On the last day of the COP25, the Parliament delegation is calling on all countries to come to COP26 in Glasgow with more ambitious emission reduction targets.
MEPs are expected to push for a further reduction in pesticide use, more funds for research and better monitoring in order to save Europe’s bees. The EU Pollinator Initiative – the Commission’s strategy to protect pollinators such as bees, butterflies and other insects – will be debated on Tuesday, with MEPs voting on a resolution on Wednesday.
Parliament’s budget negotiators are calling on the Council to finalise its position on how the EU’s budget for 2021-202 should look like. With only a year left until the current long-term budget runs out, EU leaders will need to make progress during the two-day summit.
For Parliament’s negotiating team, the preliminary proposal by Finland’s presidency of the Council for the next long-term budget of the EU would “condemn the European Union to failure”.