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Commission’s better regulation panel mooted for watchdog role

EXCLUSIVE: The European Commission’s reformed Impact Assessment Board could one day evolve into an independent watchdog, scrutinising legislation on behalf of the executive, the EU Parliament and Council, EurActiv has learnt. Currently the Parliament … Continue reading

January 11, 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

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

Gender equality and environment laws on business lobby hit list

EXCLUSIVE: EU legislation to ensure gender equality on company boards, to extend maternity leave, and to reduce air pollution and landfill should be killed off, a leading business lobby organisation … Continue reading

November 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

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