Finnish EU presidency played ‘constructive role’ on green issues, campaigners say

Positive on the circular economy and chemicals, good on climate change, biodiversity and water, poor on agriculture and the EU budget - that is the verdict on the environmental performance of Finland’s EU presidency by campaigners at the European Environmental Bureau (EEB) and Seas at Risk.

In their assessment of the impacts on EU legislation during Finland’s six-month EU presidency, following the 10 green tests presented at the beginning of the semester, the green groups gave Finland good marks.

The Finnish government had said climate change would be a priority during its presidency, having put an agreement to reach climate neutrality by 2050 at the top of its agenda. 

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