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A deal has been reached between the European Parliament and the Council that obliges governments in EU members states to drastically reduce the use of lightweight single-use plastic bags.

If you didn't make it to Istanbul, you can catch up with videos of some of the sessions here. Otherwise, you can read back through our liveblog, or check out photos from the event on our Facebook page.

"The Eternit case is the biggest trial for environmental damage in Europe ever. It is untenable that such a charge expires under Italy's statute of limitations, and courts dismiss such claims for damages on the grounds that they are time-barred.

Ultimately, we urgently need a legal debate on the statute of limitations in asbestos-related cases, considering that the diseases caused by exposure have a very long latency period.

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