03 Mar 2015
EUROPEAN COMMISSION DAILY NEWS – 03 MARCHBrussels Daily
European Environment Report: State and Outlook 2015
A new report published today by the European Environment Agency shows that a coordinated EU environment policy has delivered substantial benefits for citizens over the past 5 years. Europeans enjoy cleaner air and water, send less waste to landfill and recycle more; while environmental policies drive jobs and growth. But the report warns that Europe still faces a range of persistent and growing environmental challenges. The Commission is responding with a series of initiatives for 2015, including a new, broader package on the Circular Economy, a review of the EU Biodiversity Strategy, an action plan on Ocean Governance and a modified Air Quality package. Read the press release
Towards a new European Neighbourhood Policy: the EU launches a consultation on the future of its relations
High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini and Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn are launching tomorrow a consultation on the future of the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP). The ENP was last reviewed in 2011: Given the significant developments in the neighbourhood since then, it is now essential to undertake a fundamental review of the principles on which the policy is based as well as its scope and how instruments should be used. The aim is to consult as widely as possible both with partners in the neighbouring countries and with stakeholders across the EU until the end of June. After this public consultation, a Communication setting out proposals for the future direction of the ENP will follow in the autumn. HR/VP Federica Mogherini and Commissioner Hahn will give a press conference on Wednesday 4 March at 11:15 CET in the Commission’s press room.
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