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EC urges quick adoption of diesel test rules

The European Commission has said it is “crucial” in the midst of the Volkswagen scandal that member states clarify their position on new emissions test rules for diesel cars this month

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Parliament calls for EU disaster risk facility

The European Parliament has called for an EU-wide industrial disaster risk-sharing facility to be set up to cover any costs going beyond mandatory financial securities

Chemicals, Pollution & Nature

MEP attempts to block new pesticide

An MEP is seeking to block the market entry of a new pesticide that poses a risk to bees by objecting to the European Commission’s proposal on maximum residue levels in food and feed

Marco Mensink, director general, CEPI

Circular economy needs incineration restrictions

The new circular economy package can support Europe’s existing circular industries by putting a strong focus on raw material availability and quality recycling, says Marco Mensink of CEPI

Susanne Baker

REACH must be adapted to the circular economy

The EU’s chemicals policy is out of step with the drive towards ‘remanufacturing’: REACH’s unpredictability risks undermining this important circular economy sector, says Susanne Baker of EEF

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Biodiversity Protection

People: Karmenu Vella (CC BY SA 3.0)

At a meeting in Brussels on 12 May, EU environment ministers discussed the importance of integrating biodiversity protection into other policy areas.

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