Commission accused of approving pesticides without tests

Green campaigners have accused the European Commission of approving the use of pesticides in Europe without scientific tests on their human impacts, against the requirements set in EU regulations

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Campaigners accuse EU executive of bowing to industry over chemicals policy

The European Commission is considering adopting an innovation-based approach to reducing the impact of the chemicals industry instead of delivering an overdue 'non-toxic environment' strategy and rolling out stricter regulations, campaigners have said, citing leaked internal documents


EU bans pesticides linked to brain damage

Member state representatives have voted to ban two neurotoxic pesticides following warnings from the European Food Safety Agency that they do not meet the criteria for having their licences renewed


MEPs demand biodiversity targets, reduced pesticide use

Governments should commit to legally binding targets as part of 'immediate, substantial and additional' action to reverse biodiversity loss, the European Parliament's environment committee agreed on Tuesday while also slamming insufficient efforts to tackle a sharp decline in bee and other pollinator numbers


New waste gas treatment BREF drafted for chemical industry

The first draft of new statutory guidance on common waste gas management and treatment systems in the chemical sector (WGC) has been issued for stakeholder comment


9 environmental policy and compliance deadlines to look out for in December

Important deadlines relating to chemicals labelling, restriction of hazardous substances and chemicals, safety on ships, and the recast Electricity Directive are coming up in December

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