Single body needed to oversee flood planning – Harkin

Marian Harkin

North West MEP Marian Harkin says blaming EU policies for flood damage is not constructive.

Critics have said that the EU Habitats Directive prevented some dredging and draining of rivers, and thats's contributed to some of the devastation seen in recent weeks.

Ms Harkin says the European Commission does not want its legislation to get in the way of flood prevention measures, and what's really needed is a single authority to oversee flood defences and planning.......