Stakeholders from all sides were quick to respond to the vote on Wednesday afternoon. Parliament's lead rapporteur, Guido Sacconi, fired a broadside at the chemicals industry, saying that MEPs had faced "unbelievable pressure" and that big business had run "a hardline campaign of disinformation" in the run-up to the vote.
Despite this, according to Mr Sacconi's Socialist party, the parliament had determined "to give people in Europe the strongest protection in the world from dangerous chemicals".
Please enter your details
Not a subscriber?
Take a free trial now to discover the critical insights and updates our coverage offers subscribers.