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Revision 86/609 passes the European Council

Darmstadt - Aug 18, 2010

After the 1st reading by the European Parliament in 2009, the revision of the EU Directive 86/609 achieved another milestone: On June 3rd 2010 the European Council voted for adoption (–> see press release: www.consilium.europa.eu/uedocs/cms_data/docs/pressdata/en/agricult/114849.pdf)

The draft directive will now be sent back to the European Parliament for the 2nd reading which probably takes place in September 2010. This step could already mean the formal adoption into EU law.

Once the directive is adopted, the member states must transfer the regulations into national legislation.