French Presidency of the European Union: Yannick Jadot calls for more commitments and resources in ecological matters

Less than a month from the start of the French presidency of the Council of the European Union, he does not intend to let Emmanuel Macron be the only one to carry the European question in the presidential campaign of 2022. Yannick Jadot, environmental candidate and pro affirmed European, demanded Wednesday, December 8 that Emmanuel Macron take advantage of the French presidency of the European Union (EU) to “Broaden the recovery plan” du Green New Deal et “Fight the austerity criteria”.

He also regretted that the Head of State “Did not choose to change the date of [cette] presidency “, which will last the first six months of 2022, in the midst of the presidential campaign. “Emmanuel Macron made the choice of a presidency shrunk, biased and cut in two by the presidential election”, said the MEP at a press conference given at his campaign headquarters in Paris.

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Mr. Jadot also wished to recall that “Europe is an absolutely essential subject for environmentalists” and one “True project of civilization”. Establishing the observation that “The European project is faltering” and “Took a big hit with Brexit”, the candidate of Europe Ecology-The Greens (EELV) presented his own counter-project for the French presidency of the EU.

Almost tripling the budget of the Green New Deal

According to him, we must first “Fight the austerity criteria”, in particular by detaching green investments from the Stability and Growth Pact, and “Broaden the recovery plan” of « Green New Deal » European endowed with 750 billion euros, increasing it to 2,000 billion. An amount equivalent to that of the American Green New Deal, carried by President Joe Biden.

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Yannick Jadot also took the opportunity to demand that “France has a strong position on the renegotiation of the carbon market”. For him, “No question of putting transport and accommodation there”. Asking that France be “Exemplary” itself on its environmental policy, he recalled that it “Is systematically attacked by European justice on air pollution, hunting, two-wheelers” …

The MEP also denounced “France’s unnatural alliance with Poland and Hungary to preserve its nuclear policy”. And pleaded for the country “Transposes the European objective of 55% into French law” reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.

Emmanuel Macron is due to hold a press conference on Thursday, December 9 presenting the agenda, the challenges and the ambitions of the French presidency of the European Union.

The World with AFP

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French Presidency of the European Union: Yannick Jadot calls for more commitments and resources in ecological matters

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