MADRID, 2 Jun. (EUROPA PRESS) -
Parliamentarians from the Bundestag Committee on the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection will travel to Doñana from June 4 to 9 on a mission whose focus has been defined around "water scarcity" and protection of the consumer.
"Strawberry cultivation is particularly intensive in the Doñana National Park region, one of the most important wetlands in Europe and therefore a biodiversity hotspot. Due to the illegal extraction of water by agriculture for irrigation, especially for the cultivation of strawberries, Doñana -accompanied by a persistent drought- is seriously threatened by dehydration. This current problem is of particular interest to the delegation and will be the focus of its discussions", adds the German Parliament it's a statement.
The delegation will be headed by committee chairman Harald Ebner, along with Dunja Kreiser (SPD), Michael Thews (SPD), Astrid Damerow (CDU/CSU), Volker Mayer-Lay (CDU/CSU), Linda Heitmann (ALIANCE 90/THE GREENS), Muhanad Al-Halak (FDP), Andreas Bleck (AfD) and Amira Mohamed Ali (DIE LINKE.).
The visit will begin in Madrid and with meetings with the Secretary of State for the Environment and the Secretary of State for Consumption to discuss with them the current evolution of consumer protection legislation.
Subsequently, the delegation will visit Andalusia, which, according to it, is "seriously affected by the scarcity of water." As part of the visiting program, an "intensive exchange of views" will take place both with members of the government and with representatives of environmental protection organizations and farmers' associations. The delegation will also meet with scientists, representatives of political foundations and farms.