<![CDATA[European Commission - Enterprise and Industry]]> http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/sectors/chemicals/news/index_en.htm European communities Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:21:15 GMT Newsroom_2.0 20 <![CDATA[Adoption of the final report of the High Level Forum for a bet­ter functioning food supply chain]]>

Published : Wed, 15 Oct 2014

Since 2010, the High Level Forum for a better functioning food supply chain served a strategic mission: improving the functioning of this chain and thus the competitiveness of the agri-food sector as key segment of the Union economy.

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Tue, 14 Oct 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[The annual Union work programme for European standardisation for 2015]]> Published : Mon, 22 Sep 2014

Pursuant Article 8 of Regulation (EU) No 1025/2012 on European standardisation, the Commission adopted on 30 July 2014 a Communication to the Council, the European Parliament and the European Economic and Social Committee on the annual Union work programme for European standardisation.

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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[COSME: Agreement signed which will boost funding opportunities for SMEs ]]>

Published : Tue, 22 Jul 2014

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Europe will soon have access to up to € 25 bn of additional finance, as a result of an agreement signed today between the European Commission and the European Investment Fund (EIF).

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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[New safety requirements for toys ]]>

Published : Fri, 18 Jul 2014

While continuously striving to improve the safety of toys and, at the same time, seeking to cut "red tape" where possible the European Commission took three important decisions in the past weeks.

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Thu, 17 Jul 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Unnecessary nickel tests no longer required for toys]]> Published : Tue, 01 Jul 2014

While continuously striving to improve the safety of toys and, at the same time, seeking to cut "red tape" where possible the European Commission has decided to exempt nickel in electric toys from the limit value regarding carcinogenicity (Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC, Annex II, section 3, No 5).

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Mon, 30 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[LET’S EMBRACE SPACE events on 15-17 in September 2014 in Rome, Italy]]>

Published : Fri, 27 Jun 2014

The European Commission has organised two international high-level space research events that took place from 15 to 17 September 2014 in Rome, Italy. These events were excellent opportunities to learn more about the results of some of the space projects supported by the 7th Framework Programme for Research (The 3rd [...]

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Thu, 26 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Bisphenol A (BPA) strictly limited in toys]]>

Published : Wed, 25 Jun 2014

In its continuous strive to improve the safety of toys the European Commission has decided to set a strict limit of 0.1 mg/l (migration limit) in toys for children up to the age of 3 years and in any toys intended to be placed in the mouth.

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Tue, 24 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Graphene Flagship doubles in size]]> Published : Mon, 23 Jun 2014

To coincide with Graphene Week 2014, the European Commission is proud to announce that the Graphene Flagship, one of the largest-ever European research initiatives, is doubling in size. 66 new partners are being invited to join the consortium following the results of a €9 million competitive [...]

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Sun, 22 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[TCEP (Tris(2-chloroethyl) phosphate) and similar flame retardants strictly limited in toys]]> Published : Fri, 20 Jun 2014

In its continuous strive to improve the safety of toys the European Commission has decided to drastically reduce the maximum limit value for the flame retardant TCEP (Tris(2-chloroethyl) phosphate) to 5 mg/kg in toys for children up to the age of 3 years and in any toys intended to be [...]

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Thu, 19 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[REFIT – Commission making EU law lighter, simpler and less costly ]]> Published : Wed, 18 Jun 2014

Just a few days ahead of the European Council, the Commission pushes the EU's smart regulation agenda further.

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Tue, 17 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Transparency measures for nanomaterials: impact assessment, public consultation and workshop]]> Published : Wed, 18 Jun 2014

The European Commission is conducting an impact assessment on transparency measures for nanomaterials on the market. This is in response to concerns from certain stakeholders and Member States that the current level of available information on the presence of nanomaterials and products containing nanomaterials on the market may be [...]

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Tue, 17 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Action plans for core industry sectors: Reinforcing Europe’s industrial foundation]]>

Published : Mon, 16 Jun 2014

Over the past four years, European Commission Vice-President Antonio Tajani launched several action plans to help core industry sectors overcome difficulties arising from overcapacity, high production costs and trade distortions.

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Sun, 15 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Moving forward with the European Industrial Renaissance]]>

Published : Tue, 03 Jun 2014

At the beginning of 2014, European Commission Vice-President Antonio Tajani unveiled his plan for a ‘European Industrial Renaissance’.

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Mon, 02 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[SILC II is a funding opportunity for EU industry to cope with the climate challenge]]>

Published : Tue, 13 May 2014

The European Commission has launched the Sustainable Industry Low Carbon II (SILC II) initiative with a budget of €20 million.

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Mon, 12 May 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[EU CSR policy: The Commis­sion seeks stake­holders’ views on achievements and future challenges]]>

Published : Tue, 29 Apr 2014

The Commission is seeking stakeholders’ views about the impact of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Strategy over the past three years and on the role it should play in the future.

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Mon, 28 Apr 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Mergers: Commission approves acquisition of chemical company DuPont's GLSV business by rival Kuraray, subject to conditions]]> Published : Tue, 29 Apr 2014

The European Commission has cleared under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of DuPont's Glass Laminating Solutions/Vinyls (GLSV) business (USA) by Kuraray of Japan.

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Mon, 28 Apr 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Essential Oils and REACH: Commission and industry meet to address registration issues]]> Published : Tue, 22 Apr 2014

A workshop held at the European Commission in Brussels on 8 April brought together representatives of essential oils producers from Member States such as France, Italy and Bulgaria, following serious concerns expressed by the industry that the EU chemicals legislation REACH and CLP (Classification, Labelling and Packaging) would hamper the [...]

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Mon, 21 Apr 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Business services crucial for keeping Europe's industry fit]]>

Published : Wed, 09 Apr 2014

The importance of Business Services should be adequately reflected in the Europe 2020 Strategy according to a report of the High Level Group on Business Services.

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Tue, 08 Apr 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Stakeholders unite to boost access to raw materials in Europe]]> Published : Mon, 07 Apr 2014

A milestone of the  European  Innovation  Partnership  on  Raw  Materials  was  reached  on 7 April 2014 with the announcement of the first set of commitments by over 800 companies, public agencies, research institutes, non-governmental organisations and other stakeholders from all over Europe. These partners have all committed to contribute in one [...]

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Sun, 06 Apr 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Commission approves aid of €43.65 million for the IFMAS research programme in the field of green chemistry]]> Published : Thu, 27 Mar 2014

The European Commission concluded that the aid granted by France to the IFMAS public‑private partnership for the development of plant-based plastics and bio‑based paints was in line with EU state aid rules.

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Wed, 26 Mar 2014 23:00:00 GMT