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Divergence by harmonisation. Basics of the EU directive on batteries: The legal scope and its impacts

Ofira Varga

Hans-Jochen Lueckefett

This paper outlines the objectives and most important provisions of the European Union’s Battery Directive 2006/66/EC. It will give you a short description of the political background and an overview of the national implementation status in the 27 EU member states. The main part of the article will focus on the scope of the Directive and try to answer as precisely as possible the most important questions of industry.

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