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

  1. The chemical industry growth is expected to stabilise in 2019

    11 December 2018

    Brussels 11 December 2018 -The European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) is expecting modest 0,5% growth in 2019 compared to 2018. While we expect that the industry can recover in 2019 from a decline in demand from the automotive industry in 2018, the industry’s 2019 performance might be impacted by trade tensions between the US, China and Europe, as well as the uncertainty around Brexit.

  2. The chemical industry growth is expected to stabilise in 2019

    11 December 2018

    Brussels 11 December 2018 -The European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) is expecting modest 0,5% growth in 2019 compared to 2018. While we expect that the industry can recover in 2019 from a decline in demand from the automotive industry in 2018, the industry’s 2019 performance might be impacted by trade tensions between the US, China and Europe, as well as the uncertainty around Brexit.

  3. EU single market delivery challenge needs to be addressed

    29 November 2018

    Brussels 29 November 2018 - Poor application of Single Market rules by Member States remains a challenge – according to the Commission’s state-of-play released last week. “Just as we are resisting protectionism outside the EU, we should resist fragmentation inside the EU”, said Internal Market and Industry Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska.

  4. Slower growth for EU chemicals sector

    29 November 2018

    Brussels 29 November 2018 - The EU chemicals sector is posting slower growth, with production inching up 0.2% from January to September 2018 compared to the same period of 2017. Chemicals prices climbed 3.6% during the same period, while chemicals sales reached 3.6% through August 2018, their highest level in five years. Chemicals exports jumped 4.2% and chemicals imports 6.8% between January and August 2018.

  5. Cefic on the EU 2050 climate strategy: keep us competitive and we will deliver

    28 November 2018

    Brussels 28 November 2018 - Today the European Commission presented its scenarios outlining ways the EU economy can reach carbon-neutrality by 2050. These scenarios require a huge transformation of all sectors of the economy in a very short timeframe. 

  6. Eurelectric and Energy-intensive industries call for an ambitious and comprehensive EU Industrial Strategy to enable industry’s contribution to the EU long-term GHG goals.

    28 November 2018

    Brussels 28 November 2018 - Europe’s Energy-intensive (EIIs) and Electricity industries haveresponded to the European Commission’s call for contribution to the EU Long Term Strategy bycommissioning or carrying out and publishing two critical reports, examining and explaining pathways and scenarios for long-term EU greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions in industry andpower generation to enable the low-carbon transition.

  7. Cefic and CIA welcome draft BREXIT agreement

    22 November 2018

    Brussels 22 November 2018 - We are pleased to hear a draft agreement has been reached. If signed off on Sunday, the agreement represents another small step towards the much needed certainty that business has been calling for. From the outset the chemical industry’s priorities have been: 1. frictionless, tariff-free trade, 2. regulatory consistency, 3. access to skilled people.

  8. UK and EU chemical industry stress the importance of an agreed Brexit

    15 November 2018

    Brussels, 15 November 2018 - The chemical industry in the UK and EU-27 have welcomed an agreed text on the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union and a future trading relationship. 

  9. Research into early brain development receives €100,000 Cefic LRI Award

    15 November 2018

    Brussels 15 November 2018 -   Researcher Dr. David Pamies, a Postdoc in the Department of Physiology at Lausanne University, Switzerland was awarded the €100,000 LRI Innovative Science award, one of Europe’s largest research grants for early career scientists, at the award ceremony of Cefic’s 20th Annual Long-Range Initiative (LRI) Workshop in Brussels on November 14, 2018.

  10. Cefic welcomes Commission Communication on Endocrine Disruptors

    12 November 2018

    Brussels 12 November 2018 -  Cefic has welcomed the Commission Communication on Endocrine Disruptors, published last week. Significant progress in understanding and regulating endocrine disruptors (EDs) has been made over the past decades. Today the EU is recognised as having one of the most stringent and advanced legislations on endocrine disruptors in the world.  

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