30th Nov 2023


EU Commission will 'soon' make proposal on summertime

Thd European Commission will "soon" publish policy recommendations on whether and how to review legislation on daylight-saving time and maybe scrap summertime changes. The recommendations will follow a public consultation that ended earlier this month with a record 4.6 million answers. "It's not the only element that we will take into account", the commission spokesman said Wednesday, adding the EU executive will talk with the European Parliament and stakholders.

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Russia loses seat on board of chemical weapons watchdog

Russia lost its seat on the board of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons for the first time in the organisation's history — while Ukraine, Poland, and Lithuania were elected to the executive council.


The EU's 'no added sugars' fruit-juice label sleight-of-hand

The Food Information to Consumers package would have finally regulated the health or nutrition claims companies make on their products, claims like "heart-healthy" "30-percent less fat" or "no added sugar". Legislation on these claims is now 15 years overdue.

Member states stall on EU ban on forced-labour products

More than two years after the EU Commission first proposed a law on forced labour, inter-institutional negotiations have not started because member states cannot reach agreement — risking the text's adoption before the 2024 European Parliament elections.

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