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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. EU chemical sector posts positive short-term economic outlook

    24 April 2017

    Brussels, 24 April 2017 - According to a Eurozone economic outlook report the prospects for global economic activity improved in recent months, despite political uncertainty and increased inflation.

  2. No trade-off on fairness: Cefic joins industry leaders to urge fair Emissions Trading System outcome

    21 April 2017

    Brussels, 21 April 2017 - As part of an industry ‘Alliance for a Fair EU Emissions Trading System (ETS)’, Cefic endorses the below recommendations to support the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission to ensure that their coming negotiations shape a fair ETS reform.

  3. Promoting the peaceful use of chemistry: Chemicals convention celebrates 20 years

    18 April 2017

    Brussels, 18 April 2017 – This year marks 20 years since the launch of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), a Nobel prize-winning organisation that aims to prevent the misuse of chemicals. A range of high-level events and initiatives have been organised to mark this special milestone.

  4. Brexit: Cefic calls for certainty for continued EU-UK trade

    29 March 2017

    Brussels, 29 March 2017 – With the triggering of Article 50 by UK Prime Minister Theresa May, Cefic, the EU chemical industry association, calls for EU and UK politicians to take a pragmatic approach to negotiations

  5. Cefic welcomes new report showing path for G20 to deliver on climate and sustainability

    27 March 2017

    Brussels, 27 March 2017 – Cefic welcomes a new report drawn up by major global business forces which offers a series of recommendations designed to enhance the efforts of the G20 towards a sustainable world economy.

  6. Rome Treaty 60th anniversary: Cefic highlights joint future for industry and Europe

    24 March 2017

    Brussels, 24 March 2017 –  To mark a historic milestone tomorrow with the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome, Cefic has reiterated its commitment to a joint future for industry and Europe. An open letter to Commission President Juncker, Parliament President Tajani as well as Council President Tusk outlines this vision.

  7. Responsible Care Awards 2017: EU chemical companies, celebrate your achievements!

    22 March 2017

    Brussels, 22 March 2017 –  To celebrate the achievements of Europe’s highly innovative chemical companies, Cefic is looking for applications for its annual Responsible Care awards ceremony.

  8. Circular economy: New Accenture study shows opportunities for EU chemicals

    16 March 2017

    Brussels, 16 March 2017 – A new Accenture study demonstrates the potential of the EU chemical industry to be a driver for the success of the circular economy.

  9. LRI Innovative Science Award 2017: Apply now!

    08 March 2017

    Brussels, 8 March 2017 – Young chemists are welcome to apply to win Cefic’s LRI Award which this year offers a 100.000€ research grant in the field of dose-response of synergy in combined exposure to humans or environmental species. The deadline is 19 March.

  10. Emissions trading reform: Cefic calls on Parliament to push Member States to do their part on innovation

    02 March 2017

    Brussels, 2 March 2017 – In reaction to EU Council’s Emissions Trading System (ETS) negotiations this week, Cefic calls on the European Parliament to safeguard industry’s ability to invest and innovate, and provide their part of the EU innovation fund.

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