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Tuesday, 13 February 2018

EU Commission: Inspectors find phthalates in toys and asbestos in second-hand products

Inspectors find phthalates in toys and asbestos in second-hand products

In an EU/EEA-wide project of ECHA's Enforcement Forum, inspectors found hundreds of consumer products with illegal amounts of restricted chemicals. Every fifth toy inspected contained high levels of restricted phthalates.

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Presentations - 7th TAF TSI Regional Workshop

Presentations in English, Bulgarian, Greek and Romanian to be shown during the 7th TAF TSI Regional Workshop to be held in Bucharest on 7th and 8th March 2018.

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Ombudsman says Member States must open up their opaque negotiations on EU laws

Following a detailed inquiry, the European Ombudsman, Emily O'Reilly, has found that the Council of the EU - through practices that inhibit the scrutiny of draft EU legislation - undermines citizens' right to hold their elected representatives to account. This constitutes maladministration.

The Ombudsman specifically criticises the Council's failure systematically to record the identity of Member States taking positions during discussions on draft legislation, and the widespread practice of disproportionately marking documents as not for circulation, or "LIMITE".

The approach falls short of what is expected of the Council in terms of legislative transparency.

The Ombudsman is now asking the Council systematically to record Member State positions in Council working parties and in COREPER ambassador meetings and, in principle, to make these documents proactively available to the public in a timely manner. Ms O'Reilly is also calling for clear c

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Vacancy notice - Policy Officer - Markets profile (deadline 13/03/2018)

Tuesday 13 February 2018 10:05

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Indicative programme - Education, Youth, Culture and Sport Council (Education issues), 15/02/2018

Main agenda items, approximate timing, public sessions and press opportunities.

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