NOW! teaser: Commission to scrap waste proposal despite massive opposition

Presenter Andreas Liljeheden in front of the European Commission building in Brussels for the NOW! video: Commission to scrap waste proposal despite massive opposition

The decision has not yet been taken officially, but the European Commission still intends to withdraw proposed rules on better waste management and recycling despite opposition from the Parliament and several ministers in EU member states.

At the European Environmental Bureau they say that this proves that the new Commission completely lacks ambition when it comes to environmental protection.

Both Vice-President of the Commission Frans Timmermans and the Environmental Commissioner Karmenu Vella promised to come back with a more ambitious proposal though.

  • Interviewees
    • Pieter de Pous, Policy Director, European Environmental Bureau
    • Frans Timmermans, first vice-president, European Commission
    • Edgars Rinkevics, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Latvia
  • Author
    • Andreas Liljeheden, Euranet Plus News Agency
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