During the last Environment council meeting March the 5th, 4 Member states (AU, DK, FR, and GR) clearly asked for no revision to the directive and 5 Member states (DE, ES, FI, IT, CY) made supportive statements to the fitness check conclusions & expressed the need for better implementation. This is good news for rivers, and these 9 supportive Member states represent 64,75% of the EU population.
Thank you to these ministers for their commitment. For France, we would particularly like to congratulate the French Minister for the Environment Elisabeth Borne for having positioned herself to maintain the Water Framework Directive in its current form.
More info : the recording of the discussions are still available on the Council’s website.