No decision has yet been taken as to whether EU policy portfolios on pesticides and biocides will stay within the European Commission's environment department (DG environment) or move to the health and consumers department, ENDS has learned.
It is also still unclear whether the environment department will lose responsibility for the Seveso directive on major accident hazards. The fate of these policy portfolios will be decided in January. A taskforce was created on Tuesday to sort out the structure of the new commission.
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