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The Directorate-General for the Environment (DG ENV) is responsible for environmental legislation and has the objective of protecting, preserving and improving the environment. The DG is headed by Commissioner Karmenu Vella and is responsible for monitoring whether Member States correctly apply EU environmental law and also deals with all issues covering environmental sustainability.

At the European Parliament, the Committee for Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI), chaired by MEP Pascal Canfin, is predominantly dealing with environment issues.

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