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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

Climate, Markets & Corporate Markets, trading

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

General Policy EU and US flags (photograph: openDemocracy, CC-BY SA 2.0)

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

Pollution & Nature

Danish biomass switch linked with air pollution

Emissions of PM2.5 and NOx are likely to substantially increase as a result of a large-scale switch from oil-based heating to wood pellet stoves, according to a gas industry-funded think tank

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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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