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The European Commission has proposed to amend Directive 2004/37/EC by expanding its scope and by including and/or revising occupational exposure limit values for a number of cancer- or mutation-causing substances. The initiative is proceeding in steps. The first proposal of May 2016 covered 13 priority chemical agents, the second, of January 2017, a further seven. The current (third) proposal addresses an additional five. Broad discussions with scientists and the social partners fed into all three ...

This detailed appraisal focuses on the process and evidence base used in the IA for setting the limit values for cadmium and beryllium, notably in light of some knowledge gaps and methodological challenges identified in the IA in relation to the number of workers exposed and the estimation of the burden of disease. The appraisal concludes that the IA has relied on a vast and updated amount of information, including scientific journals, guidelines, manuals, surveys, published by authoritative research ...

The European Commission proposes to amend Directive 2004/37/EC by expanding its scope and by including and/or revising occupational exposure limit values for a number of cancer-causing chemical agents. According to the Commission, this would improve workers' health protection, increase the effectiveness of the EU framework and promote clarity for economic operators. Overall, the proposal received a broad welcome from stakeholders. After completion of the legislative procedure at first reading in ...

The concept of hybrid threat has gained traction in relation to Russia’s actions in Ukraine and the ISIL/Da’esh campaigns going far beyond Syria and Iraq. Faced with this constantly evolving challenge, the European Union and NATO have taken several steps to strengthen their respective capabilities and pursue common objectives through closer cooperation. The EU-NATO joint declaration adopted in July 2016 in the margins of the Warsaw NATO Summit represents a clear step forward in this regard. The document ...

Dans l'ensemble, la Commission semble avoir fourni un raisonnement et une justification solides concernant l'initiative. La méthodologie utilisée pour comparer l'étendue des incidences est bien développée, mais l'éventail d'options proposé limite la portée de l'analyse. Étant donné que l'option 3 est à peine examinée et que l'option 4 ne semble même pas conforme aux objectifs, la valeur ajoutée de ces options n'est pas claire. En outre, ni l'AI, ni l'exposé des motifs de la proposition ne s'exprime ...

Le présent rapport résume les présentations et les discussions qui ont eu lieu lors de l’atelier sur la proposition de directive Seveso III, organisé le 13 avril 2011. Cet atelier avait pour but de permettre un échange de vues entre la Commission européenne, les députés européens et les parties prenantes. Parmi les thèmes de discussion figuraient l’impact, sur le champ d’application, de l’alignement sur le règlement CLP, les exigences en matière d’information et les intervalles obligatoires proposés ...