In a preface to the guide, the chair of the EU Committee's environment group, Frank Koelewijn, retracts a comparison made previously between EU environmental policy-making and Emmenthaler cheese, which comes from Switzerland - "You can work yourself through it from one end to the other without tasting the cheese," he had written. Mr Koelewijn said he would now like to apologise to the Swiss, who "do know what environmental control is all about" and "do know how to make a decent cheese".
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