The European Environmental Bureau (EEB) presented its half-year environmental report on the outgoing Presidency
The European Environmental Bureau (EEB) presented its half-year environmental report on the outgoing Presidency. The French Presidency is given some good and some bad notes by the largest European Federation of environmental citizens organisations.
The EEB welcomes France's firm position on the de facto moratorium for the release of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and its role during the Climate talks in The Hague. It also has positive remarks for the French Initiative for World Environmental Governance and the way in which the Presidency concluded the noise directive.
Disappointing for the EEB was the lack of interest of the French government for getting more qualified majority voting in the environmental field (especially on fiscal measures). The environmental organisation also criticised the lack of initiative and leadership concerning improvement of the draft regulation on public access to documents from EU institutions.