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EU agrees ‘ecocide’ rules

Ship recycling
The changes to the directive mean that breaches of environmental obligations such as illegal ship recycling will have to be treated as criminal offences in all EU member states (Photo: Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

Campaigners have welcomed the update to the EU’s Environmental Crime Directive, which could have global implications for offences such as illegal trade, handling of chemicals or ship recycling

Companies operating in the EU will be more likely to be prosecuted under criminal law for environmental crimes after the European Council and parliament came to an agreement to strengthen its Environmental Crime Directive.

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