EU Commission pledges to ‘think small first’ with environmental legislation


The European Commission has admitted that it needs to do more to bring small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) ‘to the centre’ of its plans for a transition to a circular economy, writes Edie.net.

Speaking to edie.net at European Green Week in Brussels (4 June), the Commission’s directorate-general for enterprise and Industry, Lisbeth Bahl-Poulsen, said better collaboration with national and regional governments from the EU’s member states is also needed to focus environmental efforts on SMEs.

“The European institutions want to make life easier for SMEs,” said Bahl-Poulsen. “When it comes to the transition to a green economy, there needs to be an added focus on that.”

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