Council rejects ELV amendment on technicality

The Council of Ministers has rejected a European Commission proposal to adopt new exemptions for the use of hazardous substances in vehicles, saying the EU executive has exceeded its law enforcement powers related to the end-of-life directive.

At the heart of the issue is a correlation table between the directive's new provisions and national implementing laws that member states would have to communicate to the European Commission to show they are complying with the legislation.

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