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Council to adopt Ecodesign Directive during Swedish Presidency

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The Council will adopt the Proposal for a Directive establishing a framework for the setting of ecodesign requirements for energy related products in July or September 2009.

Earlier this year, a number of informal contacts took place between the Council, the European Parliament and the Commission with a view to reaching an agreement on this dossier at first reading, thereby avoiding the need for a second reading and conciliation.

Compromise amendment 24, which reflects the compromise reached between the three institutions, was carried in Parliament. The compromise aims to improve the assessment methods of products prior to the adoption of implementing measures and to increase resource efficiency.