States give little ground in energy labelling talks

EU governments will offer MEPs only minor concessions in the next round of negotiations to revise the bloc's rules on energy labelling, according to the latest draft compromise text tabled by the Swedish EU presidency on Monday.

Last week, European Parliament negotiators rejected a compromise from the Swedish presidency that could have seen up to four extra classes added to the current A-G scale for the most efficient household products. It is understood that some EU governments were also unhappy with the Swedish proposal.

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