Eco Contribution introduced in September 2004 should have been a stepping stone towards instigating the extended producer responsibility. Today it has become the business community's worst nightmare. It is a shame that at least two Compliance Schemes are in place and cannot implement the conditions of their permit in relation to at least one Directive, WEEE, because of Eco Contribution.
As a member of the MEUSAC Core Group GRTU President Paul Abela has called on the President, Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, at The Palace in Valletta and had an exchange of views on MEUSAC's role as well as on various issues currently on the EU agenda.
One-stop-shop for agricultural innovation in Europe: The new website of the European Innovation partnership on Agriculture (EIP AGRI) is online. The website is a one-stop-shop for sharing information on projects, research needs, funding opportunities etc. and to finding partners to develop and implement innovative ideas for agriculture. Link: http://ec.europa.eu/eip/agriculture/en
‘EXPLORE European Structural and Investment Funds' will be the fifth of a series of six information sessions, each targeting a different thematic area. This session will be promoting EU funding programmes related to European Structural and Investment Funds.