Proposed Directive on Environmental Liability

02.06.2003

Proposed Directive on Environmental Liability

EuropaBio supports legislation that balances the objectives of preventing damage to the environment and promoting the growth of knowledge-based industries. The Commission proposal, taken as a whole, generally achieves such a balance. However, the European Parliament in First Reading has taken an extreme position, going far beyond the Commission proposal and particularly damaging the prospects for a healthy biotechnology industry in Europe.