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NGOs stage protest in front of the EC in Brussels against forest destruction in Romania: “Saving virgin forests in Romania from logging”

Euronatur Germany and Agent Green local NGO will stage a banner action in front of the European Commission building in Brussels on Thursday, November 8, in an attempt to raise awareness on the situation of the virgin forests in Romania threatened by logging.

The scandalous logging in the Romanian primeval forests continue unabated. Tomorrow (November 8) we will be with our partners from Agent Green in Brussels and show from 19-21 o’clock excerpts of the investigative documentary series “Out of Control”. Afterwards there will be a discussion. You are cordially invited to the free event. We would also be delighted if you would support us in the morning demonstration in front of the European Commission headquarters!”, reads a  Euronatur Facebook post.

The NGOs point out that the largest tracts of virgin forests within the EU are found in Romania.But due to industrial logging, corruption and corporate greed, this most valuable European natural heritage is rapidly vanishing. Forest destruction even occurs within national parks and Natura 2000 sites. However, very few people are aware of this major nature crisis. Therefore, EuroNatur Foundation and Romanian environmental organisation Agent Green will come to Brussels to raise the alarm and deliver first hand evidence of the logging of virgin forests to both the European institutions and the public,” Euronatur argues.

While the banner action in front of the European Commission building in Schuman square roundabout,  at 8:00 – 9:00am, the film screening “Out of Control” (video series about scandalous logging in Romania’s national parks) and the discussion are due at Kamilou in Mundo B (Rue d’Edimbourg, 26, 1050 Bruxelles), 19:00 – 21:00pm. Entry: free.

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