The Competitiveness Council adopted on 14 November a report on the integration of environmental protection and sustainable development into the internal market aspects of competitiveness policy. The report shows that Member States have an important deficit in implementing environmental internal market directives.
The progress report adopted by the Competitiveness Council on 14 November wants to review the integration strategy in view of the recent Johannesburg Summit on Sustainable Development and the adoption by the EU of its 6th Environmental Action Programme. The report draws the attention to the following elements:
- Member States’