Results for biodiversity


Open letter on Bee mortality to Commissioner Borg

89 MEPs ask Commissioner Borg to ban the use of neonicotnoids insecticides in the European Union


Seismic surveys in derogation of EU environmental legislation

Question for written answer to the Commission


Protecting cetaceans from underwater noise pollution caused by active sonar during military exercises

The issue of negative impacts on marine mammals caused by the deployment of active sonar during military training exercises is brought to the attention of the European Commission by S&D MEP Kriton Arsenis with a written question.


Protecting Roadless Areas: Meeting the Nagoya targets in a cost efficient and effective way


A cost efficient and effective solution in meeting the Aichi biodiversity protection targets is gaining momentum in the international debate. In times when funding for biodiversity conservation is scarce, the cost minimizing solution of protecting our world's remaining roadless areas arises as a way out from biodiversity protection deadlocks.


Roadlessness: The most cost efficient and effective way to protect biodiversity

Following up the event in Rio+20, a side event on roadless areas will take place in the framework of the 11th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity in Hyderabad, India on Tuesday 16 October 2012.


Report examines the establishment of fish stock recovery areas

According to an independent study, which was presented to European Parliament fish stock recovery areas  must cover at least "10-20% of the territorial waters of Member States of the EU."


Rio +20 brings in a new landscape for the protection of global Roadless Areas

Joint Press Release

A major step towards the protection of the world's roadless areas was one of the fruits of the Rio+20 Summit. For the first time, roadless areas were mapped globally and presented to the public.


Resubmission of chemicals

Written question to the Commission


The EP proposes the establishment of an EU network of fisheries reserves

The establishment of a coherent network of fisheries reserves is one of the key amendments on the Common Fisheries Policy that the Environment Committee of the European Parliament voted for today. Tabled by Greek Socialist MEP Kriton Arsenis, the amendment introduces a legal obligation to establish a coherent network of fisheries amounting to at least 20% of coastal territorial waters in each Member State.


Neonicotinoid insecticides and honey bee health

Question for written answer to the Commission
Pavel Poc (S&D), Karin Kadenbach (S&D), Kriton Arsenis (S&D), Janusz Wojciechowski (ECR), Kartika Tamara Liotard (GUE/NGL), Nikolaos Chountis (GUE/NGL), Giommaria Uggias (ALDE), Bas Eickhout (Verts/ALE), Sabine Wils (GUE/NGL), Csaba Sándor Tabajdi (S&D), Marisa Matias (GUE/NGL), Andrea Zanoni (ALDE), Sergio Paolo Frances Silvestris (PPE), Alojz Peterle (PPE)


Seed banks insufficient to guarantee the conservation of endangered plants

Question for written answer to the Commission

Rule 117

Kriton Arsenis (S&D)


Subject_Inadequate controls in greenhouses

Question for written answer to the Commission
Rule 117
Kriton Arsenis (S&D)