Minister calls for EU green law relaxation

Europe should make environmental legislation more flexible to halt the offshoring of its industry, the Portuguese economy minister said on Monday

Europe should make environmental legislation more flexible to halt the offshoring of its industry and the import of goods from countries with weaker environmental rules, Portuguese economy minister Álvaro Santos Pereira said on Monday.

Speaking after a meeting of competitiveness ministers in Brussels, which led to the adoption of conclusions on a stronger European industry, Mr Santos Pereira said the EU needed to “relax some of its regulations”.

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