• Green Deregulation

    A former high-ranking Brussels official says the Commission’s ‘Better Regulation’ campaign is aimed at undermining EU environmental rules.


    The campaign to ‘simplify’ some EU legislation was introduced by the enterprise commissioner Günter Verheugen, but was criticised by environmental groups who feared it was an attempt to reduce rules designed to protect the environment. Now Ludwig Krämer, a former head of the environment directorate’s waste unit, has confirmed this suspicion. He told a conference in Brussels last month: ‘In my opinion the purpose of “better regulation” is to deregulate EU environmental policy.’

    This news story is taken from the October 2007 edition of T&E Bulletin.