About: Karima Delli

Health 10-06-2021

‘Most eco-friendly’ Euro championship to date will see players, fans travel continent

The European football championship starts on Friday (11 June) and teams will face each other in 51 matches in 11 cities across the continent. Despite the travelling, UEFA has pledged that it will be “the most eco-friendly championship to date”. EURACTIV France reports.
Railways 24-07-2020

Sweden’s night train to Brussels to debut in 2022

The Swedish government announced on Thursday (23 July) night train routes that will link the cities of Stockholm and Malmö with Hamburg and Brussels, in the latest indication that sleeper services are on the cusp of a renaissance in Europe.
Transport 04-05-2020

MEPs enticed by lure of airline vouchers over refunds

Members of the European Parliament are increasingly siding with the aviation industry's plans, already backed by most EU countries, to reimburse passengers with vouchers instead of cash refunds. Their support may force the Commission to change the rules, which it has so far resisted.
Aviation 17-04-2020

Austrian Airlines bailout to be linked to climate targets

Coronavirus state aid for Austrian Airlines should support efforts to cut aviation’s carbon footprint, the Alpine republic’s environment minister said on Thursday (16 April), as the government negotiates with the firm’s parent company, Lufthansa.
Aviation 14-04-2020

Passenger rights dogfight breaks out over Europe’s skies

Fourteen European governments are in favour of allowing airlines to issue vouchers instead of refunds for cancelled flights, as the EU’s passenger rights charter creaks under the pressure created by the coronavirus outbreak.
Shipping 11-03-2020

Cleaner ships get backing of EU ministers

EU transport ministers agreed on Wednesday (11 March) that greenhouse gas emissions from the shipping sector need to be reduced significantly. But a looming dispute over whether to tackle the sector at EU or global level could scuttle efforts.
Railways 04-03-2020

Commission wants to declare 2021 the ‘year of rail’

The European Commission said on Wednesday (4 March) that train travel should be given special attention in 2021 as part of the EU executive's Green Deal environmental agenda, suggesting that next year should be the 'European Year of Rail'.
Health 19-02-2020

The French MEP bashing football clubs over their flying habit

Green MEP Karima Delli has lashed out at football clubs for their contribution to climate change as big teams prefer flying for short distances instead of using alternative, more sustainable modes of transport.
EU Elections 2019 09-07-2019

Power-sharing puzzle solved: Who will chair parliamentary committees?

EURACTIV has pieced together the names of already designated and potential candidates for chairing the European Parliament’s 20 committees and two sub-committees, before their formal election on Wednesday (10 July).
Aviation 21-06-2019

Next Commission urged to launch ‘aviation package’

The next European Commission should make curbing aviation emissions a priority in its work programme for the next five years, according to lawmakers at a special summit on Thursday (20 June) dedicated to taxing flights.

MEPs adopt stricter limits on carcinogens in the workplace

EU lawmakers on Wednesday (30 August) voted on tough new exposure limits to carcinogenic substances in the workplace, in a move they hope will save more than 100,000 lives over the next 50 years.
Railways 27-03-2017

Parliament’s free Interrail plan replaced by smaller €2.5 million travel fund for teenagers

MEPs are annoyed that a European Commission proposal to hand out €2.5 million to fund young students' travel around Europe will only receive a fraction of the budget they wanted.
Elections 20-01-2017

Parliament vice-presidents election goes off without hitch

The halfway point of the European Parliament’s mandate means vice-presidency, qaestor and committee roles all need to be reallocated. EURACTIV France reports.
Climate change 04-10-2016

MEPs vote to ratify Paris Agreement

The European Parliament today (4 October) voted to ratify the Paris Agreement, ensuring it will come into force before this year’s COP 22 in Marrakesh. EURACTIV France reports.
21-09-2016

The Brief: Roaming U-turn not worth the effort

The European Commission today set out its latest plan to abolish EU mobile roaming charges by 2017.

Parliament paves way for posted workers reform

MEPs yesterday (14 September) adopted a report on the highly controversial subject of social dumping, bringing the EU one step closer to revising the Posting of Workers Directive, despite vigorous opposition in the East. EURACTIV France reports.
Transport 18-04-2016

Commission set to override 125,000-signature air pollution petition

The Commission's decision to increase car emissions limits is set to be written into EU law, despite a petition launched by a group of 20 European cities and signed by 125,000 people. EURACTIV France reports.

‘Netflix-like’ city transport app could mean people buy less cars

The European Commission is pushing local authorities to digitise cities and make them more efficient—one radical plan bubbling up could minimise the number of cars on city streets.
Transport 08-02-2016

Greens accuse France of double standards on diesel emissions

French Green MEPs have called on Ségolène Royal to challenge the EU’s new diesel emissions limits, but the ecology minister supported the lower standards when they were adopted in October. EURACTIV France reports.
French MEP Karima Delli (Green), rapporteur on the urban mobility report
Transport 10-11-2015

Transport Committee greenlights emission-capping urban mobility report

The European Parliament's Transport and Tourism Committee (TRAN) approved a report on sustainable transport in cities today (10 November) that includes measures on digitising transport infrastructure and capping emissions. The bill will be voted on in a plenary session on 2 December and is intended as a set of recommendations for the European Commission ahead of a legislative proposal expected in 2017.
Euro & Finance 25-06-2015

Juncker Plan cleared for take-off

After a strenuous negotiating process, on Wednesday (24 June) MEPs validated the European Fund for Strategic Investments, taking the EU one step closer to the launch of the Juncker Investment Plan. EURACTIV France reports
Transport 09-02-2015

EU launches fraud probe into Lyon-Turin rail link

The controversial high-speed train line between Lyon and Turin is to be examined by the European Anti-Fraud Office, OLAF, amid huge cost overruns and allegations of mafia links in Italy. The EU has already contributed €450 million to the project, but France and Italy will claim a further €4 billion of EU funding. EURACTIV France reports.
Euro & Finance 21-01-2015

Juncker plan financing under scrutiny

Questions are being raised over the architecture of the Juncker investment plan, while the finance world continues to grow impatient for these "project bonds on steroids". EURACTIV France reports
Brian Hayes MEP (IR, EPP) in his first day at the European Parliament. At 44, he will not be part of the new EU40 group [Photo © European Union 2014 - European Parliament]
EU Elections 2014 10-06-2014

Newly elected young MEPs courted from all sides

91 MEPs under the age of 40 were elected to the European Parliament at the May EU elections. Although their number is slightly lower than during the previous legislature, young MEPs “would still represent the third largest political group in the European Parliament,” according to Adam Mouchtar, managing director of the EU40 project.