Plenary vote on Circular Economy Package
Today, European Parliament’s Plenary adopted four reports on waste proposals. The adopted reports are now referred to the ENVI Committee in order to start the inter-institutional negotiations with the Council and the Commission. As the Council is close to reaching a common understanding on the proposals, the inter-institutional negotiations are expected to start soon.
Commenting on the vote, Socialists and Democrats (S&D) MEP Simona Bonafè said: “Today, Parliament by a very large majority has showed that it believes in the transition towards a circular economy.
The Circular Economy Package will only be finalised once both the European Parliament and the Council of Ministers agree on an identical text. Malta, which holds the rotating EU Presidency, has said it will try to reach a deal with MEPs before 1 July, when its six-month Presidential term ends.