Priorities for the Belgian Presidency

Publication - 21 avril, 2010
In this paper, BBL, IEW, IEB, BRAL, GREENPEACE, NATUURPUNT, NATAGORA and WWF list their main demands for the Belgian Presidency of the EU. The year 2010 is decisive for the EU to update its fundamental directions for the next decade and to set itself on a path towards a safe and sustainable, low-carbon, resource efficient economy, the only way to addressing the current economic and ecological crisis.

The Belgium Presidency will lead the EU through crucial international negotiations with the UN High Level meeting for the review of the Millenium Development Goals in September, the 10th conference of the parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity (October 2010) and the 16th conference of the parties of the Convention on Climate Change (December 2010). As regard to EU policies and legislation, the Belgian EU Presidency together with the Council of the EU are to take strategic decisions to profoundly modernise the energy sector and boost Europe's economy in a sustainable way, strengthen energy security, create green jobs, deliver real solutions to climate change and support the desirable phase-out of nuclear power.

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Nombre de pages: 22