Countries push EU Commission for initiatives on chemicals and circular economy

In a letter to the European Commission, ten EU Member States have raised their concerns about current delays in delivering commitments to manage chemicals – including the non-toxic environment strategy and the EDC strategy. Wemos applauds this.

Ministers from Finland, France, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Slovakia and Sweden have expressed their concerns. Dutch Deputy Minister Stientje van Veldhoven, together with her colleagues, demands the European Commission to continue working on four key pieces of legislation related to chemicals and the circular economy until the end of its current mandate.

 

Non-toxic environment

The letter fits perfectly well with Wemos’ message to deliver a non-toxic environment and an endocrine disruptor strategy. In a copy of the letter obtained by POLITICO’s Kait Bolongaro, environment officials stress they  are worried about possible delays to the files — and the Commission giving in to the temptation of leaving it up to the next college to make potentially controversial proposals.

 

Global health advocate Linda Mans: ‘Together with the Health and Environment Alliance , Wemos has been calling upon the European Commission to come up with concrete and coherent measures to reduce citizens’ daily intake of endocrine disruptors. I’m pleased to see the support of these ten Member States. It shows the urgency for action at European level: now.’

 

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We are thrilled to present our strategy for the period 2019-2023. Based on current trends and shifts in global health, we have sharpened our strategy and the critical issues we work on. In the coming years we will continue to work closely with partner organisations, and stay committed to striving for structural change to improve global public health, advocating the right to health for all.

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