Yes to the Green Deal. No to the suspension of the CAP's environmental requirements

Dear President of the European Commission Ms. Ursula von der Leyen,

we, the below-mentioned organisations, are writing to you to ask to ensure a proper implementation of the Green Deal objectives and to maintain the high level of ambition, as presented to citizens in the beginning of your mandate. We particularly ask you to reject any additional request 1 to derogate to environmental requirements provided by the Common Agriculture Policy Regulation (EU) 2021/ 2115, as was done in 2022 and 2023.

The arguments used by agricultural lobbyists and their political allies to attack the European Green Deal and to demand a continued decimation of the already far too sparse ecological set-aside areas on Europe's farmland do not stand up to scrutiny: 

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