Court condemns EDC criteria delay

The European Commission will not change its plans in relation to endocrine disrupting chemicals, a spokeswoman said after the EU court condemned as illegal its delay in taking action

The European Commission will not change its plans in relation to endocrine disrupting chemicals, a spokeswoman said after the EU court condemned as illegal its delay in taking action.

In a case taken by Sweden, supported by the European Council and Parliament, the court found that the Commission failed to fulfil its “clear, precise and unconditional obligation” under the 2012 Biocides Regulation to specify the scientific criteria for identifying endocrine disruptors by 13 December 2013.

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