About: Sirpa Pietikäinen

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Sustainable finance: Will the EU step up?
03-10-2016

Sustainable finance: Will the EU step up?

Momentum is building around sustainable finance. After the Paris Agreement and UN Sustainable Development Goals last year, we have seen initiatives at a global and EU level.
Development Policy 15-10-2015

Governments must implement effective laws in tackling violence against girls

Governments must have the bravery and commitment to design and implement laws to protect women and girls and to prevent violence against them, write Sirpa Pietikäinen and Marie Rose Nguini Effa.

Commission called to task on circular economy plan

The European Parliament’s Environment Committee has called on the EU executive to table a new, ambitious proposal on the circular economy, following the controversial withdrawal of a draft package by the European Commission last year.
Health 17-04-2014

Parliament votes for compulsory ‘made-in’ labels

The European Parliament voted on Tuesday (15 April) to oblige manufacturers to label all non-food goods with their country of origin, a step designed to help consumers know what they are buying, but one that has divided industry.
Sirpa Pietikäinen
Development Policy 16-04-2014

The EU must stand firm against ‘One of Us’

The proposal by ‘One of Us’ to ban funding for any activities that could involve the destruction of human embryos is regressive, counter-productive, and inimical to the EU’s ideals, writes Sirpa Pietikäinen
Energy 31-03-2014

Innovation as answer to resource constraints

In a joint contribution for EURACTIV, members of the European Parliament, Sirpa Pietikäinen, Gerben-Jan Gerbrandy, Philippe Lamberts and Jo Leinen, call for a new industrial paradigm shift as a solution for the increasing scarcity of natural resources in Europe.

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