Council of the EU adopts conclusions on FLEGT Action Plan

On 28 June 2016, the Council of the European Union adopted conclusions on the independent evaluation of the EU Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Action Plan and the review of the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR).

The conclusions highlight the positive contribution that these instruments have made in reducing EU imports of illegal timber and increasing the awareness of the general public and market operators about the issue of illegal logging.

The conclusions also call upon member states and the Commission to do even more to tackle this phenomenon, with a view to achieving sustainable forest management globally.

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Source: Council of the European Union