Nitrate dispute: EU Commission accepts BMEL proposal

In the dispute between Germany and the EU Commission over the implementation of the Nitrates Directive, which has been going on for years, the parties have come closer to an agreement. The Brussels authority has apparently agreed to a proposal by the Ministry of Agriculture (BMEL) to significantly expand the so-called red areas, according to the BMEL. These are agricultural areas where nitrate pollution in the groundwater is particularly high and where 20 percent less fertilizer may therefore be applied.

Continue reading now

Get 30 days of free access to the Decision Brief to read these and more quality news every day.

Are you already a guest at the Europe.Table? Log in now

Related

    Latvia and Estonia leave 16+1 format
    EU Commission criticizes EV passage in US climate package
    ESA chief: current energy crisis small compared to climate change
    IEA and OPEC present different oil demand forecasts