Speeches and writings

EU Commission makes case for stronger emissions reduction target, ball now in Member States court

The European Commission today presented a communication making the case for increasing the EU greenhouse gas target to a 30% reduction by 2020 (1). Commenting on the communication, Green MEP Satu Hassi said: "This communication makes a welcome and timely contribution to the debate on strengthening the EU's emissions reduction […]

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Finland’s decision for nuclear leads country into a dead end

Today the Finnish government decided to propose approvals for two new nuclear power reactors. The decision follows continuous technical and financial problems in the Olkiluoto 3 reactor which is still under construction. The Greens/EFA group in the European parliament support the Finnish Greens in their ongoing campaign against any new […]

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Breakthrough for banning illegally logged timber from the EU market

The European Parliament today formally adopted a compromise negotiated between the Environment Committee, Spanish Presidency and the Commission on the regulation of timber. Commenting on the result, Green MEP Satu Hassi (Finland), who replaced Caroline Lucas as the Parliament’s Rapporteur on the law (1), said: “At last the link between […]

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Greens/EFA motion for resolution – outcome of COP in Copenhagen

Tabled by Rebecca Harms, Satu Hassi, Bas Eickhout and Yannick Jadot on behalf of the Greens/EFA Group The European Parliament, – having regard to its previous resolutions relating to climate change, and in particular the one adopted 25 November b on EU strategy for Copenhagen Climate Conference, – having regard […]

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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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