The council of ministers has officially ratified agreements with the European parliament on two new pieces of EU environmental legislation. Revised rules on groundwater pollution (EED 18/10/06) and a ban on marketing and use of persistent pollutant PFOS (EED 25/10/06) were approved without discussion by EU transport ministers on Monday. The council also backed an agreement with MEPs on a new directive on services in the internal market (EED 15/11/06). See transport council press release.
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