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    Cefic announces new Director General, Marco Mensink

    08 January 2016

    “We are pleased to welcome Marco Mensink on board and are confident he will build on the success of Hubert Mandery in establishing Cefic as the central hub for Europe’s chemical industry and linked associations. We are very thankful for Hubert’s commitment and dedication to the European chemical industry during his mandate”, states Jean-Pierre Clamadieu.

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    Economic Outlook 2016 | European chemical industry forecast 1% growth for 2016

    16 December 2015

    Cefic calls on policymakers to support conditions for long term growth Brussels, 16 December 2015 - The European chemical industry is forecasting modest growth in domestic and worldwide demand for European chemicals for 2016, with challenging times ahead in the long-term. This forecast comes in the face of declining demand from key industries, competition from third countries and economic slowdown in important export markets.

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    Cefic Director General congratulates governments on the international climate change agreement reached at the COP 21 talks in Paris

    13 December 2015

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    Cefic welcomed the publication of the Commission’s strategy for a circular economy

    02 December 2015

    BRUSSELS, December 2, 2015 “Maximising efficiency and minimising waste are good business practice,” said Director General Hubert Mandery, “and it only makes sense to consider how those same principles can be applied to the economy as a whole.”

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    Flat output growth and low prices continue to impact chemicals sales

    20 November 2015

    BRUSSELS, November 20, 2015 – European chemical output grew just 0.3 per cent during the first eight months of 2015 compared to the same period of 2014, according to the latest Cefic Chemicals Trends Report, while producer prices fell 4.5 per cent, year-on-year. Sales were down 3.0 per cent during January-July 2015, compared to the same period of 2014

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    Alice Limonciel wins largest European health, environment research grant award at Cefic LRI workshop

    19 November 2015

    BRUSSELS, November 19, 2015 – French researcher Dr. Alice Limonciel 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 17th Annual Long-Range Initiative (LRI) Workshop in Brussels on November 18, 2015.

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    An open letter to the European Council, European Commission and European Parliament

    05 November 2015

    The European chemical industry backs strong global climate change agreement at COP21

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    2015 Cefic General Assembly: Cefic President calls on EU to ensure an international level playing field ahead of COP 21 Paris Conference

    09 October 2015

    Concluding its annual General Assembly of the European chemical industry in Brussels, Cefic voiced its full support for tackling climate change and for the Commission’s ambition to transform the EU into a competitive low-carbon economy.

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    Persisting weak growth rates for chemical production in Europe

    09 October 2015

    European chemical output grew just 0.2 per cent during the first seven months of 2015 compared to the same period of 2014, according to the latest Cefic Chemicals Trends Report, while producer prices fell 4.6 per cent, year-on-year. Sales were down 3.1 per cent during January-July 2015, compared to the same period of 2014. Latest monthly data show output growth of 0.3 per cent in July 2015 compared with July 2014, while EU chemicals prices plunged 3.0 per cent. The EU net trade surplus narrowed to €22.1 billion during the first half of 2015, up by €773 million compared to the same period one year ago.

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    European Responsible Care Awards Winners Unveiled

    08 October 2015

    Three winners of the annual European Responsible Care awards competition: AkzoNobel N.V. (NL), DSM Nutritional Products (UK) Ltd and the Finnish Chemical Industry Federation and social partners

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