EuroHealthNet is calling on the EC to reconsider withdrawal and postponement and argues that health and environmental sustainability should be key pillars of the 2015 EC work programme.
Today Jean-Claude Juncker, the President of the European Commission, presented the 2015 Commission work programme to the European Parliament. This includes a reference that the EU ‘’Clean Air Policy Package’’ would be modified to take into account the EU’s 2030 climate and energy targets agreed by EU leaders at the October summit. “We are not compromising on the goals we want to attain, we are looking critically at the proposals so that we can have an agreement soon,” said Vice President Timmermans. The intent to withdraw this proposal had been indicated previously in a letter sent to the 28 commissioners from Mr Timmermans, the Commission vice-president. This has caused widespread criticism and opposition from eleven member states and senior Members of the European Parliament.