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Experts say specifics in today's package could undermine the EU's 2030 emissions reduction commitment by at least 5%.
Though ministers at today's general affairs council endorsed the work programme as a whole, a majority strongly criticised the decision to withdraw the 'circular economy' proposal.
Campaigners have filed a freedom of information request for documents related to the decision to withdraw the circular economy proposal.
Published on 21.01.2015 / 17:48 CET
The European Parliament's environment committee will be told tomorrow that the Commission will go ahead with its plan to withdraw the circular economy package and put forward a new version this year.
Published on 16.01.2015 / 16:37 CET
Proposal will continue making its way through the normal legislative process, but the 'circular economy' package on waste will be withdrawn.
Published on 15.01.2015 / 17:35 CET
Despite majority opinion, bickering between MEPs has left the Parliament with no official response to the Commission's 2015 work programme.
Published on 13.01.2015 / 11:08 CET
Political groups disagree over whether to condemn Commission decision to withdraw proposals on air and waste.
Published on 06.01.2015 / 11:17 CET
Members of the European Parliament will voice their discontent over the Commission's plans to withdraw proposals on air quality and waste.
Published on 24.12.2014 / 16:59 CET
Economy minister says that the German power plants can contribute to a further Energiewende in third countries.
Published on 17.12.2014 / 09:00 CET
Ministers will approve legislation on medium-size power plants, and are expected to express concern over the Commission's decision to scrap accompanying legislation on air pollution limits.
Published on 14.12.2014 / 20:45 CET
Narrow agreement keeps the road to Paris open, but delegates are leaving Peru frustrated at the number of compromises made.
Published on 11.12.2014 / 15:17 CET
Finnish dairy farmers to receive nearly €11 million in EU support following the Russian ban on agricultural products.
Published on 06.12.2014 / 12:00 CET
Negotiatiors must agree on what form next year's make-or-break global deal in Paris will take.