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ECHA backs phase-out of 15 toxic chemicals

The European Chemicals Agency has recommended that 15 toxic chemicals be added to the ‘authorisation list’ of substances that should be banned for use in the EU except in specially licensed cases

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Auditors flag EU ETS problems

The EU needs to beef up enforcement in the emissions trading system to ensure its integrity, an audit has found

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MEPs agree to push ahead with TTIP

MEPs will vote on their position on the EU-US trade deal next week after the S&D group accepted a compromise deal on controversial investor protection rules

Climate, Markets & Corporate Industrial emissions 2

Leak indicates ETS direction

Brussels looks set to disappoint industry by making little change to the current compensation arrangements for the indirect costs of emissions trading after 2020

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

People, David Palmer Jones

Circular economy must spur recycling demand

Market forces alone will not deliver a more circular economy: the revised package must contain new measures to boost demand for secondary raw materials, argues FEAD president David Palmer-Jones

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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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