The European parliament held one last debate on the Reach chemical policy on Monday, following the compromise reached with governments two weeks ago (EED 01/12/06). The assembly will give its formal approval to the legislation on Wednesday.
Rapporteur MEP Guido Sacconi said the EU had "set out from a very deep far valley" and "climbed a very high mountain" by reaching the compromise. Liberal Chris Davies said Reach "may prove to be one of the most significant measures this Union has ever taken, of real long-term advantage both to our economy and our environment."
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