Campaigners warn against laxer water standards

Governments are seeking to weaken regulations on the quality and environmental standard of Europe's lakes and rivers, the campaign group WWF warned on Wednesday

Governments are seeking to weaken regulations on the quality and environmental standard of Europe's lakes and rivers, the campaign group WWF warned on Wednesday on the eve of a two-day summit in Austria.

The EU executive is currently reviewing the effectiveness of water legislation, notably the overarching Water Framework Directive, which a recent report from the European Environment Agency showed is already being widely flouted.

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