|Parliament support for Juncker on environment eroding over attack on green legislation|
Brussels, Thursday 15 January 2015
The Commission has come under fire for its intention to withdraw the waste package and potentially delay a proposal to clean up Europe’s air. The Social Democrats (S&D), Liberals (ALDE), Greens (Greens-EFA), Eurosceptics (EFDD) and Left (GUE-NGL) parties were all critical of the Commission’s intentions. Several groups urged the Commission to make sustainability a cornerstone of its political agenda and the S&D even called for trust between the Commission and Parliament to be restored, after a lack of transparency in the Commission’s work programme preparations.
 Although every political group’s resolution was rejected as a whole, a majority of the political groups supported texts that opposed the withdrawal of the waste package and delay to the proposal on clean air.
 The Green 10 represents the 10 leading environmental organisations in Brussels: its members are the European Environmental Bureau, Transport & Environment, Birdlife, Greenpeace, WWF, CEE Bankwatch Network, Climate Action Network, Friends of the Earth Europe, Health & Environment Alliance, Naturefriends International.