The President of FERMA Jo Willaert will on 11 April take part in a public hearing on the European Environmental Liability Directive (ELD) organised by the European Parliament.

This event follows the publication by the European Commission of a three-year programme to improve implementation of the ELD. The Multi-Annual Rolling Work Programme 2017-2020 is based on the evaluation of the ELD concluded in April 2016 in which FERMA participated.

FERMA shared the Commission’s published in the 2016 review that no revision of the ELD was necessary “We welcome this process, part of the EU Better Regulation approach, because it capitalises on the existing ELD text without introducing costly new requirements on industrial operators, including our members,” said to Jo.

He added: “FERMA will continue to argue that mandatory financial security would not serve the true purpose of the ELD, which is first and foremost to prevent environmental damage.”

The EP hearing on the ELD will start at 15.30 and will livestreamed at:

Link to Livestream