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, [...]

EU Mechanism for environmental crimes

EU Mechanism for environmental crimes. USRPLUS MEP Vlad Gheorghe proposes to the European Commission to set up a European structure to investigate environmental crimes in Member States. The initiative is motivated by the killing of a 17-year-old brown bear in Covasna county in Romania by Prince Josef-Emanuel of Liechtenstein during a trophy hunt on 13 [...]

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 [...]