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News from 2017

Below is a list of the latest news published in 2017. The latest three stories appear in the Cefic newsroom page.

  1. Social dialogue essential for worker protection, says MEP

    13 December 2017

    Brussels, 13 December 2017 - Hosting an event co-organised by Cefic sector group Formacare, MEP Claude Rolin (EPP, Belgium) stressed the importance of involving social partners in discussions about worker protection. The event, held on November 23, brought together representatives from the formaldehyde industry, downstream users, social partners and policymakers to discuss the complementarity between REACH and Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) legislation.     

  2. EU-Mercosur trade talks: European chemical industry seeks tariff-free imports of bioethanol

    13 December 2017

    Brussels, 13 December 2017 - Bioethanol is a key issue for the European chemical industry in the ongoing EU-Mercosur trade talks. European chemicals and plastic producers want tariff-free imports of bioethanol for use as feedstock in the production of bio-plastics and other chemical products. 

    Bioethanol is a key issue for the European chemical industry in the ongoing EU-Mercosur trade talks. European chemicals and plastic producers want tariff-free imports of bioethanol for use as feedstock in the production of bio-plastics and other chemical products. 

  3. Key Enabling Technologies, crucial to success of future EU Research and Innovation Programme

    13 December 2017

    Brussels, 13 December 2017 -The Key enabling technologies (KETs) concept is one of the most successful innovation initiatives in Europe and must remain a key element of the next EU Research Framework Programme to ensure it can accelerate change and benefit citizens. That was the main message from the high-level debate organised jointly by SusChem, A. SPIRE and EMIRI on November 28, 2017 as part of the 9th European Innovation Summit.

  4. Cefic outlines future missions for shaping FP9

    13 December 2017

    Brussels, 13 December 2017Building on its positive experience in Horizon 2020 and its position as a frontrunner in research and innovation, the European chemical industry is putting forward ideas for missions to be included in the future EU Programme for Research and Innovation– FP9 (2021-2028).

  5. The EU chemical industry regains confidence following the overall economic recovery

    07 December 2017

    Brussels, 7 December 2017Cefic, the European Chemical Industry Council, is expecting a solid 3% growth of chemical output in the EU in 2017, driven by a growing demand from customer industries. A slight deceleration to around 2% is forecast for 2018.

  6. Chemical industry CEOs reaffirm strong commitment to EU Research & Innovation funding programmes

    23 November 2017

    Brussels, 23 November 2017 -- CEOs of 28 leading companies this week signed a statement reaffirming their strong commitment to EU research and innovation (R&I) funding programmes. The statement was handed over to the European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, Carlos Moedas, by BusinessEurope President Emma Marcegaglia and Director General Markus J. Beyrer. It supports the EU framework programmes (FP) and the importance of the role the private sector plays for the success of EU R&I financing and innovation ecosystem. 

  7. Cefic joins the Stakeholder Bioeconomy Manifesto to advance EU bioeconomy agenda

    16 November 2017

    Brussels, 16 November 2017 -- Together with 25 other organisations, including trade associations, NGOs, and academia Cefic signed the European Bioeconomy Stakeholders Manifesto in order to accelerate a discussion at the EU and member state level about the development of a world-leading bioeconomy in the EU in the face of mounting global competition. 

  8. Improving outlook for EU chemicals

    15 November 2017

    Brussels, 15 November 2017 - The chemicals business climate is brightening, according to Cefic’s latest Chemical Trends Report. Chemicals output was up 3.7% during the first eight months of the year, rising in most chemicals sub-sectors. Chemicals prices surged 5.3% during the same period, with producer prices above the previous year’s level. The first seven months of the year saw sales develop favourably, and chemicals consumption go up significantly.    

  9. European chemical industry unites over post-Brexit future for the continent’s manufacturing backbone

    14 November 2017

    Brussels, 14 November 2017 -- The European chemical industry has signed a joint statement setting out the importance of a future EU/UK trading relationship.

  10. Call from the Alliance of Energy Intensive Industries to safeguard the competitiveness dimension of the Energy Union

    13 November 2017

    Brussels, 13 November 2017 -- Competitiveness, together with research and innovation, is one of the five dimensions of the Energy Union. Today, Energy Intensive Industries are calling for attention from decision makers on this particular dimension, especially in the context of the Clean Energy Package.

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