The European Commission should significantly improve the way plant protection products are assessed, applied and monitored within the EU, a European Parliament inquiry committee has ..
News 6 Dec 2018
The current European Commission is not planning to produce a long awaited 'strategy for a non-toxic environment' before it leaves office, the head of its ..
News 6 Dec 2018
- Climate,Energy,COP24: UN climate talks
New EU targets on energy efficiency and renewable energy will come into force later this month alongside a new governance system for the energy union, ..
News 4 Dec 2018
Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) should be permitted in all recycled materials at concentrations of up to 500 parts per million, the EU Council has agreed ..
News 29 Nov 2018
Campaigners still face serious legal barriers to challenging environmental threats in courts across the EU, the European Environmental Bureau (EEB) has warned ..
News 28 Nov 2018
The European Parliament's environment committee has objected to the planned authorisation of sodium dichromate, in a move campaigners hope will lead to an unprecedented refusal ..
News 21 Nov 2018
European lawmakers finally reached agreement on a new EU fertiliser regulation on Wednesday morning, with the first-ever EU-wide limit on cadmium in phosphate fertilisers. ..
News 20 Nov 2018
The European Parliament has overwhelmingly backed an agreement with member states on key elements of the Commission’s clean energy package ..
News 13 Nov 2018
EU chemical-related policies should be enhanced to allow for the use of sustainable and safe substances, the Austrian Presidency of the EU Council has said ..
News 9 Nov 2018
The European Chemicals Agency says it will increase efforts to ensure compliance with the EU's Regulation on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals ..
News 8 Nov 2018
- Chemicals,Markets & Corporate
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) urged companies on Tuesday to ensure the chemicals safety data they are required to submit is complete and up to ..
News 6 Nov 2018
French farmers will no longer be authorised to use pesticides linked to a recent outbreak of respiratory illnesses, France’s Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational ..
News 5 Nov 2018
France has prohibited the use of metam sodium pesticides for three months after dozens of farmworkers and residents in western France fell ill in four ..
News 26 Oct 2018
All ongoing evaluations of plant protection products for renewal of EU authorisation will have to be assessed against new criteria for identifying endocrine disrupting chemicals ..
News 25 Oct 2018