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Ministers approve EU batteries directive

Farm ministers this week rubber stamped a common position on EU legislation requiring that 45% of all batteries are recycled within eight years of its entry into force. Environment ministers reached a political agreement on the directive last December (EED 20/12/04). Now the council has formally approved the deal, the European parliament can start its second reading. Agreement on a final legislative text is not expected this year because the current UK presidency of the council of ministers has decided not to prioritise the measure. See council conclusions.

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