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May 2, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has announced that amendments to the the Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR) have now come into force. The objective of the amendments is...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Amendments-to-biocidal-products-regulation-enter-into-force_60728.html
May 2, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has started a public consultation on harmonized classification and labelling (CLH) proposals for the pesticides pencycuron and...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Consultation-on-harmonized-classification-and-labeling-proposals-launched-on-pencycuron-benzovindiflupyr_60737.html
April 30, 2014
The UK Chemicals Stakeholder Forum, a body led by government but including the chemical industry, nongovernmental organizations, trade unions, and others, has launched a new advice on...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Chemical-Industries-Association-backs-new-advice-on-authorization-under-Reach_60658.html
April 29, 2014
Germany’s minister for the environment, Barbara Hendricks, has given the starting shot for the other federal ministries and federal states for the action program Climate...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Germany-sets-fundamentals-for-Climate-Protection-2020_60656.html
April 29, 2014
The European Union's Ombudsman has concluded that the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) is guilty of maladministration in a case involving risk assessment as a...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/European-Ombudsman-condemns-EFSA-for-maladministration_60652.html
April 26, 2014
Members of the European Parliament (MEP) have voted in favor of halving the consumption of lightweight plastic bags by 2017, and reducing it by 80% by 2019 compared with 2010 levels...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/European-Parliament-votes-to-reduce-usage-of-lightweight-plastic-bags_60608.html
April 25, 2014
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) says it welcomes the "wide-ranging and constructive dialog" with more than 60 stakeholders as part of a follow-up...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/EFSA-welcomes-dialog-with-BPA-stakeholders_60604.html
April 25, 2014
BASF says it is "implementing a series of measures" within its nutrition and health division, aimed at strengthening the competitiveness of its performance products segment...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/BASF-restructures-nutrition-and-health-260-jobs-to-go-by-end-of-2015_60602.html
April 25, 2014
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has announced a major, three-part transaction with Novartis involving its consumer health-care, vaccines, and oncology businesses. GSK and Novartis, as part of the transaction, will create a world-leading, consumer health-care joint venture with 2013 pro forma revenues of £6.5 billion ($10.9 billion)....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Glaxo-and-Novartis-to-swap-assets-in-major-three-part-deal_60523.html
April 25, 2014
A recent UK press report says that Pfizer has made initial approaches to acquire AstraZeneca for £60 billion ($101 billion) in what would be the world’s largest...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Pfizer-eyes-AstraZeneca-for-reported-$101-billion_60524.html
April 25, 2014
Permira (London), a private equity firm, has announced that a company owned by Permira funds has entered into an agreement to acquire CABB International (Sulzbach, Germany), a leading manufacturer of fine chemicals, from Bridgepoint Capital (London). The transaction is expected to complete in June, subject to regulatory approvals and customary closing conditions....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Permira-to-acquire-CABB-from-Bridgepoint-Capital_60559.html
April 25, 2014
Saudi Aramco says that its wholly owned subsidiary Saudi Aramco Products Trading Co. (ATC) has begun trading chemical products made by Petro Rabigh (Rabigh, Saudi Arabia), a joint...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Aramco-trades-products-made-by-Petro-Rabigh_60560.html
April 25, 2014
Sabic reports a drop in first-quarter earnings and says that a shortage of natural gas is limiting the company’s domestic growth. Net profit was down 1.8%, to 6.44 billion Saudi...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Sabics-first-quarter-profit-declines-shortage-of-gas-constrains-growth_60561.html
April 24, 2014
Thomas Swan (Consett, UK) says it has signed an exclusive agreement to manufacture high-quality graphene products using a new process developed by researchers at Trinity College Dublin...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Thomas-Swan-says-it-has-exclusive-agreement-to-manufacture-graphene-products-using-new-process_60535.html
April 24, 2014
Output of chemicals in the European Union increased in January 2014 for the fourth consecutive month, or 3.3% year-on-year (YOY), according to Cefic. Chemical sales in December 2013...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Cefic-EU-chemical-output-increases-for-fourth-consecutive-month-update_60493.html
April 23, 2014
Researchers at the Advanced Materials and BioEngineering Research (Amber) center at Dublin have developed a new process—which promises to be simple and affordable—to...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/New-process-developed-for-mass-production-of-graphene_60488.html
April 22, 2014
The European Commission says that it has requested Germany to fully transpose the requirements of the European Union Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) into national law. EU ETS is a...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/European-Commission-asks-Germany-to-fully-implement-EU-emissions-trading-system_60463.html
April 22, 2014
The European Commission has decided to refer Poland to the European Union's Court of Justice for failing to notify the commission about what penalties have been put in place in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/European-Commission-refers-Poland-to-court-for-failure-to-comply-with-laws-on-F-gases_60459.html
April 22, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has opened a public consultation on a total of 30 testing proposals for 17 substances. The hazard endpoints for which vertebrate testing...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/ECHA-opens-public-consultation-on-testing-proposals-for-17-substances_60458.html
April 22, 2014
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) says it is extending the timeline for it to complete is full assessment of bisphenol A (BPA) to the end of 2014. The authority...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/EFSA-to-reevaluate-BPA-by-end-of-2014_60447.html
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