EU to stick with soil legislation

The European Commission has not given up on its plan to adopt EU legislation on soil quality, officials insisted after the parliament’s centre-right EPP group indicated the plan had been abandoned.

Confusion over the long-tabled EU Soil Framework Directive’s fate arose on 2 October when the commission announced it was considering withdrawing the existing legislative proposal as part of latest EU efforts to simplify European legislation and cut red tape.1

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