In this section, I consider the grant of discretion to the commissions by the EBRA, which allows them to set riding boundaries without having to gain approval from Parliament.
The EBRA empowers the commissions to balance a specific set of factors that direct to what ends their authority should be exercised.
Moreover, noncontiguous ridings fit squarely within the spirit of the EBRA
, which calls for the representation of communities of interest.
5 million readers, EBRA
also has stakes in weekly and free papers, local TV and multimedia.
This represented an average of nearly two per month and was the largest number of changes in any 24-month period since the adoption of the EBRA
Note that the EBRA
does not explicitly state impartiality is its goal, though the point is certainly implicit.
The excellent achievement for primary batteries is attributable to the environmental credentials of various Member States, such as Belgium and the Netherlands and, to a lesser extent, Germany and France, which have agreed to require the collection and recycling of primary batteries without waiting for appearance of the EU Directive planned in this area, according to EBRA.
Alain Vassart, head of EBRA, believes European processing units have enough capacity to deal with spent batteries in the whole of Europe.
This increase is due notably to the arrival of five new members in the EBRA
fold, accounting for the recycling of more than 8,000 tonnes of batteries and accumulators in 2004.
As such, groups that are not geographically concentrated are denied the equal benefit of paragraph 15(2)(a) of the EBRA
notes that the document adopted by the Council refers to Best Available Technologies in connection with recycling.
Among individual Member States, France heads the list: over 9,100 tonnes of spent batteries collected and recycled by EBRA
members in 2003.