France's timetable for water law reform

French environment minister Roselyne Bachelot yesterday gave details of the consultation timetable for a new water law. She aims to present draft legislation to parliament in early 2004. Shortly after it took office last year, the centre-right government abandoned earlier reforms planned by former environment minister Dominique Voynet. In particular, the new government was against a proposed tax on nitrate discharges, unpopular with farmers (EED 08/08/02). Draft legislation transposing a 2000 EU directive on water quality is being examined by the council of ministers in February. See press release.

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