The Conciliation Committee between the European Parliament and the Council reached a compromise on the directive on summer time ozone levels. The compromise foresees that Member States will have to ensure that WHO standards for ozone levels are not exceeded more than 25 days each year from 2010 onwards.
Main elements of the compromise:
- Member States will have to take the necessary steps to ensure that the World Health Organisation (WHO) limit of 120 micrograms of ozone per cubic metre is not exceed for more than 25 days by 2010;
- Member States will commit to a non-binding long-term objective of not exceeding this WHO value at all anymore by 2020.