Under the title ‘Delivering a Europe that protects, empowers and defends’ the European Commission has published its work programme 2017 on 25 October 2016.
With regard to Circular Economy the Commission will focus on the implementation of the Action Plan by setting up the following new initiatives:
- Strategy on plastic use,
- Proposal for a Regulation on minimum quality requirements for reused water,
- REFIT revision of the Drinking Water Directive,
- Initiative to address legal, technical or practical bottlenecks at the interface of chemical, product and waste legislation, and
- Monitoring framework for the circular economy.
Please find the Commissions work programme and its annexes here.
(EC Communication, Annex I: New Initiatives, Annex II: REFIT Inititatives, Annex III: Priority pending proposals, Annex IV: Withdrawals, Annex V: Repeals).