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Tuesday, 19 February 2008 - Strasbourg OJ edition

(A6-0012/2008, Jan Andersson) Exposure of workers to the risks arising from physical agents (electromagnetic fields) (vote)

  Jan Andersson, rapporteur. − (SV) Thank you, Mr President. With reference to the letter which the European trade union organisation sent to all its members last week, I should like to say that I can understand the views of the trade union movement regarding the question whether any consultation took place between the social partners and the Commission. However, it is beyond our capabilities to do anything about that.

The content of this Directive will not change in any way. What will happen is that its implementation will be postponed for four years. The reason is that it may not be possible to use some incredibly important medical equipment if implementation takes place in April. Studies are currently in progress to determine how this equipment can be made compatible with the Directive.

We therefore gave our backing to the postponement of the Directive with the full agreement of the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs.

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