Ministers show support for substitution under REACH

EU Environment Ministers have agreed that a significant tightening of rules on authorising the highest-risk substances under the proposed REACH Regulation is required. In the meantime, the politics of REACH are set to heat up over the summer with rumours flying of parts of the European Commission trying to water down the proposal. The European Parliament's first vote on REACH has been postponed until November pushing it close to the deadline set by the UK Presidency for a ministerial political agreement.

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