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EU Commission asks CYPRUS to enact EU rules on waste electrical and electronic equipment
Time: 2014-11-28 11:24:14     Author: Administrator

On November 2014, the European Commission is urging Cyprus to send details about how EU legislation on waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) is being enacted in their domestic law, an obligation due to be fulfilled by 14 February 2014. The new WEEE Directive replaces and updates older rules on waste electrical and electronic equipment and seeks to prevent or reduce adverse impacts of the generation and management of WEEE on human health and the environment. It also seeks to improve efficiency and overall impacts of resource use, thereby contributing to sustainable development. After missing the original deadline, Cyprus was sent a letter of formal notice on 31 March 2014. The Commission is now sending a reasoned opinion, and if Cyprus fails to act within two months, the case may be referred to the EU Court of Justice.


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