Speeches and writings


Plastic waste strategy overshadowed by unfortunate delay of plastic bag law

The European Commission today presented a green paper on plastic waste but legislation aimed at clamping down on one-use plastic bags, which was meant to accompany it, has unfortunately been delayed. Commenting in the context of the presentation of the green paper and a Greens/EFA group conference on waste (1), […]

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The role of the EU in the next COP19 and COP20

Watch the speech in European parliament plenary session.

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Centre-right MEPs back noisy car lobby and weaken draft EU rules

The European Parliament today voted on proposals to revise EU rules on noise from vehicles. The Greens criticised the outcome of the vote, after centre-right MEPs backed amendments to weaken the draft legislation that was already low on ambition. After the vote, Green environment and public health spokesperson Satu Hassi […]

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Sound level of motor vehicles

Watch the speech in plenary here.

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Car noise – MEPs take timid step to muffle vehicle noise in spite of industry lobbying

The European Parliament's environment committee today voted on proposals to revise EU rules on noise from vehicles. While the Greens were in favour of even tougher rules, the outcome of vote would strengthen current regulations, albeit with certain loopholes. After the vote, Green environment spokesperson Satu Hassi (MEP, Finland) said: […]

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Vote with no! Anti-nuclear campaign for the referendum in Bulgaria

Watch the campaign video here.

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Climate talks continue to sleepwalk, as EU climate diplomacy stutters

Commenting on outcome of the UN climate summit in Doha (COP18), Green climate spokesperson Satu Hassi, who was part of the official European Parliament delegation to the talks, said: “The UN climate process is continuing to sleepwalk towards runaway climate change. Another UN climate summit has passed without bridging the […]

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Global climate justice!

Last day of COP18! The Greens/EFA group has asked several people in the conference center what they would like to tell to the climate negotiators. "Global climate justice!" Green MEPs Bas Eickhout, Sandrine Bélier and Satu Hassi together with some NGOs, the YOUNGO network and the Arab Youth Climate Movement, […]

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COP18: Raised ambition could bring 6 million jobs to EU

COP18 (05/12/12) – Satu Hassi, Member of the European Parliament talks about EU ambition. She says she would hope the EU would have been more ambitious than it has shown itself to be. She says that following the climate negotiations she understands that countries aim to show themselves in the […]

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Video: UN climate conference in Doha

Watch the interview by Satu Hassi and bas Eickhout here.

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