Mr. Oscarsson said, "The EU elections are the second biggest election in the world, next only to India's election. Some 400 million voters from Spain in the south to Sweden in the north, from Ireland in the west to Romania in the east, elected the 751 members of the European Parliament (EP). Because of the European Parliament's increasing power, the elections are particularly important in the context of big EU-issues such as environmental protection and energy policy.
"Many people have said that the most important environmental policy-related parliamentary body in the world is the European Parliament Environment Committee. When the new Parliament assembles this summer, all of us will be watching with interest what direction this Committee takes."
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