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Ruissen (ECR Group): Adoption of nature restoration law unwise

The ECR Group regrets the European Parliament's adoption of the controversial nature restoration law. For the Conservatives, the text, originally introduced by then EU Commissioner Frans Timmermans, is too intrusive in rural areas.

ECR MEP Bert-Jan Ruissen was one of the supporters of a motion to reject the legislation, but there was no majority in favour.

“We have seen a very unfortunate decision. It will block our rural areas. The consequences will be enormous. Nature conservation will become more important than food security, housing needs or road safety, even outside Natura 2000 sites. Communities and provinces will have little choice. From now on, ecologists will determine the organisation of our countrysides.”

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