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Summaryupdated 01-Jan-11
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17-Mar-14
SPECIAL REPORT: Status of transposition of the Recast WEEE Directive 2012/19/EU  
Six member states have completed or nearly completed publishing legislation transposing the Recast WEEE Directive: Bulgaria, Denmark, Luxemburg, the Netherlands, the UK and most recently Italy. Another 19 EEA member states have released at least partial draft legislation to transpose it.
30-Jan-14
SPECIAL REPORT: Status of transposition of the Recast WEEE Directive  
Bulgaria and UK have transposed Recast WEEE Directive, while 23 EEA member states have released draft legislation transposing the WEEE Recast Directive. The majority is unlikely to meet the 14-Feb-14 transposition deadline.
11-Dec-13
Status of transposition of the Recast WEEE Directive in EEA countries
10 countries so far have released drafts transposing the WEEE Recast Directive. The majority of EEA member states is unlikely to meet the 14-Feb-14 transposition deadline. The most profound changes to the WEEE regime are expected in the UK and the Netherlands. The summary below highlights the transposition status in each EEA country, with links to news items providing further details. The future release and adoption dates mentioned reflect our expectations.
11-Dec-13
EUR 40 million funding for new EU research
The European Commission has approved EUR 40 million funding for 14 new research projects involving 140 companies to shape a more resource-efficient economy in Europe. Five of the projects, with funding of EUR 15 million, relate directly EEE or batteries:
11-Dec-13
Challenge to Commission’s proposed end-of-life criteria for paper
The European Parliament has vetoed a European Commission proposal setting out criteria for when waste paper ceases to be paper.
04-Sep-13
Draft FAQ on the Recast WEEE Directive
The Commission last month released a new DRAFT FAQ on the Recast WEEE Directive 2012/19/EU with the intention to help competent public authorities and economic operators interpret the provisions of the new WEEE Directive to ensure compliance with the Directive’s requirements.
09-May-13
Study on EU Product Label Options
A research on EU product label Options, published 26 October 2012, investigated ‘the possibility of creating a product label with information about the environmental lifecycle performance of the product [that] may be added to the current Energy Label’.
17-Apr-13
Commission proposes mandatory non-financial reporting
On 16 April the European Commission adopted a proposal for a Directive that will amend the Accounting Directives by requiring companies with more than 500 employees and either a balance sheet total of over EUR 20 million or a net turnover of over EUR 40 million, to include in their annual reports a non-financial statement containing information relating to environmental, social and employee matters, respect for human rights, anti-corruption and bribery matters.
25-Jul-12
WEEE Recast published as Directive 2012/19/EU
The WEEE Recast was published in the Official Journal as Directive 2012/19/EU on 24 July, after having been signed by the Presidents of the European Parliament and the Council on 4 July.
21-Jun-12
WEEE Directive to enter into force in August
On 7 June Council approved the Recast WEEE Directive without any changes to the version it received for approval. The Presidents of the European Parliament and the Council are to sign the Directive on 7 July and publication in the Official Journal is expected 3 weeks after that date, which means that Recast would enter into force around 17 August.

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