Fears are growing that the EU may be on the verge of scrapping crucial plans to clean up our polluted air and cut waste.
According to reports coming out of Brussels, some business organisations may be successful in lobbying the EU to drop these key areas of work – which are crucial for our health and the long-term efficiency of our economies.
Friends of the Earth Senior Economics and Resources Campaigner David Powell said:
“Protecting our health and scarce resources should be a central plank of EU policy-making – caving in to short-term, industry lobbying on these crucial issues would be shameful.
“If the EU’s vision of a new Europe isn’t long-term, green and focused on wiping out waste, it’s not fit for purpose in the 21st century.
“Mr Juncker must give the green light to desperately needed proposals which put people, the planet and our future economic health first – or face a backlash.”