I am happy to inform you that after 5 years of hard work, the Commission adopted its proposal for a new Directive on Port Reception Facilities for the delivery of waste from ships yesterday (16/1) as part of its Circular Economy Package and Plastics Strategy.

More information on the strategy can be found here: 

Please find below the text of the proposal and annexes, as well as the Impact Assessment, which will be published together within the next few days.

We are now starting the negotiations on the proposal in the Council and European Parliament, and no doubt I will meet some of you sooner or later in a different setting and context.

With kind regards,

Anna Bobo Remijn