The “Farm to Fork” (F2F) strategy forms the agricultural plan of the European Green Deal (EGD). According to the EU Commission, the F2F is intended to deliver a “real contribution to the sustainability goals.” Despite a growing world population, agriculture faces the enormous challenge of ensuring affordable and secure food supply. According to a proposal, the project should be successful by achieving the following five goals.
We believe in a united Europe. We stand for defending democratic principles as well as human rights, environmental protection, species conservation and animal welfare achievements. Further, we promote the active participation of civil society in decision-making processes and the advancement of the vision of a united Europe.
is facing a massive problem: Climate change and environmental pollution. Year
after year, sea levels are rising, coral reefs are dying, and yet we continue
to ruthlessly pollute and degrade our environment. This must stop.
When the Covid-19 pandemic started, everything suddenly stood still. For once on a global scale, we were forced to stop our daily routines, turn off our engines, and stay at home. Sadly, the economy crashed and millions of people lost their jobs and, even worse, their loved ones. Rebuilding our economy is without a question vital, however, not at the price of sacrificing our planet. We cannot go back to the old ways. Through Covid-19, we have the unique chance of reinventing our economy into one that is truly sustainable and climate-neutral. Therefore, we are sending an urgent appeal to the European Union and mandate a smart economic investment to ensure this happens.
Recent concerns about the European migration crisis have masked a remarkable – but little noticed –degree of unanimity over the supposed ‘undesirability’ of migration as an economic phenomenon. Amidst outcries against ‘economic migrants at European doorsteps’, and their allegedly questionable intentions, the term itself has come to assume negative connotations on a scale hitherto unknown.
Statements like ‘we need to distinguish
between real refugees and economic migrants’ are used with apparent ease
fuelled by the urgent need to address the human tragedy that has been unfolding
in our backyard.
We are convinced BREXIT is a huge mistake, but so it
is. A reality.
It doesn’t disrupt our friendship to many Brits, no matter whether they have been in favour or against leaving the European Union, no matter whether they live inside the UK or in an EU Member State or elsewhere. The past months made us even more convinced that respectful debate, discussion and dialogue, distribution of facts and reflection of information is essential if we want to progress our society.
As the international conference on trade in endangered
species just ended, let’s recall one of its most prominent issues – the efforts
to prevent elephants from becoming extinct – and what the European Union and
its Member States are expected to do next.
Elephants are facing their worst crisis in
decades due to poaching for their ivory. Populations are thought to be falling
by about 8 percent annually and at least 20,000 African elephants continue to
be killed each year.