The Green Deal pillar is to be adopted after the elections. Poland is against him

The Green Deal pillar is to be adopted after the elections.  Poland is against him

The controversial EU regulation on nature recovery may be adopted soon after the European Parliament elections. He is opposed to, among others, Poland.

RMF FM informs that a controversial regulation on nature protection may be adopted right after the European Parliament elections. This is one of the pillars of the Green Deal.

Nature restoration regulation. This is what critics fear

The adoption of the regulation was included in the “preliminary agenda” of the meeting of EU environment ministers on June 17. It appears there as a “temporary” point that does not require discussion. – A small country can change the front and support this project – an EU diplomat told RMF FM, without revealing which country he was talking about. So far, the following countries have expressed opposition to the regulation on the restoration of natural resources: Italy, Sweden, Poland, Finland, Austria, Hungary, Belgium and the Netherlands.

What does this regulation talk about? To achieve EU goals, member states will have to rebuild at least 30% by 2030. habitats in poor condition. “In the coming years, ambitions will increase even further: by 2040, 60 percent will have to be rebuilt. habitats, and by 2050 – 90 percent. The scope of the regulation will cover forests, grasslands and wetlands, as well as rivers, lakes and corals,” we read. In line with Parliament's demands, Member States should give priority to Natura 2000 areas by 2030. In addition, they will have to ensure that the condition of restored ecosystems does not deteriorate significantly again.

In exceptional circumstances, it will be possible to suspend the application of the provisions on the restoration of agricultural ecosystems. This will be possible if the land area necessary to produce food for the Union's needs is significantly reduced. Opponents of this solution fear its negative effects on farmers and the threat to food security.

The regulation was almost adopted in March, but Hungary joined the blocking coalition and thwarted the plan.

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