Democratic Europe Together we can build a more caring, more equal, greener society

2 October 2019

Actions speak louder than words, what values will the new European Commission President really uphold?

This joint article by the organisations listed below was first published in EurActiv.

16 September 2019

Friends of the Earth Europe, with its partners in the Green 10, has today expressed its deep concern regarding the introduction of a "One in, one out" principle for new legislation, as planned by European Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen.

The proposed principle calls for any new initiative that creates a burden on businesses to be compensated by relieving an equivalent existing burden in the same policy area.

People across Europe face common problems – from inequality to discrimination, and unhealthy environments. These issues will not be solved by retreating into nationalism and division.

 

We can create more caring, democratic, equal, inclusive societies when we work together for the good of people and communities all over Europe.

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