On December 3, 2018, the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development (AGRI) voted in favor of the draft opinion on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on minimum requirements for water reuse, on which I am a shadow rapporteurs.

The report was significantly improved following the technical and shadow meetings, through 11 compromise amendments that included more than half of the amendments tabled by me. The improvements clarify the safety measures and permits issuing procedures. Another topic discussed during the meetings, which was included in the compromise, was the role and responsibilities of water distributors.

The report was adopted with 28 votes in favor, 3 against, and two abstentions. It is due to be voted in Parliament’s plenary next year.