The EU is taking new measures to reduce the risk of shortages of water for irrigating crops. The Council today adopted its position (general approach) on a regulation which facilitates the use of urban waste water for agricultural irrigation.
The Council today adopted conclusions on chemicals which offer political guidance on the development of a sustainable EU chemicals policy strategy. The conclusions address in particular the topics of REACH, endocrine disruptors, nanomaterials and pharmaceuticals.
Update – Commission welcomes EU Council’s negotiating mandate on the crowdfunding proposal
As part of its efforts to improve access by investors and businesses to new financing sources, the EU is setting out a new regulatory framework for the operation of crowdfunding platforms.
This new framework makes it easier for crowdfunding platforms to provide their services across the EU. It harmonises the minimum requirements on these platforms when operating in their home market and other EU countries. The proposal also increases legal certainty by harmonising investor protection rules.