This week is “Strasbourg week”, the moment of the month when MEPs meet for the plenary session of the European Parliament in Strasbourg. The agenda for the April session presents several issues at stake and some among them are particularly relevant. MEPs are expected to discuss the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in the framework of the Paris Agreement. Afterwards, a vote is planned on the proposed regulations on post-2020 effort sharing in the non-ETS sectors and on emissions and removals from land use, land use change and forestry (LULUCF). Others topics which will be debated are the report on Organic production and labelling of organic products and the report on A European strategy for the promotion of protein crops.
However, one of the most important dossiers is represented by the “waste package” promoted by its rapporteur MEP Simona Bonafè. The package is composed by 4 directives, tackling the issues of: waste; packaging waste; land-fill of waste; end-of-life vehicles and waste batteries. After long discussions among the European Parliament, the Council and the Commissions, the three institutions managed to find a common text which is widely expected to be approved on Wednesday.