Keyword: European Commission (EC)


EU Renews Glyphosate License for One Year

06.12.2022 -

The European Commission has provisionally renewed the license of the herbicide active ingredient glyphosate until the end of 2023. Earlier this year, the EU governing...


EU Fines Styrene Buyers for Cartel

01.12.2022 -

The European Commission has fined five companies a total of €157 million for forming a styrene cartel that operated from May 2012 to June 2018. Affected are Sunpor...


PTC Therapeutics Gets Funding from Blackstone for Drug Development

03.11.2022 -

US biopharma PTC Therapeutics has entered into a financing collaboration with private equity group Blackstone so that it can achieve its goal of delivering at least one...


EU Commission Pushes REACh Revision into 2023

27.10.2022 -

In a move widely expected in some quarters but not communicated until the last minute, the European Commission has shelved plans to update the REACh chemicals legislation...

Markets & Companies

EU Energy and Supply: What Will Happen Next?

26.10.2022 -

The European Commission proposed last month an emergency intervention in Europe’s energy markets to address recent dramatic price rises as the EU faces the effects of a...


Commission Probes Aid to Polish MCAA Plant

05.11.2019 - The European Commission is investigating whether Polish state aid of €39 million granted to chemical company PCC MCAA for building a monochloroacetic acid (MCAA) plant was in line...

Markets & Companies

Chemical Industry Welcomes Brexit Deal but Holds its Breath

29.11.2018 - The UK chemical industry was quick to support a draft UK-European Union Brexit withdrawal agreement when it was published in mid-November. “We have given it a cautious welcome,”...


MEPs Vote to Ban Single-use Plastics

29.10.2018 - The European Parliament has voted 571 against 53 (with 54 abstentions) for an EU-wide plan to completely ban a raft of single-use plastics in a bid to stop marine pollution...