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New health commissioner backs EDC criteria

Incoming EU commissioner for health and food safety Vytenis Andriukaitis has emphasised the need for objective scientific criteria for identifying endocrine-disrupting chemicals

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Environment commissioner passes Parliament test

MEPs will give the green light for Karmenu Vella to be the next EU commissioner for environment, fisheries and maritime affairs following his European Parliament hearing on Monday

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New EU Commission

Jean-Claude Juncker (photograph: European People's Party, CC BY 2.0)

Incoming Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker announced a new Commission structure and team on 10 September.

Malta's Karmenu Vella will take over a merged environment and fisheries brief and has been charged with reviewing the EU's nature laws.

Spain's Miguel Arias Cañete will lead on energy and climate, under the leadership of vice-president for energy union Alenka Bratušek of Slovenia.

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