About: Tony Long

Environmental misgivings: why Parliament should reject the Juncker Commission

The proposed new structure of the European Commission sidelines sustainability issues and risks undoing years of environmental legislation, writes Tony Long.
Climate change 05-05-2014

Europeans need a positive story: A new Europe for the planet

Now is the time for prospective MEPs to give Europe's citizens a concrete sense of how green policies and laws can improve their lives for the better, writes Tony Long.  
Agrifood 10-09-2013

Healthy and green diets go hand in hand

Policy makers, business and industry are starting to wake up to the idea of supporting sustainable diets. Action is already late but we can still act now to show people a way to lead healthier lives in keeping with the planet’s abundance of natural resources, writes Tony Long.
Agrifood 02-09-2013

How to kill off successful environmental schemes in Europe’s agriculture policy

As Brussels returns from its summer break there is one piece of unfinished business before the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) political saga for 2014-2020 can be put to rest. Negotiators from the European Parliament and the Council will lock horns in trilogue on two different ways to use the funds, one of which is more green than the other, writes Tony Long.
Agrifood 04-03-2013

It’s not too late to save Europe’s farm policy from special interests

With negotiations on the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) moving towards an end-game, it is not too late to forge a deal that will help European farmers and the environment, argues Tony Long.