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    • Chemicals,Products

    Legal challenge to authorisation of DEHP use

    The European Commission faces a legal challenge over its decision to grant approval to three recycling companies to use the endocrine disruptor diethylhexyl phthalate ..
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    • Products,General Policy

    EU-wide treaty risks legal action over green laws, warn NGOs

    Five member states have proposed a new EU-wide treaty to protect investment decisions between different countries, in a move that NGOs argue could expose governments to ..
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    • Climate,Products,Markets & Corporate

    UK delays tax rise for solar PV despite CJEU ruling

    The UK government has shelved proposals to increase tax on a range of energy-saving materials, including solar PV and insulation, which would have seen VAT ..
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    • Products

    Court rejects German appeal on Toys Directive

    The EU court has again told Germany to implement EU limits on heavy metals in toys ..
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    • Energy,Products

    EU court rules against UK energy efficiency scheme

    The EU court ruled on Thursday that the UK has violated EU rules by offering a reduced VAT rate for energy-saving materials that improve buildings’ ..
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    • Waste & Resources,Products

    Countries struggle to implement EU timber rules

    Several EU member states have yet to fully implement regulations to combat the trade in illegal logging two years after the policy came into force, ..
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    • Waste & Resources,Products

    Implementation of EU timber rules still patchy

    Twelve member states have not fully implemented EU rules on illegally logged timber that have been in place since March 2013, says the Commission ..
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    • Chemicals,Products

    Denmark drops its national ban on phthalates

    A 2013 ruling means the country cannot have a ban while the EU is considering applying restrictions under REACH, the Danish EPA explains ..
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    • Chemicals,Products

    Germany told to apply stricter toy standards

    The Court of Justice of the EU has rejected Germany’s request to maintain its toy safety standards for heavy metals arsenic, antinomy and mercury ..
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    • Chemicals,Products

    REACH project finds registration failings

    Seventeen percent of companies checked by inspectors as part of a pan-European REACH enforcement project had not properly registered some chemicals ..
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    • Chemicals,Products

    Swedish checks find 14 RoHS breaches

    A fifth of the 71 electrical and electronic products checked by Sweden’s chemicals agency in 2013 breached the RoHS directive on hazardous substances ..
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    • Climate,Products

    EC ups pressure on member states over HFC-134a

    The European Commission has issued a final warning to Germany over the way it has treated Daimler’s continued use of the restricted refrigerant ..
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    • Products

    MEPs back European Commission on GM honey

    In a vote on Wednesday, the European Parliament has reversed its environment committee’s decision to classify pollen as an ingredient of honey ..
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    • Products

    European court annuls GM potato approval

    On Friday, the Court of Justice of the EU has said the European Commission breached GM authorisation rules in the case of the Amflora potato ..
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    • Chemicals,Products

    Court tells EC to disclose pesticide impurities

    Judges say NGOs should have been given information on the exact composition of a approved herbicide, including its impurities and additives ..
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