Environmental Focused Green EU Presidency from Today
Published 06th January 2011 - 0 comments - 2063 views -
Hungary on EU Presidency From Today
Today evening at 18 hr (CET) Hungary takes over the EU Presidency!
Momentous happening! Do not miss it!
The official ceremony (from the magnificent Budapest Parliament) you will
be able to follow (or watch later) from here:
Pls. visit also www.eu2011.hu
Extract from this article:
"...The Hungarian EU Presidency is committed to tackling the challenges of
environmental protection. Its key priorities include the fight against
climate change, the protection of sustainable water reserves, the
preservation of resource efficiency and biodiversity...
...The Union must continue to play a leading role in the global fight
against climate change, said Ms Enikő Győri, Minister of State for EU
Affairs, as she received the written position of the international
environmental organization Greenpeace on the EU Presidency’s green aspects
in Budapest. The petition contains the organization’s demands for the
The Presidency is committed to implementing the Cancún Summit’s outcomes,
the Minister of State explained. It aims to continue the Union’s
preparation for the 2011 climate talks with a view to developing binding
measures by late 2011. During the Hungarian Presidency, the Member States
are expected to renegotiate the issue of reducing the EU’s carbon-dioxide
emission by more than 20%, and the Decarbonisation Schedule, a long-term
plan expiring in 2050..."
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