Parliament's biggest group takes aim on Reach

The European parliament's biggest parliamentary group, the centre-right EPP, has agreed a joint position on the Reach substance policy review. The line was brokered by German MEP Hartmut Nassauer. It resembles closely the position of EU chemical industry group Cefic. Substances would be prioritised for registration based on a basic preliminary risk assessment. Medical products, foodstuffs, pesticides, waste, metals and coating materials would be exempt from the law. EPP members will now defend it in all parliamentary committees. Around 1,300 amendments have been tabled in total by MEPs. See EPP press release.

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