Between 23-26 May, more than 400 million people are called to vote in the European decisions. At the last round, five years prior, turnout was exceptionally low, with just 42.6 percent of qualified voters really casting their ballot. Notwithstanding “citizens losing faith in democratic institutions”, in the expressions of Bruno Marasà, chief of the European Parliament's office in Milan, the issue is that many aren't mindful that the Parliament is the main EU foundation that can be voted for directly, and that numerous choices influencing people' lives aren't taken by national governments yet in Strasbourg and Brussels. Here we talk about ten little yet extraordinary undertaken by the EU in the field of environmental protection.

Wildlife protection

A herd of Eland or Taurotragus Oryx.
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not many individuals realize that the European Union has made the biggest biological system on the planet, Natura 2000, which incorporates exceptional preservation regions built up by member states and marks the start of a system of rigorous protection of endangered plant and animal species. The objective is to protect the wild, yet in addition semi-natural living habitats, for example, those employed in traditional agricultural practices, forests and fields utilized by people.

Another significant victory for natural life was the signing to of an arrangement between Europe, the US and seven different countries that prohibits commercial fishing in Arctic waters for at least sixteen years, to keep shielding a 2.8 million square kilometer region that so far has been distant.

Restriction on honey bee-harming pesticides

A beehive full of energy, which harvests the nectar on the rapeseed. This announces the arrival of spring honey
Photo by Damien TUPINIER / Unsplash

70 out of 100 food crops are pollinated by honey bees, who are hence responsible for 90 percent of the world's nutrtion. It's obvious that the decay of this species is worrying. To battle it, the European Union has restricted outdoors utilization of three neonicotinoid pesticides – imidacloprid, clothianidin and thiamethoxam – whose hurtful impacts on the pollinating insects has been affirmed by the European Food Safety Authority. It ought to be noticed that in nations, for example, France the restriction on neonicotinoids is complete, which features the significance of taking part in the elections: to pressure politicians to adopt stricter laws. Since, as Marasà reminds us, pressure group of "in any event a million natives crosswise over seven European nations can demand authoritative changes".