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Video: vehicle noise levels

Satu Hassi talks about the Ouzky report on vehicle noise levels on EuroparlTV, after a vote representing a victory for the car lobby and a loss for public health. See the video here (vehicle noise levels are discussed from 00:35-01:19).

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Masters of compromise: the role of Parliament’s rapporteurs

Satu Hassi, MEP, Green shadow rapporteur of the aviation emission trading scheme, and rapporteur Peter Liese explain what is the role of the rapporteur and shadow rapporteur, and how the negotiations proceed between the European parliament, the council and the commission. See the report by the EuroparlTV here: http://europarltv.europa.eu/en/player.aspx?pid=73a907bd-9226-44b4-be1a-a2f500e8d7da

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EU climate policy needs to come out of slumber

  The European Parliament today adopted a resolution setting out its position on the forthcoming UN climate summit in Doha (COP18) and its demands for the EU position. Commenting on the outcome, Green MEP Satu Hassi, who will represent the Greens on the EP delegation to the COP18, said: “It […]

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EU sticks to its guns and agrees new rules to boost health and environment

An agreement on new EU legislation aimed at reducing sulphur pollution from ships (1), reached by the European Parliament and Council last week following trialogue negotiations, was officially endorsed by the Council today. Commenting on the legislative agreement, Green MEP Satu Hassi, who shepherded the proposals through the parliament as […]

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UN climate talks and EU position

Watch the press conference here.

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Better than expected outcome at Cancun but global climate diplomacy must speed up

The UN climate conference in Cancun (COP16) concluded today with agreements, which will enable the UNFCCC negotiations to continue working towards a binding climate deal in South Africa next year. The Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament described the outcome as progress but underlined the need for a speed-up of […]

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Environment Commissioner hearing: Greens offer cautious welcome to Potočnik

Following the European Parliament hearing of EU Environment Commissioner-designate Janez Potočnik, Finnish Green MEP and EU Parliament environment committee member Satu Hassi commented: “It is a positive development to see the EU’s environmental challenges more in the spotlight than during the last set of Commissioner hearings five years ago. Several […]

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