© European Union 2019 - Source EP

Profile

Bas Eickhout

Function Vice-President
Phone Brussels+32-2-2845365
Phone Strasbourg+33-3-88175365
E-Mail
Office

Brussels
European Parliament
Bât. Altiero Spinelli
10G301
60, rue Wiertz / Wiertzstraat 60
B-1047 Bruxelles/Brussel

Strasbourg
European Parliament
Bât. Winston Churchill
M03060
1, avenue du Président Robert Schuman
CS 91024
F-67070 Strasbourg Cedex

Party GroenLinks
CountryNetherlands
Greens / EFA Group Vice-President
Bureau Treasurer
Bureau Vice-President
Committees Economic and Monetary Affairs (Substitute Member)
Budgetary Control (Substitute Member)
Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (Vice-Chair)
Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (Coordinator)
Delegations United States (Substitute Member)
People's Republic of China (Member)
Web http://www.baseickhout.eu/
Social Media https://twitter.com/BasEickhout
https://www.facebook.com/bas.eickhout
https://www.youtube.com/user/groenlinks
 

> Declaration of financial interests 
> Declaration of good conduct


Relevant Articles

Bikes in a train
Picture credit : david-hellmann - Unsplash

Creating Liveable Cities

18.10.2018

How to Achieve Sustainable Urban Mobility

Three out of four EU citizens currently call a city home. Achieving sustainable urban mobility should therefore be a priority. Creating liveable cities, where car commuting is the exception and a combination of public transport, carpooling, biking and walking is the rule, is essential if we are to safeguard the health of EU citizens and deal with climate change.

paint chemicals
david pisnoy
en | fr | it | de | es

One-third of chemicals on the market breach EU safety rules

Chemicals

For years, chemical companies in the European Union have marketed hundreds of harmful chemicals that without properly checking if they are toxic, eco-toxic or have the potential to cause cancer, impair fertility and inhibit the development of unborn children.

Car emissions
Ruben de Rijcke (CC BY-SA 3.0)
en | de | es | fr | it

EU environment ministers ignore IPCC report

CO2 Regulation and COP24

Under pressure from the automobile industry and the German government in particular, EU environment ministers are sabotaging our chances to save the climate. They agreed on weak targets for CO2 emissions from cars and light commercial vehicles and demanded only a marginal improvement to the EU Commission's proposal.

ocean
©pritchard-barrett
en | de | fr | es | it

The time to act is now

Climate change and IPCC report

We can achieve the Paris climate target of 1.5c global warming if governments act now, according to the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in its upcoming special report on global warming.

en | de | it | es | fr

European Parliament shows some ambition on CO2 reductions

CO2 emissions

The majority of MEPs have just voted to reduce CO2 emissions from new cars by 40% by 2030. The European Parliament's position for the upcoming negotiations with the European Commission and Council and lags behind the position of the Environment Committee, which had called for a 45% reduction, and goes beyond the European Commission's proposal of just 30%.

Exhaust pipes
en | de | it | fr | es

More ambitious reduction targets will lead to EU-wide job creation

Car industry/CO2 emissions

"Even though this is clearly a politically steered report from the Commission, designed to influence votes in the Parliament and Council, it still finds that employment numbers in the entire EU will increase with more ambitious reduction targets," says Bas Eickhout, energy policy spokesperson for the Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament.

Car emissions
Ruben de Rijcke (CC BY-SA 3.0)
en | fr | it | de

Car companies must be held to account over possible collusion

Emissions cheating

The European Commission has just announced that it will open a formal investigation into whether BMW, Daimler and VW colluded to breach EU anti-trust rules around the roll-out of clean emissions technology.

en | de | fr | es

Ambitious targets for clean cars

CO2 Regulation

Members of the European Parliament demand clear and ambitious targets for cleaner cars, according to the Environment Committee which has just voted on the European Commission's proposal for European CO2 regulation for cars and light commercial vehicles.

car emissions_header© Mike Schmidt.jpg
car emissions © Mike Schmidt

Challenging Dieselgate Secrecy

Official complaint to EU Ombudsman on lack of transparency

Bas Eickhout has submitted an official complaint to the European Ombudsman to challenge the secrecy of the Commission and Council around the Dieselgate scandal which has been hitting headlines across Europe since 2015. The Dieselgate revelations were a scandal on many different fronts, affecting consumer rights, public health, environmental protection, public confidence in regulators and oversight bodies and also the share price of many car companies.

Combating environmental criminality and ecocide

27.06.2018

Environmental crime (including ecocide) is nowadays widely recognized as a significant global threat to peace, security and sustainable development that needs to be tackled with urgency and codified under domestic and international law. Civil society, institutional and political experts will provide insight on the different aspects of environmental criminality, in view of proposing concrete recommendations.

renewables©andrea-boldizsar
©andrea-boldizsar
en | de | es | fr

Modest success on targets but key decisions pushed back to 2023

Renewable Energy

The European Parliament, Commission and Council came to agreement on the revision to the Renewables Directive late last night.

plastic bottles
Image by Hans
en | de | fr | es

Time for a comprehensive strategy on plastic waste

Plastic

The Greens/EFA group has welcomed the European Commission's proposals for a directive on single use plastics, but called for stronger reduction targets and action on chemicals used in plastics.