Former WWF director poised to head EP environment committee

The former head of WWF France, and surprise late addition to the EU election list of Emmanuel Macron's LREM party, is being widely tipped to chair the European Parliament's environment committee

The former head of WWF France, and surprise late addition to the EU election list of Emmanuel Macron's LREM party, is being widely tipped to chair the European Parliament's environment committee, with formal elections due on Wednesday.

The French press has treated Pascal Canfin's appointment as a done deal in recent weeks, with the MEP himself speaking confidently when asked on radio station France Inter in late June whether he is set to chair the committee.

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