Timmermans: EURACTIV’s been very active!

European Commission First Vice-President Frans Timmermans today launched the new Circular Economy package of waste and recycling laws – and also revealed himself to be a keen reader of EURACTIV.

The new legislation is under heightened scrutiny because Commission First Vice-President Frans Timmermans had promised the new package would be “more ambitious” than its predecessor. But the new package has lower targets for recycling municipal and packaging waste.

Juncker’s right-hand man said, “I’ve seen EURACTIV being very active on this in the last week – the usual Commission quickstep with the leak. We’ve all been there. “This package is much more ambitious than the previous because it is the full circle […] I prefer realistic, ambitious steps forward to just pie in the sky.”

Timmermans was referring to EURACTIV’s coverage of the Circular Economy and “better regulation”, which you find on the links below.

>>Read: New Circular Economy Package ‘less ambitious’ than axed predecessor

>>Full coverage on: Circular Economy

>>Full coverage on: Better Regulation

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