Pascal Canfin (Renew Europe, FR) has been elected Chair of the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee for the next two and a half years, on Wednesday 10 July 2019.
"I thank the members who elected me Chairman of the Environment Committee today. This committee will play a decisive role in the next five years. For the first time, it is the largest in the European Parliament. This is a sign of unprecedented mobilization in the fight against climate change, for biodiversity, for our health and for the quality of what we eat. This is all the more positive because the mobilisation of young people throughout Europe is forcing us to do so," said Pascal Canfin
In its constitutive meeting, the committee also elected:
- Bas EICKHOUT (Greens/EFA, NL), as first Vice-Chair,
- Seb DANCE (S&D, UK), as second Vice-Chair,
- Cristian-Silviu BUŞOI (EPP, RO), as third Vice-Chair,
- Anja HAZEKAMP (GUE/NGL, NL), as fourth Vice-Chair.