Chemicals consultation report released
The European Commission has released its report on a major stakeholder conference held in April to discuss the future of EU chemicals policy. The conference followed publication of a white paper in February and saw officials defend controversial proposals for a new substance authorisation regime against industry criticism (EED 04/04/01). Such stakeholder tête-à-têtes have become a regular feature in the Commission's work, particularly under environment commissioner Margot Wallström. See conference report.