Chemicals agency finalises director, budget

Echa management board rubber-stamps Dancet appointment, creates risk assessment committee, settles 2008 budget

The European chemicals agency has confirmed the appointment of Geert Dancet as its executive director, appointed members of a key risk assessment committee and approved the agency's budget and staffing levels for 2008.

At a meeting in Helsinki on Monday the management board of the agency (Echa) formally approved ex-European commission official Mr Dancet as the leader of the agency for its first five years (EED 17/10/07).

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