Parliament approves increased water reuse

13 May
To prevent water shortages in the EU, Parliament today approved the Water Reuse Regulation. The new law defines minimum requirements at European level for the first time for reclaimed water (i.e. urban wastewater that has been treated in a reclamation plant) to be used for agricultural purposes in a safe way, protecting people and the environment.

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Main results of the video conference of defence ministers

12 May
Ministers discussed the security and defence implications of the Covid-19 pandemic, focusing in particular on the crucial role played by armed forces in supporting civilian actors and providing cross-border support among member states.

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EU-Western Balkans Zagreb summit

6 May
EU leaders agreed on the Zagreb declaration, which focused on the future relations and cooperation to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. The EU has mobilised over 3.3 billion euro to help the region deal with the crisis.

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