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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. EU chemical industry reacts to Winter Package: Markets, not targets will drive change

    30 November 2016

    Brussels, 30 November 2016 – Cefic endorses the business opportunities brought by today's Winter Package but emphasises the need for connecting national markets, securing gas supply and integrating mature renewables into the grid to deliver secure sustainable and affordable energy for globally competing industries.

  2. EU SME week: SPiCE3 delivers remarkable results for energy efficiency

    24 November 2016

    Brussels, 24 November 2016 – Cefic has taken the opportunity of EU SME week to highlight remarkable results from its dedicated Spice3 project which empowers chemical SMEs to maximise their energy efficiency.

  3. EU Court rulings reduce confidentiality safeguards for chemical companies

    23 November 2016

    Brussels 23 November 2016 – Cefic, the EU chemical industry association, has said that today’s EU Court of Justice rulings set a potentially dangerous precedent for the protection of confidential business information submitted by companies for EU substance and product registrations and approvals.

  4. Modernising trade defences: Cefic reacts to EU Commission’s proposed antidumping methodology

    13 November 2016

    Brussels 9 November 2016 – Cefic, the EU chemical industry association, welcomes the proposal by the European Commission on a new methodology to tackle dumped or subsidised imports into the EU.

  5. Register Now: Cefic LRI event showcases latest science on chemical safety

    07 November 2016

    Brussels 7 November 2016 – All stakeholders are invited to join the science and policymaking community on 16 - 17 November in Brussels, as we discuss the latest state of the art research into chemical health, safety and environmental protection on hot topic issues.

  6. Sign off on CETA: Cefic supports conclusion of EU-Canada trade deal

    26 October 2016

    Brussels, 26 October 2016 - Cefic calls for a last push towards signing the CETA EU-Canada trade deal to support Europe's future competitiveness in the face of growing competition. Now is the time for Europe to demonstrate its leadership of international trade policy.

  7. New report shows major water eco-efficiency of EU chemical industry

    18 October 2016

    Brussels, 18 October 2016 - Cefic today presented strong results from a ground-breaking water sustainability project which was sponsored jointly between the European Commission FP7 programme and industry stakeholders.

  8. Parliament position on Waste Directive revision sidelines REACH

    13 October 2016

    Brussels, October 13, 2016 - Today’s European Parliament ITRE Committee position on the revision of the Waste Framework Directive causes more challenges than it brings solutions, said Cefic, the EU chemical industry council.

  9. Cefic Unveils Responsible Care Industry Award Winners

    07 October 2016

    Florence, October 7, 2016 

    Cefic has today announced the winners of this year’s prestigious European Responsible Care Awards, recognising the top achievers in the EU chemical industry towards excellence in health, safety and environmental standards.

  10. Stable in Turbulent Times: Cefic reinforces resilience of the chemical industry

    07 October 2016

    Florence, 7 October 2016 – In a period where the EU’s fifth large industry addresses the continuous competitiveness challenges by exploring new markets and products, Cefic, the EU association representing the chemical sector, made several key announcements stressing the need for an investment friendly and attractive Europe.

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