On 20 September 2012, a draft decision by the European Commission was published which extends the exemption, due to expire on 1 January 2013, from a prohibition on lead in vehicle parts and components under Directive 2000/53/EC on end-of-life vehicles. The exemption, contained in Annex II of Directive 2000/53/EC, deals with the use of lead in solders in electrical glazing applications on glass, except for soldering in laminated glazing. According to the draft Commission Decision, the exemption will remain in place until 1 January 2016.  

The full text of the draft Commission Decision can be accessed via the following link: http://register.consilium.europa.eu/pdf/en/12/st13/st13992.en12.pdf