Portuguese Presidency Assessment 2021

This is an assessment of the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union by the European Environmental Bureau (EEB), with thanks for inputs from Seas At Risk and ZERO, supported by other Portuguese EEB Members GEOTA, Quercus and LPN, and signed off by the EEB Board from across the EU.

Our mandate encompasses all environment-related issues, a broad agenda comprising ‘traditional’ environmental issues as well as sectoral and horizontal policies with a direct or potential environmental impact, sustainable development and participatory democracy.

Overall, we gave the Portuguese Presidency the verdict: ‘Good results on chemicals policy, while disappointing on agriculture, and, despite efforts, insufficient progress on climate.’ See our rationale and our other assessments within.

Read more in our press release on the assessment of the Portuguese Presidency and our hopes for the Slovenian Presidency.

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