Brussels, 5 March 2019 -
The European Drinking Water Industrial Alliance (EDW) supports the Council General Approach setting harmonised hygienic requirements for materials and products in contact with drinking water.
“The adoption of the Council General Approach is an important step to ensure that the same rules apply to materials and products in contact with drinking water all over Europe. This is a win-win solution: every EU consumer will enjoy the same high level of human health protection and EU companies will improve their competitiveness by reaping all the advantages of the single market”, said Volker Meyer, Chairman of the EDW.
The EDW calls on the Council and the European Parliament to reach an ambitious compromise in view of the trilogue negotiations that will occur under the next term (2019-2024).
“The European Parliament and the Council both agree on the need for harmonisation. We call on the European co-legislators to maintain a high level of ambition in the final text”, concluded Volker Meyer, Chairman of the EDW.
European Drinking Water (Luca Ibelli, +32-2-676.74.73, firstname.lastname@example.org)