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Environment Commissioner Karmenu Vella from Malta, already faces much criticism for his background in tourism, lack of experience and much more. [EC}

German environmentalists sour on new Commissioner Vella

With a lack of experience, a background in tourism and no clear distribution of roles with fellow commissioners, Maltese politician Karmenu Vella has much to prove as Europe's new Environment Commissioner, according to German activists. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Karmenu Vella under scrutiny at the European Parliament [Photo: European Parliament / Flickr]

Vella elusive on fisheries and environmental policy

Karmenu Vella, the Maltese Commissioner-designate for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, failed to impress a sceptical audience during a European Parliament confirmation hearing yesterday (29 September).

Germany expects quick deal over ‘ambitious’ EU climate goals

Despite persistent opposition from some EU member states, German environment minister Barbara Hendricks said she expects an agreement over the EU's proposed climate and energy package for 2030, EURACTIV.de reports.

EU adopts seven-year environment strategy

EU ministers and MEPs have signed into law the seventh environment action programme, setting out the bloc’s long-term policy direction for the environment and climate.

Environmental groups hope soil directive will grow out of EU’s 7th green masterplan

In a victory for conservationists, negotiators representing the EU’s three institutions have backed the 7th Environment Action Programme that includes a call to consider legislation governing soil quality throughout Europe.