EU Commission delays flagship Green Deal package

Source: Politico

“The European Commission has delayed four key pieces of Green Deal legislation, according to the new Commission program seen by POLITICO. With European elections now set for June 6-9, 2024, the holdup will increase pressure on Ursula von der Leyen’s Commission to push through its green agenda before the clock runs down on its mandate. The executive will not publish the food and biodiversity package until July 5 — a month later than originally planned. … The delay comes as the EU’s green policies face pushback from the center-right European People’s Party (EPP), which has been pitching itself as a defender of farmers ahead of next year’s vote. The conservative party recently adopted a resolution rejecting two other key Green Deal proposals: new rules on pesticides and nature restoration.” (05/17/23)