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January 21, 2016
The European Parliament has voted in favor of draft recommendations on a Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA). The negotiations should provide more opportunities for companies in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/European-Parliament-supports-recommendations-on-trade-in-services-agreement_76543.html
December 14, 2015
The corporate tax for companies registered in Germany will rise from about €123.2 billion ($135.4 billion) to about €144 billion 2019, an increase of nearly 20%, according to...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Tax-burden-for-companies-in-Germany-continues-to-grow_75818.html
December 14, 2015
Ministers and other officials from almost 200 nations, after two weeks of negotiation, have reached agreement on climate change at the conference meeting in Paris, COP21. The key...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Climate-change-agreement-reached-in-Paris_75817.html
December 7, 2015
The parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (FCCC), negotiating for a global climate change in Paris, have produced a draft of an agreement. The draft amounts to 48...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Climate-change-Draft-agreement-produced-in-Paris_75664.html
December 7, 2015
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has concluded that the socio-economic benefits of restricting the use of bisphenol A (BPA) in thermal paper are unlikely to be higher...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/ECHA-completes-evaluation-of-proposal-to-restrict-use-of-BPA-in-thermal-paper_75666.html
December 3, 2015
Germany’s chemical industry association VCI (Frankfurt) says it welcomes the government’s decision to continue to support industrial combined heat and power (CHP) plants...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/VCI-greets-support-for-combined-heat-and-power-plants_75575.html
December 3, 2015
The European Parliament and the European Commission have reached an agreement that all members of the European Parliament will have access to all categories of confidential documents...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/All-MEPs-to-have-access-to-all-confidential-TTIP-documents_75573.html
December 3, 2015
The European Commission has released details of its “ambitious” new circular economy package, designed to facilitate the move to a more circular economy. The package will...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/European-Commission-presents-circular-economy-package-update_75545.html
November 30, 2015
The European Environment Agency (EEA; Copenhagen) has reported annual greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for the European Union. The EEA's report is the official 2015 submission under the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/EU-GHG-emissions-fall-2-percent-YOY-in-2013-21-percent-in-1990-2013_75489.html
November 27, 2015
Germany has joined an international initiative aimed at phasing out the flaring of waste gas during production of crude oil. The initiative "Zero Routine Flaring 2030" was...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Germany-joins-initiative-to-phase-out-flaring-in-oil-production_75480.html
November 26, 2015
Germany's energy-intensive industries association EID (Berlin) has called for an "ambitious climate agreement," on the eve of the World Climate Summit, which starts in Paris...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Energy-industries-association-calls-for-ambitious-climate-change-agreement-and-protection-of-Europes-competitiveness_75470.html
November 25, 2015
The European Parliament has voted in a resolution against a proposal for recycling plastics containing diethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP). The European Commission, the executive branch of...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/European-Parliament-rejects-proposal-to-allow-recycling-of-plastics-containing-DEHP_75456.html
October 30, 2015
The European Parliament has endorsed proposals made by the European Commission for more ambitious national caps on several air pollutants. The proposed caps on sulfur dioxide, nitrogen...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Europe-toughens-national-caps-on-six-air-pollutants_74861.html
October 20, 2015
The European Environment Agency (EEA; Brussels) says in its Trends and projections in Europe in 2015 report that greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Europe fell by 23% in 1990–2014...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/European-Union-headed-for-24-percent-lower-greenhouse-gas-emissions-by-2020_74497.html
October 16, 2015
The trade association energy-intensive industries in Germany (EID; Berlin) has described the recently announced increase in the renewable energy law (EEG) levy for 2016 as “bad...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/German-industry-criticizes-increase-in-levy-to-support-energy-transition_74444.html
October 1, 2015
The European Union’s competitiveness council, made up of Europe’s ministers of economic affairs, has held an informal debate, with the participation of representatives from...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Cefic-EU-ETS-reform-must-be-compatible-with-a-competitive-industry_74109.html
September 24, 2015
The European Council, the institution of the heads of state or government of the EU member states, will create a market stability reserve (MSR) for the European Union Emissions...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/European-emissions-trading-market-stability-reserve-approved_73794.html
September 3, 2015
The European Parliament’s agriculture committee has rejected a draft law from the European Commission on genetically-modified (GM) food or feed. The draft law was to would give...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/European-Parliament-committee-opposes-national-ban-on-imports-of-GM-feed-and-food_73420.html
July 17, 2015
Ashland has reached a deal to acquire AkzoNobel’s biomaterials technology. The technology selectively isolates desired components from living plants and marine sources to produce...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Ashland-adds-biofunctionals_72211.html
July 17, 2015
Verdezyne (Carlsbad, CA) says it has reached an agreement with Will & Co, a sales and marketing firm for raw materials, semifinished products, additives, and pigments, for...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Verdezyne-inks-offtake-agreement_72212.html
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