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July 16, 2013
The European Commission (Brussels) has decided to restrict the use of BASF's fipronil, an insecticide, as part of measures to protect the health of bees, the commission announced...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/European-Commission-restricts-use-of-BASF-insecticide_53677.html
July 16, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has published two new guidance documents concerning biocides, the agency announced today. The documents are applicable from 1 September...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/ECHA-publishes-two-new-guidance-documents-concerning-biocides_53664.html
July 15, 2013
Experts at the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) have identified the scientific studies to consider for the authority’s first full risk assessment of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/EFSA-to-consult-on-acrylamide-in-food_53637.html
July 12, 2013
The European Parliament’s committee for environment, public health, and food safety (ENVI) adopted an opinion in a vote on 11 July, approving the European Commission’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/EU-parliament-committee-votes-for-5-5-percent-cap-on-first-generation-biofuels-in-transport-fuel_53608.html
July 11, 2013
The European Union today adopted modified rules on cosmetics, strengthening safety standards and providing better information for consumers, the European Commission says. Cosmetics...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/New-EU-rules-aim-to-put-safer-cosmetics-on-shelves_53523.html
July 11, 2013
The European Commission, member states of the European Union, and European industry are to jointly invest more than €22 billion ($28 billion) in innovation over the next 7...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/EU-and-industry-join-forces-to-invest-$28-billion-in-research-and-innovation_53478.html
July 11, 2013
The European Commission says it is proposing stronger legislation on national inspections of waste shipments to ensure that all member states of the European Union have similar levels...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/EU-proposes-stronger-legislation-to-tackle-illegal-waste-shipments_53522.html
July 9, 2013
The first round of talks between the European Union and United States to form a transatlantic trade and investment partnership (TTIP)  began yesterday in Washington and will...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/EU-US-trade-talks-begin-in-Washington-ACC-confirms-support_53455.html
July 8, 2013
The European Commission says it has launched a consultation on how to use phosphorus—widely used in agriculture and an essential component in fertilizer and animal feed—in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/European-Commission-starts-consultation-on-sustainable-use-of-phosphorus_53421.html
July 5, 2013
The European Commission says it has opened an in-depth investigation to verify whether the non-payment of social security contributions and other liabilities due to the Slovak state...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/EU-investigates-state-aid-received-by-NCHZ-during-bankruptcy-in-2009_53409.html
July 5, 2013
Cefic and the Association of Petrochemicals Producers in Europe (APPE) today announced the appointment of Dorothee Arns as executive director, Cefic petrochemistry & plastics...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/Dorothee-Arns-appointed-executive-director-of-Cefic-petrochemistry-and-plastics-additives-sector_53400.html
July 4, 2013
Members of the European Parliament (MEP) voted today in favor of freezing the auction of a number of carbon dioxide (CO2) emission permits—backloading—after narrowly...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/European-Parliament-votes-in-favor-of-backloading-a-freeze-on-the-auction-of-carbon-emission-permits_53379.html
July 4, 2013
An element of the European Commission's previously reported proposal to reduce the environmental impact of biofuels could ultimately cause higher greenhouse gas emissions, according to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/Oleochemical-industry-urges-EU-against-animal-fats-double-counting-as-renewable-content-in-transport-fuels_53362.html
July 3, 2013
The European Union and Japan completed the second round of negotiations for a free trade agreement (FTA) today, just two months after the first round, the European Commission says. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/EU-Japan-trade-talks-progress-in-second-round_53364.html
July 3, 2013
The European Parliament (Brussels) has added 12 chemicals to the EU list of substances known to pose a pollution risk to surface waters, following a vote on 2 July, the parliament...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/EU-Parliament-adds-12-substances-to-water-pollution-priority-list-3-pharmaceuticals-placed-on-watch-list_53355.html
June 27, 2013
European chemicals output will contract by 1.0% this year before returning to modest growth of 1.5% in 2014, Cefic, the European Chemical Industry Council, said today. The 2013 figure...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/Cefic-forecasts-output-decline-Bock-calls-on-EU-to-address-energy-feedstock-issues_53174.html
June 27, 2013
The European Commission has verified a health claim for alpha-cyclodextrin in an assessment report, Wacker-Chemie says in a press release. The commission report confirms that...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/European-Commission-verifies-health-claim-for-alpha-cyclodextrin_53133.html
June 25, 2013
Members of the environment committee of the European Parliament have approved for a second time a freeze—backloading—on the auctioning of some carbon dioxide (CO2) emission...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/EU-Parliament-environment-committee-reaffirms-support-for-emissions-trading-fix_53103.html
June 24, 2013
Germany's energy-intensive industries association EID (Berlin) has called for a public debate on the future of climate change and industrial policies following the recent decision on...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/German-industries-association-calls-for-public-debate-on-future-of-climate-change-industrial-policies_53068.html
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