circular economy; work programme 2015

In launching the new European Commission work programme in Strasbourg on 16th December, First Vice President Franz Timmermans confirmed that the Commission is to ditch the Circular Economy package as part of the 80 proposals to be dropped.  Instead, he told MEPs in Strasbourg, the European Commission will replace it with a “more ambitious” legislation in 2015, and change pending air-pollution rules. Timmermans was presenting the European Commission’s 2015 work programme at the European Parliament in Strasbourg. Among the bills facing the axe was the Circular Economy package.