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Parliament divisions stop joint resolution to save environmental laws

The European Parliament’s failure to pass a joint resolution against the Commission’s ditching of green legislation does not mean it backs the decision, MEPs and campaigners have said. Cracks between different … Continue reading

February 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Circular Economy package to be ditched and re-tabled

The European Commission will ditch the Circular Economy package, replace it with “more ambitious” legislation in 2015, and change pending air-pollution rules, First Vice-President Frans Timmermans told MEPs on Tuesday (16 December). … Continue reading

January 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

Council of Ministers signals support for threatened Circular Economy package

EU environment ministers have signalled their support for waste rules, part of the Circular Economy package axed today from the European Commission’s 2015 work programme, and will discuss the pending legislation … Continue reading

January 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

Commission plans to ditch circular economy and air pollution rules

The European Commission plans to scrap its flagship Circular Economy package and anti-air pollution rules next week. The executive will ditch the rules from its 2015 work programme, sources told EurActiv. … Continue reading

December 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

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