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EU Environment Minister Blasts Regulation Delay Amidst Surprising Setbacks in Nature Restoration Efforts

BySamantha Nguyen

Mar 25, 2024
Hungary attends evening milking as EU restoration regulation fate remains undecided.

EU Environment Minister Kai Mykkänen expressed dissatisfaction with the current situation surrounding the Nature Restoration Regulation. The regulation aims to establish binding obligations to improve the state of nature in various habitats, covering at least 20% of the EU’s land and sea areas by 2030 and all ecosystems in need of restoration by 2050. This includes habitats such as marshes, wetlands, meadows, waterways, forests, agricultural environments, and urban areas.

Finland had previously voted against the proposal last summer when the Council of Member States formed its position on it. However, despite this opposition, the regulation narrowly passed at that time. A political agreement was reached on the regulation content in tripartite negotiations between the Council of Member States, the European Parliament, and the EU Commission in November. Finland abstained from voting when the council approved the negotiation result due to added flexibilities in the regulation.

The European Parliament approved the negotiation result in February signaling that restoration would move forward in member countries. However, in March Hungary changed its position on supporting this regulation which put a hold on Belgium’s decision to take it to a final vote as they lacked majority support. The matter was discussed at an EU environment ministers meeting where Mykkänen emphasized his disappointment with this turn of events and expressed frustration over facing surprises so late in

By Samantha Nguyen

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