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Tackling climate change will remain an "integral part" of the European commission's political priorities next year, according to its long-range policy strategy for 2008.
The commission predicts a "crucial year" for proposals tabled in the major climate and energy package adopted last month (EED 10/01/07 http://www.endseuropedaily.com/22371).
Other planned legislation includes measures to limit nitrogen oxides from aviation and to limit shipping emissions. Introducing the Reach chemicals policy will provide "a key test to enhance the competitiveness of European industry while improving health and the environment."
See European commission press release http://europa.eu/rapid/pressReleasesAction.do?reference=IP/07/215 and 2008 policy strategy http://ec.europa.eu/atwork/synthesis/doc/aps_2008_en.pdf.
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