May 4, 2008
The 60th celebration of the treaty of Lisbon should be an opportunity to make an evaluation regarding the EU policies & adherence to these policies, as well as regarding streamlining legislation.
Especially in the framework of environmental regulation, it becomes more & more obvious that while there is one EU policy, which is voted by Member States, those same Member State apply different policies at national level.
Similarly, with the huge amount of, for instance, environmental legislation, it should not be a surprise that policies are not consistent throughout legislative initiatives, leaving huge uncertainty & unclarity as to which process to follow.
All this does not create a secure economic climate for industry.
Europe is seen by the other regions as being a leader in environmental policy. This however should not come at the detriment of economic stability. There is an expectance that policies are adhered to – consistently & objectively – by those who set them in the first place, in order to create a sound economic environment where industry has a reliable framework to operate under.Author : EMI