Ministers fail to agree on Environment Agency, eco-auditing

Agreements on a Regulation on the transfrontier shipment of waste and on the EC's negotiating stance in November's global discussions on ozone-depleting chemicals were the two main successes of the Environment Council on 20 October. But a bid to settle the prolonged dispute about a home for the European Environment Agency ended in failure, while German objections are proving central to delaying agreement on a draft Regulation on eco-auditing.

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