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Barroso II Commission ranks low on environment…

The mid-term environmental assessment of the European Commission shows poor track record on important environmental fronts. The report, which was produced by the “Green 10” coalition of Europe’s largest environmental NGOs (including WWF EPO), reviews the progress of the Barrosso II Commission, which started its second term in 2010. ...
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European Parliament

Plans by the European Parliament to send a delegation of MEPs to the Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development (June 2012) are cancelled due to the high rates charged by the hotels in Rio....
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Greece

A decision signed jointly by the Ministers of Finance and Environment, Energy & Climate Change, sets an upper limit of 40,000 kilometres of travel for inspections for the year 2012. This decision seriously limits the capacity of the Hellenic Environmental Inspectorate authority to respond to the increasing needs for inspections in all Greece. The individual monthly upper limit per Inspector is reduced to 1,000 klm, from 1,200 in 2011....
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