New EU rules to strengthen the safe toys

The European Commission is satisfied with the adoption by the European Parliament of its proposal to substantially strengthen EU-rules on toy safety. It gives consumers assurance that toys sold in the EU fulfil the highest safety requirements world-wide, especially those relating to the use of chemical substances.

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EC supports a voluntary agreement on safe storage of mercury

The European Commission welcomes a voluntary agreement to ensure the safe storage of surplus mercury from the European chlor-alkali industry, once a ban on exports of the highly toxic metal from the European Union takes effect (2011). The legislation requires that mercury that is no longer used, be stored in a way preventing its release.

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EU Early Warning System

The Official Journal of the European Union has published last 20th december 2008 the  Commission Decision of of 16 December 2008 on the Early Warning System for the use of authorising officers of the Commission and the executive agencies.

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