Well over half of summer fruits such as strawberries and cherries are tainted with chemical “cocktails” whose potential health impacts are unclear, campaigners have warned ..
News 4 Jul 2019
Environment ministers are set to call on the European Commission to speed up work on chemicals policy, and demand delivery of an overdue ‘strategy for ..
News 11 Jun 2019
The barriers to public participation in environmental policymaking are “numerous and growing”, the European Environmental Bureau has warned in a report published on Wednesday ..
News 25 Apr 2019
A European Parliament decision to grant greater public access to industry data on new food additives, pesticides and genetically modified organisms has been welcomed by ..
News 17 Apr 2019
An upcoming EU ban on one of the world’s most widely used fungicides has been condemned by farmers’ groups, but broadly welcomed by environmentalists ..
News 2 Apr 2019
The Swedish Chemicals Agency (KEMI) says that the country’s goal of a non-toxic environment will not be achievable under existing policy and plans ..
News 1 Apr 2019
A controversial requirement for the European Commission to consider the impact of regulation on innovative sectors is set to be included in the EU’s Horizon ..
News 21 Mar 2019
The control system used for organic products should be enhanced throughout the supply chain to boost consumer certainty, the European Court of Auditors says ..
News 14 Mar 2019
An advocate general has advised the EU Court of Justice to rule that the European system for the authorisation of pesticides is “sound” ..
News 12 Mar 2019
The European Commission has outlined six areas for action to reduce the risk posed by pharmaceutical products released into the environment ..
News 11 Mar 2019
The European Chemicals Agency has compiled an inventory of over 400 chemicals widely added to plastics in a move to speed up risk assessments and ..
News 22 Feb 2019
MEPs and government delegates have agreed on reforms to the Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) Regulation to bring Europe into line with the UN Stockholm Convention ..
News 20 Feb 2019
- Chemicals,Products,Markets & Corporate
An industry consortium has secured authorisation for the widespread use of chromium trioxide despite vocal opposition from environmental campaigners ..
News 19 Feb 2019
- Climate,Pollution,Markets & Corporate,Nature
Investors in corporate bonds should be more assiduous in screening companies for their environmental and climate impact, campaigners said on Thursday as they published a ..
News 31 Jan 2019
New proposals for restrictions on microplastics will be published by the end of the month, the European chemicals agency (ECHA) has said ..
News 18 Jan 2019