Last Environment Council of 2022
At the Environment Council on 20 December, 2022 in Brussels ministers discussed crucial elements of the nature restoration law. Ministers agreed that biodiversity loss and climate change are strongly interconnected challenges, and the EU has to take urgent and ambitious steps to face them.
We should be dealing with sensible issues instead of floundering around
Instead of dealing with sensible issues, searching for new sources of energy and developing of infrastructure, the European Union has spent the last few months floundering around the gas price cap, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó said in Brussels on Monday.
Several dangerous elements have been removed from the EU gas cap proposal
No decision has yet been taken on the EU gas cap; the government still thinks that the introduction of the cap is a bad idea and considers it unnecessary, but several particularly dangerous elements have been removed from the original proposal, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó said in Brussels on Tuesday.
Member States have approved the Hungarian recovery plan
Member states have listened to Hungary's arguments and on Tuesday morning adopted the Hungarian recovery plan, which will allow the country to draw on EU funds to help its economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, Justice Minister Judit Varga said in Brussels on Tuesday.
Market situation and the new CAP were in the focus at the Agriculture and Fisheries Council in December
Ministers of agriculture exchanged views among others on the market situation and the state of play and the new challenges of the CAP Strategic Plans in their meeting held on 11-12th of December in Brussels.