Commissioner Vella on official visit to Sweden to discuss circular economy and UN development goals

On 26 – 27 October, Commissioner for Environment, Maritime affairs and Fisheries, Karmenu Vella, will be in Sweden for an official visit. The Commissioner will speak before the Swedish Parliament at the Committee on Environment and Agriculture and the Committee on EU Affairs. He will also meet with Minister of the Environment, Karolina Skog and Minister for Rural Affairs, Karl-Erik Bucht. A roundtable discussion is planned with participants from the business, public and non-governmental sectors on the Commission’s Circular Economy package and the upcoming EU Plastics Strategy. The Commissioner is also invited to speak at a public seminar on the UN Sustainable Development Goals, together with Professor Johan Rockström of the Stockholm Resilience Centre and founder of the Planetary Boundaries concept. Finally, a visit is planned to the world’s first Marine Stewardship Council certified fisheries in Lake Mälaren, a project supported by the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund.