Friday

20th Oct 2017

Ticker

MEPs block definition of endocrine disruptors

MEPs on Wednesday blocked a European Commission proposal to create a definition of which chemicals are so-called endocrine disruptors, and subject to EU rules. The objection was approved by 389 votes against 235. Consumer organisation Beuc praised the decision because, with the new definition, "too many chemicals would escape the regulatory net". Health commissioner Andriukaitis said in a statement he "regrets" the outcome, since "no deal is a bad deal".

Opinion

Ukraine language law does not harm minorities

Some European politicians keep spreading fictitious arguments on Ukraine's language law as being an impediment to minority rights, Ukraine's education minister says.

Analysis

May on mission impossible in Brussels

UK prime minister called on other EU leaders to "step forward together", but she has almost nothing to offer them except the threat of walking away.

EU seeks to shut down Libya sea route

EU leaders are aiming to reach a consensus on the Dublin asylum reforms by early next year, announced European Council chief Donald Tusk. But first, they want to shut down the Central Mediterranean route from Libya.

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