Representatives from ENEP met with William Neale, Member of Cabinet to Karmenu Veila, the European Commissioner for Environment and Maritime Affairs on Monday 6th February, to discuss the future environmental policy agenda in 2017.The visit conincided with the launch of a major initiative of the European Commission the Environmental Implementation Review (EIR) that seeks to target the causes of poor implementation, facilitate capacity building,

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker took the decision last Tuesday to postpone measures to boost the mobility of service providers across the EU.  Instead the package will be debated on January 11th in Brussels.  Jyrki Katainen, Commission Vice-President for Jobs, Growth and Investment, and his colleague Elżbieta Bieńkowska, in charge of the Internal Market, were expected to announce a series of initiatives last Tuesday to improve the functioning of the decade-old Services Directive.  In a debate that is of great interest to Environment and Energy professionals acro