Speeches and writings


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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Greens reject Borg for Commission vacancy

Commenting on the hearing of Commission nominee Tonio Borg and his candidacy, Greens/EFA co-presidents Rebecca Harms and Dany Cohn-Bendit said: “While Mr Borg demonstrated reasonable knowledge of most files in his prospective portfolio, the Greens/EFA group has concerns about his personal independence and convictions, which were not dispelled during the […]

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Human rights in Mexico Diary

Saturday 6th October "Migrant Hub" A large number of people are migrating from Central American countries to the USA due to the catastrophic situation in their home countries. One possibility to cross Mexico is to jump on cargo trains. In the North of Mexico City many railroads converge and the […]

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EP signs-off on new rules to limit sulphur emissions from ships, boosting health and environment

The European Parliament today adopted new revised EU legislation aimed at reducing sulphur pollution from ships (1). The final legislative agreement will introduce stricter limits on sulphur emissions from ships for Sulphur Emission Control Areas by 2015 and for all EU seas by 2020. Speaking after the vote, Green MEP […]

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Written question on involvement of the French company Vinci in Khimki motorway project

12th July, 2012 Written question to the commission By Satu Hassi, Tarja Cronberg, Michèle Rivasi, Werner Schulz, (Greens/EFA) and Corinne Lepage (ALDE) The French company Vinci is the leader of a consortium known as the North West Concession Company (NWCC), which has signed a concession contract for the first section of […]

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Chirikova visits Brussels: European involvement in Khimki row raises questions

A former businesswoman and the Goldman Environmental Prize 2012 winner Evgenia Chirikova visited the European parliament today to discuss the Moscow-St. Petersburg highway project across the Khimki forest and corruption, including evidence on the role of the French company Vinci.   In 2004, the Russian Transportation Ministry announced plans to […]

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Satu Hassi receiving the Visionary Award from Network of Women Ministers for Environment

Satu Hassi receiving the Visionary Award from Network of Women Ministers for Environment See Satu's speech on YouTube video.  

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Speech in Rio: Receiving the Visionary Award from the Network of Women Ministers for the Environment

Dear woman ministers and leaders, I am extremely pleased that the organization of woman environment ministers and leaders is alive and active, and I am extremely honoured to be awarded by you! The first meeting was held 10 years ago in Helsinki, Finland, and was chaired by me and my […]

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Electoral law in Estonia

Question for written answer to the Commission Satu Hassi, Indrek Tarand, Cronberg Tarja (Greens/EFA) 14.6.2012 The election law in Estonia requires that the parties taking part in the parliamentary elections pay a deposit sum of money for each candidate, equal to two month's minimum salary. In the elections for the […]

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EP fleshes out EU resource roadmap

The European Parliament today voted to set out its position on the EU resource efficiency roadmap presented by the Commission last year. The Greens welcomed the outcome of the vote, which strengthened the Commissions proposals, with Green environment spokesperson Bas Eickhout stating: “The EP has today voted to flesh out […]

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