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Environment commissioner passes Parliament test

MEPs will give the green light for Karmenu Vella to be the next EU commissioner for environment, fisheries and maritime affairs following his European Parliament hearing on Monday

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EU imports and exports of climate-warming fluorinated gases increased in 2013, the European Environment Agency said on Tuesday

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New EU Commission

Jean-Claude Juncker (photograph: European People's Party, CC BY 2.0)

Incoming Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker announced a new Commission structure and team on 10 September.

Malta's Karmenu Vella will take over a merged environment and fisheries brief and has been charged with reviewing the EU's nature laws.

Spain's Miguel Arias Cañete will lead on energy and climate, under the leadership of vice-president for energy union Alenka Bratušek of Slovenia.

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