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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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    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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    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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    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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    EU Court endorses balanced approach on transparency of regulatory data

    02 October 2015

    Cefic, intervener to the court case ClientEarth v ECHA, welcomes the recent ruling on transparency and protection of confidential business information under REACH

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    Competitiveness Council on ETS reform

    01 October 2015

    Competitiveness Council on ETS reform: Cefic President Jean-Pierre Clamadieu calls upon EU ministers to make the reformed EU ETS compatible with a competitive European industry

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    Cefic and Together for Sustainability partner to improve sustainability practices within the supply chains

    05 August 2015

    The European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) and Together for Sustainability AISBL have established an official partnership supporting improvement of sustainability within the entire supply chain – from sourcing until delivery of products at customers’ premises, including transport safety and waste disposal.

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    ESCom Package Version 2.0 released

    28 July 2015

    The ESCom Standard project has released the ESCom Package Version 2.0. This package includes updated versions of the ESCom standard phrase catalogue and the ESCom XML schema.

Valerie Rampi
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