Rozalina Petrova

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Socio-Economic Analyst, DG Environment, European Commission

Rozalina Petrova joined the Directorate General for Environment of the European Commission in 2010 to work on the resource efficiency and circular economy agenda.

She has been also responsible for sustainable development, integration of environmental policy in the Europe 2020 Strategy and the European Semester, and green jobs. Since 2015 she works on the legislative proposals on waste policy and targets presented by the European Commission in December 2015.

Previously she dealt with labour and social policy at the Permanent Representation of Bulgaria to the EU and at the Bulgarian Ministry of Labour and Social Policy. She holds a Master of Arts in Political Science from the Sofia University.




A circular economy keeps the value of resources in the economy for as long as possible. Achieving progress in this area will contribute to the competitiveness of the European Union, the creation of sustainable jobs and our climate and environmental objectives. Rozalina Petrova (Directorate General for the Environment, European Commission) will present the new Circular Economy Package adopted by the European Commission in December 2015.

This package includes an Action Plan which covers the whole life cycle of products and materials with concrete measures for the coming three-four years. The legislative proposals on waste offer ambitious yet realistic mid- and long-term targets for the recycling of municipal and packaging waste and a long-term target to significantly reduce the landfilling of municipal waste. Concrete measures are foreseen to ensure effective implementation and address obstacles on the ground, such as promoting the use of economic instruments, minimum requirements for extended producer responsibility schemes, provisions on waste prevention, as well as harmonizing definitions and simplifying reporting requirements.











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