Council issues common position on EU liability
The council of ministers has released the full final text of an inter-governmental deal to create a financial liability regime for damage caused by firms to the environment and biodiversity. An agreement on almost all points was reached in June and a partial text emerged later that month (EED 30/06/03). The full common position confirms subsequent agreements on the wording in the directive's definitions, annexes and recitals. It now travels to the European parliament for a second reading. See council of ministers' common position on EU liability directive.
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