Stakeholders clamour for attention on chemicals

Environmentalists, industry groups, think tanks make their case with 48 hours left before MEPs vote on Reach

As MEPs chewed over the pros and cons of Reach in the European parliament on Tuesday, stakeholder groups continued last minute efforts to win over political opinion. The following gives just a taste of the intense lobbying efforts being made on all sides.

* Environmentalists protested outside the parliament and called on parliamentarians to reject any weakening of Reach registration and to strengthen the substitution principle in the legislation.

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