El PratEde Llobregat is situated in the North East of Spain, in Catalonia. The city administration has developed many initatives under the 'Climate Change Local Plan' in order to provide a better environment and quality of living for its citizens.
Reinhard Bütikofer and Monica Frassoni, Co-Chairs of the European Green Party, comment on the European Investment Plan presented in the European Parliament today by European Commission President Juncker.
If you didn't make it to Istanbul, you can catch up with videos of some of the sessions here. Otherwise, you can read back through our liveblog, or check out photos from the event on our Facebook page.
"The Eternit case is the biggest trial for environmental damage in Europe ever. It is untenable that such a charge expires under Italy's statute of limitations, and courts dismiss such claims for damages on the grounds that they are time-barred.
Ultimately, we urgently need a legal debate on the statute of limitations in asbestos-related cases, considering that the diseases caused by exposure have a very long latency period.
The European Greens have continued to solidify their European family, as delegates to the European Green Council meeting in Istanbul voted overwhelmingly to welcome Danish Greens Socialistisk Folkeparti (SF) as full members, and the new Croatian Green party ORaH as applicant members.
The European Green Party and Κίνημα Οικολόγων Περιβαλλοντιστών, the Cyprus Green Party, have called for Turkey to fully respect the Cyprus exclusive economic zone. Both the EGP and Cyprus Green Party, support and call for ratification of the European Parliament resolution on Turkish actions creating tension in the exclusive economic zone of Cyprus.
Any accident in relation to drilling threatens to destroy the local environment, the area’s vital tourism industry, and crucially, the islands’ water supply which relies fully seawater desalination. These dangers are reflected in the strong local hostility to the project, where a broad majority of people are opposed, along with the Canary Parliament (including the regional government party), and six out of seven island councils.
Ophelie Latil from France is part of the Generation Precaire movement, which was created about a year (not sure about the timing) ago, by a thirty year old who just about to accept an unpaid internship, even though she had ample experience. She wrote a text that struck a chord with a lot of people, and published it mostly through social networks. They met at the Mayflower in Paris, and that's how it began. 1.5 million people are now part of the movement.