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 [...]

The interpellations sent by MEP Vlad Gheorghe

How do we make sure that the Romanian State does its job. Politicians need to be part of the solution to the problems that citizens face - whether we are talking about justice, the environment or financing the development of local communities. Moreover, within the limits of their legal powers, they have a duty to [...]

[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 [...]

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, [...]

Interpellations Authorities: deforestation in the Snagov Forest Reserve

Interpellations Authorities: Deforestation in the Snagov Forest Reserve Illegal logging must not go unpunished. By understanding the laws that protect forests and the institutions that are obliged to ensure their observance, each of us can act and contribute to protecting the environment - for us and for our children. Snagov Forest Reserve In the second [...]

[video] Implementation of the ambient air quality directives

Implementation of the Ambient Air Quality Directives (continuation of debate) - Renew Vlad Gheorghe’s European Parliament speech on proposals of solutions for reducing pollution (24.03.2021). Air pollution takes away 450 000 human lives annually in the EU and costs billions in healthcare. Enough is enough: we need to improve the implementation of air quality directives. To [...]