This Friday, Members of the European Parliament will conclude a series of nature-killing votes shaping the future of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). Throughout the week, the Parliament has hailed the deals as good for farmers and natures, but they couldn’t be further from the truth on both accounts.
Kicking off the week, and without warning or reason, EU Parliament President David Sassoli changed the date for the Parliament to vote on a nature-killing deal put together by the three largest groups, The Socialists, Renew, and the EPP. Birdlife dubbed the joint proposal ‘the kiss of death’ for nature. The scandalous manoeuvre to bring the vote forward unexpectedly and at the last minute by a whole day meant MEPs had no time to do their democratic duty. Scientists condemned this greenwashed deal as even worse than business as usual.