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Nordic Highlights Q1 | 2024 - Stricter EU Rules on Greenwashing

10 April 2024

We have published our Nordic Highlights Q1/2024 issue.

The topic in this issue is green washing.

Stricter EU Rules on Greenwashing: The Directive on Empowering Consumers for the Green Transition Has Been Officially Approved

Sustainability and environmental protection are in the spotlight, and the EU continues to develop its regulations around these topics. On 30 March 2022, the Commission put forth a proposal to update the EU consumer rules to empower consumers for the green transition as part of the initiatives of the Commission’s 2020 consumer agenda and 2020 circular economy action plan. On 20 February 2024, the last step of the decision-making procedure was concluded, when the Council adopted the Directive on Empowering Consumers for the Green Transition (ECGT). The final directive is now signed and will be published in the EU’s Official Journal. It will enter into force on the twentieth day following its publication. The member states will have 24 months to integrate the new rules into their national laws and 30 months to start applying them.

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Hannes Snellman's Nordic Highlights Newsletter brings together interesting news and current themes.

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