At April’s plenary session, MEPs will look to the future of the EU with French President Emmanuel Macron, while also discussing organic food production, the recycling of waste packaging, greenhouse gas emissions, and the problem of money laundering.
Seven months after outlining his plan in Athens to 'rebuild' Europe, French President Emmanuel Macron comes to Strasbourg to discuss the EU's future. In 2013, 1.6 billion tonnes of waste in the EU were not reused or recycled. MEPs vote on a new law to boost the recycling of waste packaging. To reach the climate change goals fixed in the Paris Agreement, Parliament is to adopt greenhouse gas regulations in land use and forestry. Organic food production in the EU is a rapidly developing sector. Parliament will vote on rules to prevent fraud, guarantee fair competition, and improve consumer confidence. Terrorist groups can take advantage of gaps in the financial system to fund their operations. MEPs vote on how to strengthen the fight against money laundering and terrorist financing.