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Call for stronger measures on EU water quality

The European Commission has issued a “blueprint” that envisages stronger measures to deal with water pollution. The document sets out ways to improve the implementation of the EU water framework Directive (2000/60 – WFD), which covers a range of legislation, including controls on the levels of certain pesticides in water sources. Among the proposals are increased monitoring for pesticides in water sources, and a link between farmers’ subsidies and their agrochemical use practices.



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