Commissioner Karmenu Vella

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Speaking at the European Environment Bureau 40th anniversary event on the 1st December the new European Commissioner for the Environment and Fisheries, Karmenu Vella, sought to reassure the environmental NGOs that the Juncker strategy would not marginalise the environment agenda in pursuit of short term competitiveness.  Veila underlined that we do have a roadmap in the form of the 7th Environmental Action Programme: - "live well, within the planet's ecological limits".