EU Nature Legislation undergoes ‘Fitness check’
As part of its Smart Regulation policy the Commission has initiated a Regulatory Fitness and Performance Programme (REFIT). In this context, the European Commission is also undertaking a Fitness Check of the Birds and Habitats Directives and considers this an important priority.
Newly-formed Bioeconomy Alliance calls for EU action
Creating a world-leading bioeconomy in the European Union requires bold political moves. On 4 February, the European Bioeconomy Alliance (EBA) calls for more predictable policies leading to a long-term strategy for a competitive, dynamic and sustainable bioeconomy in Europe.