Today the Commission took action to restrict the placing on the market of articles containing four phthalates: DEHP, DBP, BBP and DIBP. These substances are commonly present in plasticised materials and found in a wide variety of everyday products, from toys to sport equipment.
Today, the winners of EU Blockathon 2018 were announced. The event was the first hackathon dedicated to developing blockchain-based solutions to fight against counterfeiting.
Preparing for Brexit is not just a matter for EU and national authorities, but also for private parties. Businesses are reminded of legal repercussions which need to be considered when the United Kingdom ceases to be a member of the EU.
The European Commission funded ‘WATIFY’ campaign received the award at the 4th Global Entreps Awards and #5G Citizens Conference in Brussels on 18 June. WATIFY is an awareness-raising campaign dedicated to promoting digitisation and technological transformation in European small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
As announced in Annex III to the ‘Plastics Strategy’, an EU-wide pledging campaign for the uptake of recycled plastics is taking place. As part of this campaign, the European Commission calls on stakeholders to come forward with voluntary pledges to boost the uptake of recycled plastics.
The selection process in the Digital Cities Challenge has been completed with the addition of 7 more cities that wish to take their growth strategies to the next level and improve the lives of their citizens, thanks to emerging technologies.
The European Commission is taking another important step to protect EU consumers from substances known to cause cancer and reproductive health problems.
The EU’s Earth observation programme Copernicus has another satellite (Sentinel-3B) in orbit following a successful launch earlier today. Sentinel-3B will improve our ability to monitor our planet’s oceans, changing land and atmosphere.