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Climate change 09-09-2013

EU proposes to ban invasive species in Europe

Brussels presented a new proposal on Monday to ban the introduction of non-native plants and animals in the European Union. There are over 12000 non-native species in Europe, which, according to experts, represent a large threat to the continent's biodiversity. The Commission estimates that invasive species cost Europe 12 billion euros every year, as they can damage infrastructure, agriculture and also human health.