Pollinating insects are an integral part of cities’ natural capital and perform an important ecosystem function with a high degree of relevance to many cultural ecosystem services. Consequently, pollinators serve as a useful proxy for assessing urban biodiversity. Beekeeping has recently emerged as popular activity in many urban areas, and a good deal of the motivation for urban beekeeping for many stems from the cultural and non-consumptive aspects of beekeeping. Full article…
Update: the outcome of the meeting has been published. A items are also available and cover issues related to energy, climate, environment, trade and transport policy.
Ministers discussed four legislative files under the clean energy package: the Regulation on governance of the Energy Union, Directive on the promotion of energy from renewable sources, directive on common rules for the internal market in electricity and the Regulation on the internal electricity market. They agreed on a general approach for each of the files. Under AOB, the agenda included information from the Commission on external energy relations and information from the Bulgarian delegation on the work programme of the incoming Presidency.
On 31 January and 1 February 2018, eleven opinions and two resolutions will be on the agenda of this plenary session. On the first day Mr Frans Timmermans, First Vice-President of the European Commission will give a speech. On the seconf day, Mr Tomislav Donchev, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Bulgaria, will present the priorities of the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union.
A study by the EPRS.
European aquaculture is a vital industry employing thousands of people and generating billions of euros in turnover. But there is scope for greater development.
Agenda items concern energy & climate and environment, digital, trade and transport policy.