only a few weeks ago was the Centre of the EU's work Fredrick Federley very enthusiastic about the French president Macrons party's entrance in the european policy.
" We are prepared to disband our group and create a new political group. We have done a letter of intent with the Macrons lot A Marche in France, if that (the liberal partigruppen) Alde and his party to form a new constellation in the european Parliament, said Federley then.
Then they fell centerpartistiska the eyes of A Marche list of candidates for election on 26 may. It is topped by the people of Federley describes be political, ”just to the left of the Socialists”.
Annie Loof in her office at the Centre's office she announces that the negotiations on the new group ”is on break”.
– When A Marche will enter parliament, it is important that their representatives decide where they belong. We are the green liberals, we stand up for our values and policies. On A Marche like our core values, then our door is open. Is it that they want to cooperate with any other group because of their representatives in the european Parliament, then they can do it, " says Annie Lööf.
– the Centre party is, after all, a green, a liberal party that wants power should be as close to people as possible. We have a common vision with very many people, but we are not, for example, a common carbon dioxide tax. We do not agree with the Marches or any other of the Alde parties to have a common EUROPEAN army, " says Lööf.
And even if the feelings have cooled down for the French colleagues, there are many questions that Annie Lööf would like to highlight as particularly important in the european parliament Elections. Finally, the coalition party got 6.5 percent. Now they hope to increase.
" It's all about highlighting the issues that matter, we can see that safe and secure food is a concern to many. You get both highlight issues that people are concerned about and then to also be an involved party in the issues that need political solutions.
the Climate and animal husbandry are the two key issues for the Centre party in the election campaign. Annie Lööf think it is important with the ”ambitious goal”. Therefore, to her party, that carbon emissions should decrease by 63% by 2030. Among others, the WWF and the united nations has warned that the world's countries will not be able to keep the already existing climate targets if emissions continue to increase at the same rate as they do today.
a person who has hope for the future.
" I think about how I travel and how I eat. I think about what clothes I put on myself and my daughter in the form of toxins. But I belong to still the crowd of people who believe in the future and if believe in political solutions, and on the people's choice still means that we are going towards a brighter future. So therefore, I have not klimatångest. But I am very concerned about the development that we see, " she says.
emissions trading and bringing in more sectors in the agreement. She think not, however, a common carbon tax within the european cooperation.
" We do not think that the EU should have powers of taxation. The EU is an intergovernmental cooperation, which must be sylvasst on some grundservicedrivande questions, but we are not going to give away a national competence such as taxation means. However, we want EUROPE to be proactive in the management of climate change and where it's all about using the systems that are currently in place: EU emissions trading scheme. There is a common price on emissions across the EU and where you want to get into more sectors and we want to raise the price. It is becoming clearer and better than that we should again have discussions if we are to have a carbon tax in the EU, for it will not happen.
the Centre party is just like the last EU-election campaign with full force on to reduce antibiotic resistance in Europe.
" We want to redouble the research effort against antibiotic resistance in the EU's next research programme. We want a common animal welfare legislation and penalties for those who do not follow this. We must take action to increase animal welfare in the EU. Sweden has high standards, and then have the rest of the european countries come up to the level, like C leader.
global consumption of meat must decrease. It has the impact on climate change. I think it is important that consumers make informed choices. For example, the so selects the I when I eat meat, Swedish meat or wild game meat. For that it has a significantly less impact on the climate than imported meat. And in the same way it deals with antibiotic use, which is the Swedish meat in the forefront with some of the world's smallest use of antibiotics in animal husbandry compared with, for example, the southern part of Europe, " says Lööf.
– We also have to look at what an opportunity the Swedish djurbruket is and what it does for the biological diversity. In order to keep our landscape open, which is a very important part in the environmental work. At the same time we need to research more renewable fuels to the engines of their machinery. What comes to the feed, then it will be a continuous development there. Now we take vigorous action both in Sweden and at the european level in order to reduce the use of antibiotics. But also to be able to produce healthy food.
– No, the very biggest challenge we have is global concerns about antibiotic resistance. In many other parts of the world have a overuse of antibiotics. This tie itself in her stomach at me when I talk about antibiotic resistance. For it has such a huge impact on both human and animal welfare. Then we have a clear nutrient in the Swedish djurbruket that we continuously need to work with, at the same time we need to make sure to ask about both the animal feed and animal husbandry so that there is less impact on the climate. It is done by political means, " says Annie Lööf.
" I shall return to that issue, there are certainly suggestions.
Later returns Loof in question in writing through her press secretary.
”(C) considers that it is important to increase the domestic production of protein. The EU's agriculture budget should have a focus on innovation,” writes Loof.
want to cut down on agricultural subsidies – except the Centre party.
" We do not think, unlike many other Swedish parties that it is Swedish farmers and the Swedish countryside who should pay for the Brexit. Instead, we think that it is important to create continuity, there is no reason to start the cut in aid. There are other areas in the EU that they really need to modernise and cut in. I am thinking, for example, on the flyttkarusellen between Brussels and Strasbourg, I think of the EU's globalisation fund and, on the other symbolprojekt that they are doing.
– We would like to tax both the Swedish and international aviation, then you should not have a biljettskatt, but a tax on fuel. Today, it is not possible because there is an international convention, so of course we want Sweden and the EU to push more to renegotiate the international convention.
– It determines the man himself. I think it is important to take climate-friendly mode of transportation when you can. I do in my work, I can go by train, so I train and I also think that it is important to ensure that we from a political perspective makes it possible for people to travel eco-friendly.
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