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Right wing takes yet another stab at killing EU nature law

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🗞️ Driving the news: The European Parliament is poised for a crucial vote on the EU's nature restoration law, targeted by right-wing groups aiming to dismantle it
• This marks the third attempt, with the European People’s Party (EPP) now backing an amendment to reject the legislation, threatening to scrap it entirely ahead of the EU elections

🔭 The context: The law, designed to address the poor conservation status of 80% of the EU's habitats by restoring degraded natural areas by 2030, faces opposition for being too restrictive on agriculture
• Previous votes have seen narrow passages and significant internal division among major political groups, reflecting the contentious nature of the bill

🌍 Why it matters for the planet: The nature restoration law is a cornerstone of the EU's Green Deal, aiming to combat biodiversity loss and restore ecosystems
• Its potential rejection could significantly hinder Europe's environmental and climate goals, amidst escalating protests from the agricultural sector

⏭️ What's next: The outcome of Tuesday's vote remains uncertain due to divisions within key political groups
• A rejection could derail the EU's ambitious environmental agenda, impacting future policy and the forthcoming elections

💬 One quote: "If people do what they promised and what we've agreed upon while we were negotiating in good faith ... then there should be a majority," (Mohammed Chahim, Dutch MEP)

📈 One stat: Currently, 80% of the EU’s habitats are in poor conservation status, underscoring the urgent need for restoration efforts

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