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Europe and Environment

A clean, healthy and diverse environment is the prerequisite for prosperity and well-being for everyone in Europe. Therefore, approximately 80 per cent of the environmental policies applicable in Germany are made by the EU Commission, the EU Parliament and the Council. Effective environmental protection also requires reasonable coordination of environmental with economic, transport and agricultural policies.

"I firmly believe that environmental action leads to greater social justice and that the two are inextricably linked."

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Svenja Schulze Federal Environment Minister <b><i>&quot;I firmly believe that environmental action leads to greater social justice and that the two are inextricably linked.&quot;</i></b>

Latest on Europe and Environment

Franco-German Climate Working Group
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Climate | 29.05.19

Pathways to climate neutrality

The members of the Meseberg Climate Working Group discussed how to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 in the context of the EU long-term climate strategy.
Pathways to climate neutrality
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Sustainable Development | 21.05.19

EU adopts strict rules on single-use plastic

The Council of the European Union has adopted the Single-Use Plastics Directive. The Directive includes a ban on selected single-use plastic products that end up as marine litter.
EU adopts strict rules on single-use plastic
Impressionen von der Sitzung der XV. Alpenkonferenz.
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Europe and the Environment | 04.04.19

XV. Alpine Conference

The outcomes of the XV. Alpine Conference in Innsbruck include increased cooperation on climate action and soil protection in the Alpine region. The BMU will chair the newly created working group on soil protection.
XV. Alpine Conference