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News from 2016

Below is a list of the latest news published in 2016. The latest three stories appear in the Cefic newsroom page.

  1. Cefic welcomes adoption of innovation principle by competitiveness Council

    27 May 2016

    Brussels, May 27, 2016 – Innovation must be taken into account when policy is being decided, came a positive signal from the European Council on Competitiveness. Cefic welcomes the Council’s support for the Innovation Principle, considering the impact on research and innovation when developing and reviewing EU regulation.

  2. Chemical safety in the circular economy is ‘non-negotiable’

    26 May 2016

    Brussels, May 26, 2016 – Chemical safety in the circular economy is non-negotiable - this is the view expressed by Peter Smith, Executive Director of Product Stewardship at Cefic during a live panel debate at the Helsinki Chemical Forum today.

  3. Mission innovation - The path to a low-carbon economy

    23 May 2016

    Brussels, May 23, 2016 – Cefic is supporting a live debate on “Mission innovation – Finding and funding the path to a low-carbon economy” taking place in the European Parliament, on Tuesday 24 May at 12:00 CET. The event will be live streamed.

  4. Endocrine disruptors: A step towards defining clear and predictable rules for all

    18 May 2016

    Brussels, May 18, 2016 – Cefic welcomes the recent release of a consensus statement on endocrine disruptors (EDCs) by a group of independent scientists as a major step forward towards a clear and predictable set of rules for defining EDCs.

  5. Cefic welcomes EU proposals to harmonise rules protecting workers

    13 May 2016

    Brussels, May 13, 2016 – The EU Commission today presented its proposals to better protect workers from carcinogenic substances. Presented by EU Commissioner Marianne Thyssen, the revision aims to facilitate the implementation of the Carcinogens and Mutagens Directive by introducing Europe-wide binding exposure limit values for a number of agents.

  6. Cefic announce new workshop: ‘Challenges & Opportunities for an Energy Efficient Europe’

    09 May 2016

    Brussels, May 9, 2016 – On 21 June, Cefic will unite EU policymakers, senior industry representatives and important stakeholders to discuss the upcoming review of the Energy Efficiency Directive at a dedicated workshop taking place at the Brussels Press Club.

  7. Cefic LRI launches new chemical safety prediction software

    03 May 2016

    Brussels, May 3, 2016 – Cefic is pleased to announce the launch of AMBIT a new open software tool designed to support companies by facilitating high quality chemical safety prediction.

  8. EU chemical industry spells out proposals for enhancing EU policy

    29 April 2016

    Brussels, 29 April 2016 – Cefic today launched new three proposals highlighting how the European Commission’s Better Regulation Agenda can better support growth and innovation in Europe.

  9. TTIP: A strong foundation for regulatory cooperation on chemicals

    25 April 2016

    Brussels, 25 April 2016 - In light of the current 13th round of TTIP negotiations being launched today in New York, Cefic is raising awareness of our vision for a better, more streamlined transatlantic partnership for regulatory cooperation on chemicals under TTIP.

  10. New report shows rising challenges for competitiveness of EU chemicals

    19 April 2016

    Brussels, 19 April 2016 - A new report shows that despite growing global demand for chemicals and better environmental and energy efficiency performance of the European chemical industry, the competitive pressures on the sector continue to rise.

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