European mining waste controls finalised

Smiles all round as council and parliament reach provisional agreement on post-Baia Mare directive

New EU mining waste controls have been provisionally finalised in conciliation talks between the European parliament and council of ministers. The deal, which requires formal approval by both sides, clears the way for the law to enter into force.

Parliament's rapporteur on the dossier Jonas Sjöstedt expressed pleasure at the result in a statement. Johannes Drielsma of European mining industry association Euromines told ENDS Europe DAILY the sector was "very pleased" that the two sides had "adopted a directive that is appropriate to our needs".

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