GEO 5/2015 resumed its normal course in the Romanian Parliament after a period of deadlock. Commission for Environment and Ecological Balance convened a first meeting on 14.06.2016. The meeting was chaired by Mrs. Lucia Varga and enjoyed the presence of actors in the field of WEEE, except for local authorities.
ECOTIC expressed its point of view on improving the current situation, aspects such as:
- Involvement of all actors in achieving national goals;
- Active involvement of local authorities by providing a public WEEE collection service (at a collection center);
- Combating parallel WEEE flows;
- Reviewing the authorization process of WEEE treatment operators;
The written view submitted to the Commission is here.
The conclusion of the meeting was that GEO 5/2015 must be analyzed in detail, in working groups organized by the Commission, in order to reach a form that meets the most important needs.
On 05.07.2016, the Commission convened the first working group. In this debate, on behalf of the Ministry of Environment, Waters and Forests, the new Secretary of State - Raul Pop was present.
Discussions focused on key issues and all arguments were heard.
Finally, the Ministry of Environment, Waters and Forests has committed to continue the working groups during the summer so that, at the next meeting of the Committee on Environment and Ecological Balance in the Chamber of Deputies on August 30, there will be a form to thank as many people as possible.
At both meetings, ECOTIC was represented by Valentin Negoita - President - and Dragos Calugaru - General Manager.