EU governments have reached a compromise agreement with MEPs on proposals to revise the bloc's air quality legislation. The deal was brokered by a group of parliamentarians and the Portuguese EU presidency on Wednesday. It will establish the first ever EU-level limits on ambient concentrations of ultra-fine particles less than 2.5 microns wide (PM2.5).
In the compromise deal rapporteur MEP Holger Krahmer was forced to drop a host of parliamentary amendments aimed at watering down the legislation. The result is a text very close to that agreed by ministers just over a year ago (EED 24/10/06).
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