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Fourth F-gas meeting gets go-ahead

7507306_lBRUSSELS: The Lithuanian presidency has given a mandate for a fourth trialogue meeting in a last-ditch effort to save the F-gas regulation revisions.

The news suggests that concessions or new negotiating positions could be on the table from either the council, which represents member states, and/or the MEPs.

The last meeting broke down at the end of November amidst rumours of a walk-out by green MP and rapporteur Bas Eickhout. The main sticking points appear to be the severity of the phase-down schedule and product bans.

No date has been set for the meeting but it is likely to take place within the next few days.

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