Representatives of the EU’s 28 member states voted yesterday (19 July) in favour of a European Commission proposal to reduce the presence in food of acrylamide, a known carcinogenic substance present in fries, crisps, bread, biscuits, or coffee.
The European Commission does not intend to limit alcohol consumption during flights as it is a national competence, despite the fact that officials from popular tourist destinations requested its intervention.
A consumer organisation has denounced the lax application of a law governing the sale of pesticides to the public in France, where close to half of shops break the law. EURACTIV’s partner Ouest-France reports.
After more than ten years of inaction, European lawmakers have taken the first step to update EU laws related to the prevention of occupational cancers that are believed to cause 100,000 deaths every year. Trade unions hailed the EU’s decision, which brings an end to years of stalemate.
EU leaders should make a patient-oriented decision on the relocation of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) from London and ensure “minimal disruption”, according to the pharmaceutical industry and consumer groups.
EU member states are urged to put on a united front on the issue of relocating the London-based European Medicines Agency (EMA), rather than bicker publicly and give the UK government reason to believe the bloc cannot cooperate properly, diplomats have told EURACTIV.com.
The debate over where to relocate the London-based European Medicines Agency (EMA) after Brexit has divided the other 27 EU member states, despite calls for an urgent decision from the drugs industry and patient groups.
Experts from the 28 EU member states approved on Tuesday (4 July) a proposed list of criteria to identify endocrine disruptors in plant protection products – a move presented by the European Commission as a step towards a broader regulatory system for similar chemicals used in cosmetics, toys and food packaging.
It looks like Nutella, smells like Nutella and yet doesn't quite taste like the famous Italian chocolate spread. Eastern European leaders are fuming after tests suggested that big Western brands use cheaper ingredients in food products sold in former communist countries.
EU policymakers are unlikely to agree to Europe-wide rules on toxic smoke from burning building materials despite years of lobbying from fire fighters and safety experts, according to a draft report ordered by the region's executive seen by Reuters.
Close collaboration with EU scientific agencies in order to define indicators for antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and help member states set “measurable goals” takes centre stage in the European Commission’s renewed five-year AMR action plan.
Leaders of 27 EU member states - excluding the UK -agreed late on Thursday (22 June) on criteria to decide by November the new seats of the European Medicines Agency and the European Banking Authority, which are currently based in London.
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has classified bisphenol A, a chemical found in many common plastic products, as an endocrine disruptor and a ‘substance of very high concern’. EURACTIV France reports.
Makers of spirits and beer are exploring self-regulatory solutions to show consumers the ingredients contained in the alcohol they drink. However, they find the Commission's timeline "too tight" and fear mandatory rules will eventually be imposed on them.