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Commission opinion [...] concerning the adoption of a Proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on environmental quality standards in the field of water policy [...], COM(2008) 487 final

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Abstract

At its Plenary Session of 17 June 2008, the European Parliament adopted a compromise package consisting of 18 amendments (numbered from 41 to 58) which had been agreed with the Council in view of reaching a second reading agreement.
These amendments concern mainly the following:
- Addition of reporting obligations regarding measures taken with a view to reducing the extent of mixing zones.
- The inclusion of sediment and biota in the inventories of emissions, discharges and losses.
- The development of technical guidelines through comitology for mixing zones and inventories.
- An article on reporting and review.
- An article on the future review of Annex X of the WFD.
- Amendments to a number of recitals.
The Commission accepts all these amendments as they are in line with the overall purpose and the general characteristics of the Proposal.

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Record Number: 9204 / Last updated on: 2008-07-22
Category: COM DOCUMENT