‘Fitness Check’ of EU nature legislation: private forest owners call for balanced approach
In a joint letter submitted to the Commissioner for Environment, Mr Karmenu Vella, CEPF, Copa-Cogeca, ELO and USSE conveyed a number of concerns relating to the ‘fitness check’ of the EU Nature legislation (Birds and Habitats Directives).
EU Nature Legislation undergoes ‘Fitness check’
As part of its Smart Regulation policy the Commission has initiated a Regulatory Fitness and Performance Programme (REFIT). In this context, the European Commission is also undertaking a Fitness Check of the Birds and Habitats Directives and considers this an important priority.