EU committee "restores balance" on Reach

European parliament's environment committee votes to strengthen several aspects of chemicals reform

The European parliament's environment committee has backed rapporteur Guido Sacconi and adopted a much greener position on the Reach chemical policy reform than the assembly's internal market and industry committees.

But a political deal done before the committee voted on Tuesday means the parliament's view on a key area of political dispute - testing requirements for low-volume chemicals - will remain uncertain until the plenary votes next month.

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