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Languages & Culture 29-09-2010

Belgian Presidency to test compromise on EU patent

The Belgian EU Presidency will put a non-paper on the table at today's informal Competitiveness Council aimed at breaking the deadlock over proposals for a single EU-wide patent system, which has been blocked for over a decade over language issues.

Ministers insist on having structural indicators for biodiversity and health

The Environment Council on 27 October 2003 insisted on the inclusion of meaningful indicators for biodiversity and health in the list of structural indicators for the Spring Report 2004.

REACH: D-Day for chemicals overhaul

The Commission will publish on 29 October its controversial proposals for much stricter rules on the registration, evaluation and authorisation of chemical susbstances.