In this issue:

- Chemicals:

..European Chemicals Agency consults on BPA classification

..Norway proposes to restrict decaBDE

..Danish register of goods containing nanomaterials

- Eco-design:

..New eco-design measures for vacuum cleaners

..Updated eco-design requirements for household electronics and televisions

- Energy:

..New Directive published on regulating offshore oil and gas safety

..Consultation on EU nuclear liability rules

- Climate Change:

..European Parliament approval of CO2 backloading

..Member States add industrial sectors to EU carbon leakage list

- Other:

..Highest French court overturns Monsanto ban

..New pesticide restriction agreed by Member States

- The Months Ahead:

..Workshops & Conferences

- Excerpt from OTHE:

Highest French court overturns Monsanto ban -

France’s highest administrative court has overturned the country’s ban on Monsanto’s MON810 genetically modified maize. The court supported a 2011 ruling of the EU court that emergency bans like that in place in France should only be taken when there is a serious risk to human health, animal health or the environment. The court sustained that in the case of MON810 no such risks had been demonstrated...

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