About: Precautionary Principle

Health 09-02-2017

Commission must take action against endocrine disruptors

Reducing exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals will benefit healthcare systems and economies as a whole, writes Christian Zahn.
Trade & Society 13-09-2016

A plea for science-based standards in TTIP

The EU’s preference for the “precautionary principle” over science-based decision-making is a barrier to transatlantic trade in the meat industry. TTIP and regulatory convergence would benefit both EU and US farmers, argues Barry Carpenter.
Digital & Media 27-01-2014

Privacy-security: a precautionary principle is needed

Unless politicians commit to tackle privacy as a policy issue, complying with the precautionary principle and bringing such discussion to an international forum, promises made will be like the words of a lover perfectly aware of not believing in what he says to his beloved, argues Giovanna De Minico.
Euro & Finance 04-04-2013

Introduce precautionary principle for financial products, or they will fail us

Europe is in the process of re-formulating financial regulations and creating a new banking union, but new rules will give rise to new financial products, writes Suleika Reiners, and these may wriggle around the new rules. Financial innovations need to be tested and put to the precautionary principle no less than other aspects of society, she argues, and suggests that a new body could be set up to carry this out.
Climate change 24-10-2002

The precautionary principle in the European Union & its impact on international trade relations

The precautionary principle in the European Union & its impact on international trade relations Although elements of precaution were used in the environmental regulation of various countries in the 1970s, including the United States, it has been the European Union...