It is a fact. The circular economy has been a pillar of the outgoing EU Commission and Parliament. “The political power of this idea is obvious,” explains Frans Timmermans – Vice-President of the EU Commission, in the Schuman building’s packed room in Brussels in front of an audience of politicians and businessmen gathered for the EU Stakeholder Platform Conference, the annual event organised by the Commission and the European Economic and Social Committee. “We truly achieved important results. The sense of urgency of such transformation is tangible in Europe. We witness it in young people in the streets looking for solutions to the climate crisis. And the circular economy is one such solution […] that can create many jobs and billions of euros in added value. It is als...