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  • EU presents post-Fukushima nuclear safety rules

    The European Commission proposed tougher nuclear safety rules Thursday, amid international debate about the future of nuclear energy and how to secure aging plants. Stress tests on European nuclear plants prompted by the 2011 disaster at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant showed that almost all of them needed safety improvements. A report on those tests called for more consistency across the ...


    By Associated Press

  • Third EU maritime safety package

    In its work programme for the second half of 2008, the French Presidency has set itself the objective of making progress on the third maritime safety package ('Erika III'). Erika III consists of seven legislative proposals presented by the European Commission in November 2005. On the basis of five of these proposals, the EU Transport Council meeting on 6 June in Luxemburg adopted six common ...


    By EU Council of Ministers

  • New rules on pesticide residues to strengthen food safety in the European Union

    The European Commission made an important step forward in its efforts to ensure food safety in the European Union, as a regulation revising and simplifying the rules pertaining to pesticide residues entered into force. The new rules set harmonised Maximum Residue Levels (MRLs) for pesticides. They ensure food safety for all consumers and allow traders and importers to do business smoothly as ...


    By European Commission

  • EC Commissioner Piebalgs underlines the need to reinforce rules on nuclear safety

    At the fifth meeting of the High Level Group (HLG) on Nuclear Safety and Waste Management, Andris Piebalgs, Energy Commissioner highlighted the need for a higher level of nuclear safety. 'While we can see a potential rise in the use of nuclear energy around the globe as well as in the EU, European citizens call for a strong European role in the field of nuclear safety', said the Commissioner. ...

  • Nuclear safety in EU gets strong boost by commitment of nuclear regulators

    Nuclear safety regulators from all 27 EU Member States have reached agreement on steps to further strengthen nuclear safety, radioactive waste management and decommissioning arrangements in EU. These areas are under the jurisdiction of individual countries and as part of their continuous self improvement drive they are seeking better ways to learn from each other. At the meeting of the European ...


    By European Commission

  • New EU report reviews mechanisms in place to ensure product safety

    Last week in Brussels European Consumer Affairs Commissioner Meglena Kuneva presented a report by independent experts entitled 'Evaluating Business Safety Measures in the Toy Supply Chain.' The Report was carried out at the initiative of the European Commission, as a follow up to the Commission's product safety Stocktaking review in Autumn 2007. The stocktaking was undertaken after a series of ...


    By European Commission

  • OSHA publishes final rule to the federal register

    OSHA’s final ruling on the Hazard Communication Standard (1910.1200) in alliance with the UN’s Globally Harmonized Communication System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS), was published in the Federal Register March 26, 2012, and will take effect in 60 days. The new standard is expected to significantly improve health and safety for nearly 45 million workers, who ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • Regulators in the EU and US Call upon International Oil and Gas Companies to Raise Global Safety Standards

    Just days before European rules on offshore safety for European companies abroad enter into force, and just a few months before additional requirements for companies operating in US waters take effect, the European Commissioner for energy, Guenther Oettinger, has called for operating and drilling companies to deliver the highest standards including when operating outside of American and European ...


    By European Commission

  • EU looks to strengthen oil and gas regs

    It seems as though the European Union, in spite of recent economic difficulties, might be headed for a bit of a shakeup in safety laws in the Oil and Gas sector. Back in October 2011, EU energy chief Günther Oettinger published a limited proposal to boost safety requirements in the industry that is ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Swathe of new EU green laws published

    A series of new EU environmental rules were published in the official journal in late December, triggering their entry into force. Directive 2006/118/EC on the protection of groundwater from pollution requires that by 22 December 2008, member states establish threshold safety values for substances including mercury, ammonium, and lead.  It also imposes a single limit value of 50 milligrams per ...

  • Commission presents EU strategy for safer ship dismantling

    The European Commission has presented an EU strategy to make the dismantling of old ships safer for workers and the environment. Every year between 200 and 600 large merchant ships are taken apart for their valuable scrap metal. Many ships taken out of service in Europe end up being dismantled on beaches in South Asia. A lack of environmental protection and safety measures results in high ...

  • European Parliament Proposes New Rules for Safer Products and Better Market Surveillance

    On 15 April 2014 the European Parliament voted in favor of new rules to improve the safety of consumer products on the EU market, including products imported from outside the EU. Improved identification and traceability will ensure the quick removal of unsafe products from the market. The proposed new legislation will include the country of origin to be indicated according to clear and ...


    By SGS

  • EU agrees on safer, cleaner lorries - but by 2022

    The 28 EU governments and the European Parliament last night reached a deal to end brick-shaped lorries, which are inefficient and very dangerous for cyclists and pedestrians. The agreed law gives manufacturers the ability to produce more streamlined, safer and fuel-efficient lorries but, amid heavy lobbying by industry, sets a delay until 2022 [1] before redesigned lorry cabs are allowed on ...

  • How the EU can progress towards an ‘Energy Union’

    The European Union has made progress in liberalising energy markets, and its global leadership on climate change is to be commended, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said today as it released its review of EU energy policies. However, the new IEA report said there remains much room for improvement. It noted that much of the integration of Europe’s energy market ...


    By International Energy Agency

  • EU requires magnetic toys to carry a warning label

    Toys containing magnets look set to carry a mandatory warning label across the EU, under a Commission proposal approved by Member States in the General Product Safety Directive (GPSD) Committee yesterday. The proposal for a draft Commission decision will cover all 'magnetic toys' - toys that contain or consist of loose or detachable magnets, or magnetic components of such size and shape that they ...


    By European Commission

  • Commissioner Piebalgs underlines importance of common rules for waste management

    Energy Commissioner Andris Piebalgs has met with the first chairman of the European High Level Group (HLG) on Nuclear Safety and Waste Management, Mr Andrej Stritar, in Brussels. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss nuclear safety and waste management issues, particularly the establishment of common European rules in the field, ahead of the HLG's third meeting in April. 'Citizens main ...

  • EU-US Energy Council – Joint Press Statement

    1. The fifth EU-US Energy Council met today in Brussels, chaired by EU High Representative/Vice President Catherine Ashton, EU Commissioner for Energy Günther Oettinger, US Secretary of State John Kerry, and US Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel Poneman. Minister Ioannis Maniatis of the Greek Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change represented the rotating EU Presidency. The Energy ...


    By Europa Press Room

  • EU governments agree cleaner, safer lorries – but Commission must drive improvements

    Representatives of EU governments today accepted a deal with the European Parliament to end brick-shaped lorries, clearing the way for advances in fuel efficiency and safety for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians. The agreed law allows lorrymakers to produce new designs but industry lobbyists secured a ban until 2022 even though the new designs are voluntary, not mandatory [1]. The Commission will ...

  • EP and Council of the EU Reach Agreement on Proposed Novel Food Regulation

    On November 11, 2015, the Council of the European Union (EU) announced that its Permanent Representatives Committee approved the proposed novel food regulation. On November ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • UN level classification of hazardous substances to be incorporated into EU law

    MEPs adopted three legislative reports on the classification, labelling and packing of substances and mixtures. The first-reading agreement concerns the implementation of the UN level agreed, GHS (Globally Harmonised System) on classification, labelling and packaging of hazardous substances into EU legislation. The new rules are similar to existing EU rules (which will be replaced later) but ...


    By European Parliament

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