We need growth, but it has to be green

Economic recovery must be about building a basis for sustainable growth. If Europe wants to retain an industrial base, it must start specialising in activities where it will have a global advantage in resource competition

Janez Potocnik, European commissioner for the environmentI hear far too often these days that in these times of economic crisis, we cannot afford to have a high level of environmental protection. Worse still, I am hearing that many of our economic problems are caused by environmental laws and that if only

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