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  • Blog Post: The view from the city

    In honour of the Olympics, I have invited our London team to provide an insight into the wildlife and our work in our capital city. So, if you need a break from watching cycling, swimming or steeplechase, here's a glimpse of what will still be there long after the Games moves on to Rio... Common...
  • Blog Post: Smarter ways to spend a trillion – EU Budget Reform

    Today President Barroso sits down with his college of Commissioners from the 27 Member States to decide how to spend roughly trillion euros of EU tax payers money between 2014-2020. The sensible thing surely is to ensure that this money is spent on things that the EU has said that it wants to achieve...
  • Blog Post: Rumours and speculation?

    Yesterday I highlighted the threats to Pillar 2 of the Common Agricultural Policy. The rumours that Pillar 2 may be scrapped are continuing to circulate – you may have seen me on the BBC (about 22 mins in) yesterday talking about it. Some of the journalists we spoke to approached the EU Commission...
  • Blog Post: Speaking up for nature

    At times it’s felt like we’ve dominated the BBC this week! It’s been so ‘newsworthy’, today I’m going to reflect on some of our main stories from the past few days. We have been completely floored by the rumour circulating in Brussels that funding for wildlife-friendly...
  • Blog Post: A message to European Heads of State: don't cut the life from our countryside

    Over the past 40 years Europe has lost 300 million birds and in just the past 15 years we have lost 70% of European grassland butterflies. Farmland wildlife remains in crisis. Following proposals released yesterday, the situation will get a lot worse unless leaders show an enlightened approach to EU...