Commissioner Karmenu Vella at the NAT section meeting

Commissioner Karmenu Vella presented at the meeting of the NAT Section on 6 February his green-blue portfolio which contains responsibilities in the fields of the environment, maritime affairs and fisheries. The circular economy, the link to green jobs and the measures to protect nature are essential elements on the green side of his portfolio. On the blue side important issues are blue growth, including measures on aquaculture, and the progress on Ocean Governance. Commissioner Vella acknowledged the EESC's central role in setting up the circular economy stakeholder platform and thereby making this initiative more tangible for businesses, citizens and civil society.