The European Parliament will hold an exchange with French President Emmanuel Macron regarding the programme of activities of the French Presidency of the Council of the EU (January - June 2022) on 19 January 2022. At the onset of the third year of Covid-19 pandemic, HEAL underlines how this exchange is a major opportunity for MEPs to demand urgent, non-ambiguous and much needed EU action to address environmental pollution, which affects everyone’s health in our society, starting with the most vulnerable.
HEAL is one of the signatories (together with WWF, BirdLife Europe, EEB, CEE Bankwatch, CAN Europe, Transport & Environment and NatureFriends International) of a joint letter to Commission President von der Leyen, European Parliament President Sassoli and European Council President Michel.
The letter recognises the European Union’s efforts on COVID-19 crisis and highlights that an EU response must address the immediate health, social and economic urgency to protect the most vulnerable. The response must also ensure we continue down Europe’s chosen path towards a healthy and sustainable economy, leaving no-one behind and in line with the European Green Deal.
Read the full letter here