[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 [...]

[video] Road safety and decent prices at RCA

Strasbourg: Insurance of motor vehicles (debate) - Renew Vlad Gheorghe's European Parliament speech (21.10.2021). We have many bold goals by 2050. Among them, zero carbon emissions and zero car victims. Safety on European roads and reducing pollution depend on a set of measures meant to bring us closer to these targets. They directly concern the [...]

2021-10-21T15:33:46+00:00October 21st, 2021|Activity, Economy, Infrastructure, Plenary Speech|0 Comments

Interpellations Authorities: non-compliant waste containers

Waste transfer is allowed in all European countries, but only for recovery. In Romania, both the local and the national press have recently reported that hundreds of waste containers have arrived in the country both by river and by road. As a consequence, Romania has reached an alarming level of accumulated waste. These waste containers [...]

2021-10-15T08:55:07+00:00May 20th, 2021|Activity, Environment, Interpellation, Justice|0 Comments

[video] Environmental protection through an unitary mechanism

Environment: The Aarhus Regulation (debate) -  Renew Vlad Gheorghe’s European Parliament speech on environmental protection through an unitary mechanism (19.05.2021). I welcome the revision of Aarhus regulation. I welcome it because to me, nature protection is a matter of justice. It’s a matter of the rule of law. And a matter of responsibility in front [...]

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: The case of Arthur the Bear

The case of the bear Arthur is not unique in Romania. That is why we need to understand which laws protect biodiversity, which institutions are obliged to ensure compliance with them and how we can each act to help protect the environment - for us and future generations. Following the appearance in the public space [...]

2021-09-16T11:47:39+00:00May 5th, 2021|Activity, Environment, Interpellation, Justice|0 Comments

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 [...]

Possible European mission to Romania on waste

Possible European mission to Romania on waste Recycling in Romania Romania has a very low recycling rate for municipal waste. Only 14%, 7% material recycling and 7% composting still relies overwhelmingly on landfill. The Waste Management Framework Directive requires EU countries to reach certain waste recycling targets - 50% by 2020, 55% by 2025, 60% [...]