The European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, has approved a new report that looks for new and old formulas to reduce urban traffic, and consequently, its environmental impact. According to this report, reducing traffic is very important because in 2005, transport was responsible of 25 percent of the pollution in the EU, urban transport is responsible of 40 percent of transport-related pollution and traffic jams eat up one percent of Europe's GDP. Convinced?
The EU's Direct Payments Management Committee has listened to the European Commission and is cutting subsidies for biofuel crops. These subsidies were created to support these crops as long as they didn't reach 2 million Ha. This figure will be exceeded before the year is out.