Busy agenda for EU environment council

First meeting under Dutch presidency will tackle mining waste, f-gases, innovation, Natura 2000, climate

EU environment ministers meet in Luxembourg on Thursday for their first council meeting since the summer break. Dutch minister Pieter van Geel has prepared a busy agenda, beginning with attempts to reach political agreement on draft legislation on mining waste and fluorinated greenhouse gases (f-gases).

Council sources expect a quick agreement on the draft EU mining waste directive, though several points remain to be thrashed out (see separate article, this issue).

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