Next wave of green comitology alignments proposed

EU laws on f-gases, waste landfill and incineration among proposed revisions to reflect new comitology rules

The European commission has tabled a second raft of proposals designed to update existing European laws with new EU "comitology" rules. The proposed revisions cover more than a dozen pieces of environmental legislation, including EU laws on f-gases, waste landfill and incineration, and urban waste water treatment.

The EU's comitology rules were updated in June last year to give MEPs the right to block certain technical implementation decisions adopted by the commission and member state expert committees (EED 04/07/06). This "scrutiny procedure" was introduced after MEPs claimed they should have more of a say over some decisions that have a political component.

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