22.08.2023: Jutta Paulus, member of the European Parliament and pioneer for more mire protection on EU level, visited several LIFE for MIRES-project sites during her summer tour. After the EU Commission just recently passed the EU Restoration Law, she wants to ensure that wetlands will be included as a target habitat in this law again. Peatlands in particular are a “huge lever” to stop species extinction and achieve climate goals, the Greens/EFA MEP stressed during her visit at the Green Belt.
The cross-border excursion was accompanied by representatives of the press and led to different project areas on Bavarian and Czech side.
Selection of online available news:
TV broadcast from TV Niederbayern (in German, 4 minutes): https://passau.niederbayerntv.de/mediathek/video/lebensraum-moor-renaturierung-am-gruenen-band/
Haibischl (local online news Haidmühle, German): https://haibischl.de/europaparlamentarierin-im-moor/
Passauer Neue Presse (German): https://www.pnp.de/print/lokales/landkreis-freyung-grafenau/freyung/es-folgt-keine-katastrophe-14183579
Group picture with MoEP Jutta Paulus (middle) at the LIFE for MIRES-bilingual information panel at border crossing Haidmühle – Nové Údolí; picture: Franz Kies