europeans believe that climate change is the EU’s worst problem

According to the latest European survey, citizens in all EU Member States believe that climate change is the worst problem today. The results of the Eurobarometer are categorical: 9 out of 10 Europeans believe that climate change is the EU's worst problem (93%), and almost 8 out of 10 (78%) as a very serious problem, [...]

Romania, suffocated by garbage

Romania, suffocated by garbage. We import 7 times more waste than in previous years. This year, 7 times more waste arrived in Romania than in 2020, according to the data received from the Coast Guard, respectively from the Constanța Environmental Guard. It is about non-compliant waste, discovered by the authorities in both river and sea [...]