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EU green deal at ‘very high’ risk of being killed off, says Greens co-leader

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🗞️ Driving the news: Philippe Lamberts, co-president of the Green group in the European Parliament, warned that the EU’s green deal, vital for environmental restoration and policy, faces severe threats from the potential success of far-right parties in the upcoming June elections

🔭 The context: The green deal has significantly influenced EU tax policy and environmental legislation. However, recent political shifts and the rise of right-wing ideologies threaten to overturn these advancements, focusing instead on dismantling what they label the 'woke' economy

🌍 Why it matters for the planet: The EU's green deal plays a critical role in efforts to clean and restore the environment across Europe
• Its potential rollback could halt progress on improving soil, air, and water quality, crucial for combating climate change and biodiversity loss

⏭️ What's next: The future of the green deal largely depends on the outcome of the EU parliamentary elections
• If the far right gains power, significant environmental initiatives may be scaled back or abolished, affecting both European and global environmental efforts

💬 One quote: "The likelihood of [the far right] killing the green deal is very high. I mean, they make no mystery that... their next target is the European green deal," - Philippe Lamberts, MEP.

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