EXISTING European Union countries could share Euro 6.5 billion savings in reduced environmental costs once eastern European countries have become Member States and have adopted EU directives, a Brussels report has claimed. It said that resulting reductions in trans-boundary air pollution would benefit current EU Member States and other neighbouring countries to this great extent. For new members, air and water pollution would be reduced and waste management made safer and more efficient, resulting in "drastic improvements in the candidate ...

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