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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. Improving air quality through better, cleaner and more efficient fuels

    22 February 2018

    Brussels, 22 February 2018 - Higher performing (high octane) fuels such as fuel ethers play a significant role in mitigating air pollution today. 

  2. EU industry and RTOs declare competitiveness as key priority for FP9

    22 February 2018

    Brussels, 22 February 2018 - Cefic and key European industrial research and innovation stakeholders have issued a joint declaration calling on the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union to develop the next EU Research & Innovation Framework Programme (FP9) with an appropriate design and budget that meets the ambitions of the Renewed EU Industrial Policy Strategy.

  3. Revision of Drinking Water Directive (DWD): harmonisation is key

    22 February 2018

    Brussels, 22 February 2018 - On February 1st, the European Commission unveiled a proposal for revised European legislation to provide safe drinking water for all Europeans.

  4. REACH far from over after third registration deadline, says Cefic Director

    01 February 2018

    Brussels, 1 February 2018 - From June 1st, 2018, only substances that have a valid registration – or are exempted from REACH – will be allowed on the EU market. But registration is just the tip of the iceberg, Annys stressed. 

  5. European industry sectors present expectations for future EU industrial policy

    01 February 2018

    Brussels, 1 February 2018 - Taking part in an informal meeting of ministers responsible for competitiveness, at the invitation of the Bulgarian EU presidency, Cefic, the European steel sector (EUROFER) and the non-ferrous metals producers and recyclers in Europe (EUROMETAUX) called for concrete action to ensure a strong and competitive industrial base of the single market. 

  6. Cefic calls for ambitious FP9

    01 February 2018

    Brussels, 1 February 2018 - Attending an informal meeting of the EU Council Working Party on Research last week, at the invitation of the Bulgarian EU presidency, Cefic Executive Director Pierre Barthélemy pleaded for an ambitious and forward-looking Research Framework Programme 2021-2017 (FP9). 

  7. Cefic-LRI Award 2018: Apply now to win €100 000

    26 January 2018

    Brussels, 26 January 2018 - The European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic), in conjunction with the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC), the Association of European Toxicologists and European Societies of Toxicology (EUROTOX), and the International Society of Exposure Sciences (ISES), is offering a €100.000 award to support promising new research in the field of mammalian and environmental toxicology.

  8. The EU chemicals sector faring better and closer to its pre-crisis level

    17 January 2018

    Brussels, 17 January 2018 - The EU chemicals sector is faring better and getting closer to its pre-crisis level, according to Cefic’s latest Chemical Trends Report. Chemicals output was up 3.8% during the first eleven months of 2017, rising in most chemicals sub-sectors. Chemicals prices climbed 5.1% during the same period, with producer prices above the previous year’s level. The first ten months of the year saw sales develop favourably, and chemicals consumption go up significantly.

  9. United Nations proclaims 2019 International Year of Periodic Table of Chemical Elements

    11 January 2018

    Brussels, December 20 2017 - On December 20 2017, the United Nations General Assembly declared 2019 as the International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements (IYPT 2019). In proclaiming an International Year focusing on the Periodic Table and its applications, the United Nations intends to raise global awareness of how chemistry promotes sustainable development and provides solutions to global challenges in energy, education, agriculture and health. 

  10. EU institutions adopt new rules on Trade Defence Instruments

    11 January 2018

    Brussels, 11 January 2018 - 2017 saw the conclusion of two important trade defence files, with the EU institutions reaching a political agreement on the modernisation of the Trade Defence Instruments on December 5th, and, earlier, on the new anti-dumping methodology. Throughout both files, Cefic successfully advocated for its key ask: to have adequate provisions that tackle raw material price distortions – such as export restrictions or export duties.

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