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EU parliament chief wades into environmental law debacle

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🗞️ Driving the news: The European Parliament's head, Roberta Metsola, has cautioned lawmakers against enforcing ambitious environmental laws without adequate public backing
• This comes during discussions on ecosystem regulations, showcasing the ongoing EU controversy around the Green Agenda

🔭 The context: Metsola's stance reveals the deep divisions over climate policy within her political family, the European People’s Party (EPP), which includes European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen
• The EPP has been campaigning against significant parts of von der Leyen’s environmental agenda, including the nature restoration law

🌎 Why does it matter for the planet: With the looming threat of climate change, the decisions made by the EU can significantly impact global environmental protection and sustainability efforts
• The implications of the EU's green legislation are vast, affecting not only its member countries but also setting a precedent for international climate policy

⏭️ What's next: The parliament will debate the nature restoration law before a final vote
• Metsola believes that, regardless of the outcome, green legislation will continue to be a crucial part of this legislative period 
Meanwhile, the EPP has called for a "pause" on environmental regulation

💬 One quote: "We need to factor in the economic and social impact of all that we do, and perhaps we have not done that enough." (Roberta Metsola, European Parliament's head)

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