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EU information access law rubber-stamped

EU foreign ministers last week formally approved a draft accord reached in June by environment ministers on revising EU law governing public access to environmental information (EED 11/06/01). The common position now provides the starting point for the law's second reading. The directive is the first of three - the others are on access to justice and public participation in decision-making - that should eventually enable the EU to ratify the 1998 Århus environmental openness convention (EED 22/01/02). See access to information common position and reasoning.

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