2003/10/EC directive News

  • Environment: Commission takes Sweden to Court over failure to comply with e-waste legislation

    The European Commission is taking Sweden to the EU Court of Justice for failing to properly transpose EU legislation on electronic waste. The Commission has concerns about shortcomings in the Swedish transposition of the Directive on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) into national legislation. On the recommendation of Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik, the Commission is ...

  • Environment: New rules on e-waste to boost resource efficiency

    Improved rules on the collection and treatment of e-waste enter into force today. E-waste (i.e. waste electrical and electronic equipment, or WEEE) is one the fastest growing waste streams, and it offers substantial opportunities in terms of making secondary raw materials available on the market. Systematic collection and proper treatment is a precondition for recycling materials like gold, ...

  • E.ON, GDF Suez fined EUR 553m each for European gas market sharing

    The European Commission has imposed fines totalling €1 106 000 000 on E.ON AG and its subsidiary E.ON Ruhrgas AG (of Germany) and on GDF Suez SA (of France) for market sharing in breach of EC Treaty rules on cartels and restrictive business practices (Article 81). E.ON/E.ON Ruhrgas and GDF Suez are fined €553 000 000 each. Ruhrgas AG (now E.ON Ruhrgas, part of the E.ON group) and Gaz de France ...

  • EU scientific committee looks for mercury alternatives

    April saw EU scientists actively seeking advice on possible alternatives to a pollutant that threatens the health of millions, from humans, animals to ecosystems. The EU’s Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENIHR) is currently undergoing research into the possible substitutes to mercury-containing sphygmomanometers. Under a 2007 directive (Directive 2007/51/EC) ...

  • The Control of Noise at Work Regulations: 8 years on

    The Control of Noise at Work We live in strange times! The Control of Noise at Work regulations, came into effect in April 2006 following the adoption of the European Directive 2003/10/EC. The initiative was developed over time to protect workers' hearing. Indeed the HSE ...


    By Pulsar Instruments plc

  • February infringements package: main decisions

    In its monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission is pursuing legal action against Member States for failing to comply properly with their obligations under EU law. These decisions covering many sectors aim to ensure proper application of EU law for the benefit of citizens and businesses. The Commission has today taken 121 decisions, including 18 ...

  • November infringements package: main decisions

    In its monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission is pursuing legal action against Member States for failing to comply properly with their obligations under EU law. These decisions covering many sectors aim at ensuring proper application of EU law for the benefit of citizens and businesses. The Commission has taken today 199 decisions, including 48 reasoned ...

  • Sound choice for industrial and environmental noise measurements

    Measure, record and analyse industrial and environmental noise If you are looking for a data logging integrating averaging sound level meter to undertake your environmental, vehicle and outdoor noise measurements, look no further than ...


    By Pulsar Instruments plc

  • March infringements package: main decisions

    In its monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission is pursuing legal action against Member States for failing to comply properly with their obligations under EU law. These decisions covering many sectors aim to ensure proper application of EU law for the benefit of citizens and businesses. The Commission has today taken 139 decisions, including 11 reasoned ...

  • April infringements package: main decisions

    In its monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission is pursuing legal action against Member States for failing to comply properly with their obligations under EU law. These decisions covering many sectors aim to ensure proper application of EU law for the benefit of citizens and businesses. The Commission has today taken 135 decisions, including ...

  • September infringements package: main decisions

    In its monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission is pursuing legal action against Member States for failing to comply properly with their obligations under EU law. These decisions covering many sectors aim at ensuring proper application of EU law for the benefit of citizens and businesses. The Commission has taken today 220 decisions, including 32 reasoned opinions and 6 ...

  • Final weeks before the 2013 registration deadline

    With only a few weeks to go until the second REACH deadline, all registrants should be making the final arrangements for the submission of their dossier. At this stage, lead and member registrants should have already decided how to meet the relevant information requirements and the compensation for sharing data and related costs, allowing the lead to provide the members with the corresponding ...


    By REACHReady Ltd

  • July infringements package: main decisions

    In its monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission is pursuing legal action against Member States for failing to comply properly with their obligations under EU law. These decisions covering many sectors aim to ensure proper application of EU law for the benefit of citizens and businesses. The Commission has today taken 419 decisions, including 63 reasoned ...

  • Questions and answers on EU Mercury Policy

    What is mercury? Mercury is familiar to many as a silver-coloured liquid which expands and contracts in a thermometer to show the temperature. It is also known as “quicksilver” or "hydrargyrum" (i.e. liquid silver) and is represented by the symbol Hg. Mercury is the only metal that is liquid at ambient room temperature. It is a chemical element and therefore indestructible. ...

  • Veolia Environnement Announces Pricing of Any and All Dollar-Denominated Cash Tender Offer

    Veolia Environnement (the “Company”) today announces the consideration payable in connection with its previously announced U.S. dollar-denominated cash tender offer (the “Offer”) for any and all of its outstanding US$546,830,000 6.00% Notes due 2018 (the “Notes”). The Offer will expire at 5:00 p.m., New York City time, today, unless extended or earlier ...


    By Veolia

  • Kemira Oyj proposes to sell its holding of shares in Tikkurila Oyj

    Kemira OyjStock exchange releaseMarch 30, 2011 at 6.30 pm (CET+1)NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION INTO OR IN THE UNITED STATES, CANADA, AUSTRALIA, JAPAN OR INTO ANY OTHER JURISDICTION IN WHICH OFFERS OR ...


    By Thomson Reuters

  • Kemira Oyj has sold all its shares in Tikkurila Oyj

    Kemira OyjStock exchange releaseMarch 31, 2011 at 8.30 am (CET+1)NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION INTO OR IN THE UNITED STATES, CANADA, AUSTRALIA, JAPAN OR INTO ANY OTHER JURISDICTION IN WHICH OFFERS OR ...


    By Thomson Reuters

  • May infringements package: main decisions

    In its monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission is pursuing legal action against Member States for failing to comply properly with their obligations under EU law. These decisions covering many sectors aim at ensuring proper application of EU law for the benefit of citizens and businesses. The Commission has taken today 143 decisions, including ...

  • January infringements package: main decisions

    In its monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission is pursuing legal action against Member States for failing to comply properly with their obligations under EU law. These decisions covering many sectors aim to ensure proper application of EU law for the ...

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