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Parliamentary questions
21 June 2017
Answer given by Mr Vella on behalf of the Commission

As pointed out in the answer to Written Question E-000276/2015, the Commission is considering the feasibility of measures to follow-up on the mentioned 2011 study. It is therefore too early to indicate what the form and content of such follow-up will be.

The Commission indicated in the EU Forest Strategy(1) that it is committed to ‘assessing the environmental impact, in a global context, of Union consumption of food and non-food commodities and, if appropriate, developing policy proposals […], and considering the development of a Union action plan on deforestation and forest degradation’.

Regarding corruption, the Commission addresses it in its relations with partner countries as a multi-sector approach that contributes to putting into place a credible anti-corruption system. Any EU action on deforestation would in any case build on the lessons of the EU Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade Action Plan (FLEGT AP), which contributes to fighting corruption around forest management, by promoting transparency, participatory decision making, governance reforms, etc.


Last updated: 28 June 2017Legal notice