Greece's environmental priorities for Europe

18 December 2013 | Article

On 13 December 2013, the Greek minister of the Environment, Energy and Climate Change, Yiannis Maniatis presented in Brussels the priorities of the upcoming Greek Presidency in the field of Environment and Climate Change.  

As far as the Environment and Climate Change are concerned, minister Maniatis announced that the basic Presidency objectives are:

  • Reaching at an agreement with the European Parliament on the proposal on aviation backloading and the proposal on waste transport.
  • The promotion and thorough consideration of issues arising from the “Energy-Climate in the framework of 2030" package, which entails extremely important decisions on the future of European Union in the fields of energy and climate change. This is expected to be discussed in the European Council in late March 2014.

Mr. Maniatis noted also that efforts will be made to promote two important Regulations, i.e. the proposal on invasive alien species and the proposal for shipping emissions monitoring.

Read more about Greece's environmental priorities on the website of the upcoming Greek presidency of the Council of the European Union.