Yesterday the Member States in the REACH Committee agreed unanimously to a Commission proposal amending the compliance check target of registration dossiers in REACH from 5% to 20%. The Commission can proceed to adoption after a scrutiny period by the European Parliament and the Council of 3 months.
EU-OSHA’s ESENER survey helps us to understand how European workplaces deal with health and safety, and what they do to promote the well-being of their employees. The results have become a hugely valuable resource for policy-makers at national and European levels.
The Commission announced the launch of the Circular Plastics Alliance on 11 December 2018 with the support of First Vice-President Frans Timmermans and Vice-President Jyrki Katainen.
The Alliance’s aim is to boost plastics recycling in the EU. The Alliance gathers key actors of the plastics value chains. The Alliance will take voluntary action to reach the target that 10 million tonnes of recycled plastics find their way into products in 2025. In 2016, less than 4 million tonnes of recycled plastics were used in products in the EU.
The skills for industry conference underlined the need for Europe to prioritise game-changing initiatives and support industry up- and re-skilling strategies.
Today, the European Commission published the first review of the detergents regulation since its entry into force in 2004 (Regulation (EC) No 648/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 31 March 2004 on detergents).
Today the European Commission published the 2019 edition of the Single Market Scoreboard.
The scoreboard provides a detailed overview of how EU single market rules were applied in the European Economic Area (EEA) in 2018; how open and integrated certain markets are; and how much EU countries contributed to a number of EU tools to make the single market function better.
Electric and hybrid cars are much quieter on the road than the cars with a combustion engine. Although this is beneficial to the environment, it can also result dangerous to road users, especially to visually impaired people or cyclists, since they may not hear the cars approaching, being present or departing.
On 20 November 2019, the European Commission will launch ‘due diligence ready!’. This initiative will support responsible minerals and metals sourcing.