Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo has urged the European Union to “pause” biodiversity text negotiations, prompting criticism from environmental groups and politicians. French President Emmanuel Macron suggested a “pause” in creating environmental regulations on May 11, 2021, to focus on re-industrialising France. The president mentioned the delay should happen after approving the Green Deal, the EU’s cornerstone for reducing carbon emissions. Although the EU has adopted the primary amendments of its climate plan, specific key changes, such as those addressing biodiversity, pesticides, and livestock pollutions, remain contentious. De Croo doesn’t agree with Macron’s proposal, and instead, he expresses concern about pressurising industries with too many environmental restrictions. Draft laws, such as the Nature Restoration Law, which seeks to achieve specific biodiversity objectives and is already in deliberations, have been met with opposition from farmers. While some politicians and parties acknowledge the issues, others have rejected the various proposals or are divided on the matter. Pascal Canfin, the President of the European Parliament’s Environment Committee, clarifies that while De Croo wants a regulatory pause, mainly with regards to biodiversity, the French President wants environmental regulations created before these discussions.
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