<![CDATA[European Commission - Enterprise and Industry]]> http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/sectors/chemicals/news/index_en.htm European communities Fri, 11 Jul 2014 23:13:22 GMT Newsroom_2.0 20 <![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 is organising two international high-level space research events that will take place from 15 to 17 September 2014 in Rome, Italy. Do not miss these excellent opportunities to learn more about the results of some of the space projects supported by the 7th Framework Programme for Research [...]

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Thu, 26 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Annual report on the implementation of the EU Steel Action Plan 25/06/2014]]>

Published : Wed, 25 Jun 2014

At today's High level expert group on the future of the European steel industry the annual report on progress in the implementation of the Steel Action Plan will be presented. The plan was devised in June 2013 to help the sector confront challenges and lay the foundations for future competitiveness [...]

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Tue, 24 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: la Commissione snellisce e semplifica la legislazione dell’UE, rendendola meno costosa]]> Published : Wed, 18 Jun 2014

Pochi giorni prima del Consiglio europeo la Commissione dà nuovo slancio al programma dell'UE per una normativa intelligente.

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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[Piani d'azione per i principali settori industriali: Rafforzare le fondamenta industriali europee]]>

Published : Mon, 16 Jun 2014

Nel corso degli ultimi quattro anni, il Vice Presidente della Commissione europea Antonio Tajani ha lanciato diversi piani d'azione per aiutare i settori industriali chiave a superare le difficoltà legate alla sovraccapacità, agli elevati costi di produzione e alle distorsioni commerciali.

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Sun, 15 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Continuare i progressi nel Rinascimento Industriale Europeo]]>

Published : Tue, 03 Jun 2014

All’inizio del 2014, il Vice Presidente della Commissione europea Antonio Tajani ha presentato il suo piano per il “Rinascimento Industriale Europeo”.

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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[I servizi alle imprese sono fondamentali per mantenere in forma l'industria europea]]>

Published : Wed, 09 Apr 2014

Secondo una relazionedal gruppo ad alto livello sui servizi alle imprese, la strategia Europa 2020 dovrebbe rispecchiare adeguatamente l'importanza dei servizi alle imprese.

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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
<![CDATA[Sicurezza dei consumatori: si celebra il 10° anniversario del sistema europeo d'informazione rapida sui prodotti pericolosi]]> Published : Tue, 25 Mar 2014

Da 10 anni il sistema unionale di informazione rapida sui prodotti pericolosi (RAPEX) tutela i consumatori dai prodotti non sicuri diversi dai prodotti alimentari.

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Mon, 24 Mar 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Galileo Masters Competition 2014 : pre-register now !]]>

Published : Mon, 24 Mar 2014

After the success of the previous editions, the European Satellite navigation Competition (ESNC) 2014 is opening a pre-registration phase.

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Sun, 23 Mar 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[EU reports about progress in fight against protectionism]]> Published : Thu, 20 Mar 2014

In 2013, the EU made good progress towards removing some of the most trade-distortive barriers that hinder EU companies’ access to the markets abroad.

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Wed, 19 Mar 2014 23:00:00 GMT