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Stricter licensing planned for 77 pesticides

Member states will investigate restricting use of around 20% of pesticides licensed in Europe in favour of lower risk alternatives in the coming years, it was agreed on Wednesday

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ECHA under fire over phthalate authorisation

NGOs have complained to Brussels that the decision of the European Chemicals Agency to back continued use of the phthalate DEHP in PVC items was severely flawed

Energy People, Maroš Šefcovic: (credit: Katarzyna Czerwinska/Senat Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej)

Šefčovič hints at new approach on interconnectors

Brussels plans to be “much harsher” on member states that do not properly implement energy legislation, including making the required investments in power interconnectors, the energy union chief said

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EU-backed CCS report moots emission standards

The European Commission’s consultants have told it to consider introducing emission performance standards to help drive carbon capture and storage technology

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People, Claudio De Vincenti (credit: European Union)

At a meeting in Brussels on 9 December, Italian deputy economy minister Claudio De Vincenti led energy ministers' debate on governance of the EU's 2030 climate and energy goals.

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