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June 26, 2015
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) has started a project with goal of establishing a framework for the risk assessment of the various factors that cause stress in...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/EFSA-launches-project-to-investigate-factors-that-damage-honeybee-colonies_71693.html
June 9, 2015
The OECD has today published new information on a number of nanomaterials, marking the end of a seven-year testing program. The testing program encompassed eleven commercially viable...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/OECD-releases-information-on-tests-used-to-determine-the-safety-of-nanomaterials_71105.html
June 8, 2015
Leaders of seven of the world’s largest economies, meeting in Elmau, Germany, yesterday, expressed support for reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 40-70% by 2050. The leaders emphasized that “deep cuts in global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are required with decarbonization of the global economy over the course of this century.” Germany’s chemical industry association (VCI) noted the lack of identified concrete steps to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/G7-Leaders-commit-to-40-70-percent-GHG-reductions-by-2050_71073.html
June 4, 2015
The Federation of German Industries (BDI; Berlin) and the trade union IG BCE (Hanover), representing workers in the chemical, mining, and energy sectors, have released the results of a...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Germany-Industry-association-trade-union-call-for-more-effective-ways-to-reduce-carbon-dioxide-emissions_71001.html
June 3, 2015
Germany’s chemical industries association VCI (Frankfurt) has expressed reservations on the draft bill introduced by the finance minister on inheritance tax. “The...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/VCI-on-inheritance-tax-reform-the-chemistry-is-not-quite-right_70968.html
June 2, 2015
Members of the European Parliament’s international committee on trade (INTA) have approved a series of draft recommendations to the European Commission’s negotiators on the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/European-Parliaments-trade-committee-approves-TTIP-recommendations_70866.html
June 2, 2015
The European Parliament’s committee on industry, research, and energy, in a draft opinion, has called on the parliament’s environment, public health, and food safety...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/European-Parliament-committee-calls-for-action-on-climate-change_70936.html
June 2, 2015
The World Bank has invited Germany to join its "Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition," a new initiative for the development and introduction of an effective global price for...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Germany-joins-World-Bank-initiative-for-a-global-carbon-pricing-market_70939.html
June 1, 2015
The environment committee of the European Parliament has voted overwhelmingly in favor of a reform of the European Union’s Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS). The text negotiated...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/European-Parliament-committee-backs-ETS-reform_70870.html
May 18, 2015
Emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) from installations participating in the European Union Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) decreased by about 4.5% in 2014, according to estimates...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Europes-GHG-emissions-fall-by-4-5-percent-in-2014_70460.html
May 15, 2015
Cefic and the American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union (AmCham EU; Brussels) hosted a joint event this week on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Cefic-EU-and-US-industry-have-a-responsibility-to-speak-up-in-support-of-TTIP_70434.html
May 11, 2015
The European Parliament’s environment committee approved draft plans this week under which EU member states would have to enforce emission limits on from medium-sized combustion...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Europe-to-limit-emissions-from-medium-size-combustion-plants_70259.html
May 8, 2015
The European Union and the United States are negotiating a comprehensive free trade agreement, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). One aspect of the agreement...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Reform-of-investment-protection-within-TTIP-VCI-welcomes-commissions-proposals_70256.html
May 7, 2015
At the start of a consultation in Germany’s parliament and upper chamber on the question of fracking, the country’s chemical industry trade association VCI (Frankfurt) has...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/VCI-calls-for-clear-guidelines-for-natural-gas-production-calls-for-use-of-fracking-technology_70165.html
May 6, 2015
The European Council, under the current Latvian presidency, and members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have agreed on a draft law to reform the European Union’s Emissions...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/EU-ETS-Market-stability-reserve-to-start-in-2019-VCI-warns-of-additional-cost-burden-for-chemical-industry_70125.html
April 29, 2015
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) and the Danish Environmental Protection Agency (DEPA; Copenhagen) have announced that they will jointly investigate the need for a...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/ECHA-calls-for-evidence-on-uses-of-phthalate-in-articles-preparation-for-restriction_69934.html
April 28, 2015
The European Parliament today accepted a proposal on a directive relating to the biofuels and indirect land-use change (ILUC). The compromise text was proposed in March by the European...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/European-Parliament-approves-proposal-on-biofuels-and-indirect-land-use-change_69878.html
April 27, 2015
The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO; Washington) says that it welcomes the European Commission’s recent decision to approve several genetically modified organisms (GMOs)...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/BIO-welcomes-European-approval-of-GMOs-but-criticizes-proposal-to-give-European-states-a-greater-say_69832.html
April 22, 2015
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has started a public consultation on a proposal to revise the harmonized classification and labeling (CLH) of nicotine. Pure nicotine is...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/ECHA-opens-public-consultation-on-nicotine_69666.html
April 21, 2015
The European Commission has published a report that presents the results of a survey of small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs) carried out in 2014 on challenges they face when...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/European-Commission-SMEs-stand-to-significantly-gain-from-TTIP_69640.html
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