The UK will bring its presidency of the EU's environment council to a close at a ministerial session on Friday. An unusually light agenda includes discussions on a wide range of topics but only one item for legislative agreement.
* Ministers will reach a partial political agreement on the Life+ environmental funding programme for 2007-13, based on a text circulated last week (see link below). The deal will set out rules for drawing funds from the programme. It will not set a budget, which will instead be decided by heads of government as part of wider budget negotiations.
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