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Fact-checking Science

Fact Checking Science: Shaping the governance of scientific advice in the EU

What can EU institutions do to reinvigorate trust in EU government? Members of the European Parliament, in particular, play a key role in this process.
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SusChem 2017 Stakeholder Event interviews

Experts and stakeholders from the European Commission, academia, industry, a research and technology organisation (RTO) and a small and medium enterprise (SME) were interviewed at the SusChem 2017 Stakeholder Event.
Economic governance 13-02-2017

European Economic Forecast: Sunny with a chance of uncertainty

EU economies are expected to grow throughout 2018. The upturn is the first time in almost a decade that member states have collectively experienced positive growth.
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The impact of REACH authorisation: costs and benefits

The impact of REACH authorisation: Costs and benefits

REACH is the European Regulation on Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals.
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Europabio

A week-long biotech party across Europe

European Biotech Week is back between 26 Sept and 2 Oct this year. Launched in 2013, the initiative offers those involved in biotechnology an annual opportunity to engage on all things biotech from the science within to the often invisible societal benefits without.
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25-11-2015

How to raise our game? New approach to European Industrial Competitiveness

On the occasion of the European SME Week 2015, Austrian MEP Paul Rübig hosted a breakfast briefing in the European Parliament on the 17th November on the “New Approach to European Industrial Competitiveness: SMEs in the Surface Engineering Sector”.
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23-06-2015

Without non-ferrous metals, no energy transition!

The video demonstrates how non-ferrous metals contribute to achieve an energy transition – with three case studies.

Nicolas Hulot: ‘We are committing mass suicide’

Nicolas Hulot, François Hollande's special envoy for the protection of the planet, came to Brussels on 13 May to report on the progress of the negotiations underway ahead of the Paris Climate Conference in December.

Timmermans: Methinks ‘Better Regulation’ is radical

European Commission First Vice-President Frans Timmermans was today (19 May) asked if his “Better Regulation” push would be enough to satisfy the United Kingdom.
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27-04-2015

CTO: The Real Green Gold

The incorrect classification of Crude Tall Oil as a residue is a serious threat to the European pine chemical industry. By adopting the ILUC Directive with CTO included in Annex IX, EU decision makers are pulling away the carpet under the feet of an innovative biobased chemical sector. Ultimately the incorrect classification of CTO could lead to significant economic and environmental losses for Europe.
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Agrifood 01-04-2015

Vella: Carcinogenic pesticides ‘have to be addressed’

New research suggesting that pesticides could create cancer among humans should trigger policymakers into action, said Karmenu Vella, Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries.
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16-03-2015

Endocrine disruption: the view of the chemical industry

Endocrine disruption is an important issue of significant public, political and scientific interest. Even though it can give rise to a very emotional debate, policymakers and authorities should deal with endocrine disruptive substances, as with all chemical substances, via a science- and risk-based regulation. Whether a chemical substance can and will cause harm is a fundamental distinction for both authorities and industry in order to effectively protect people and the environment.