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REFIT – making EU law lighter, simpler and less costly

REFIT is the European Commission’s Regulatory Fitness and Performance programme. Action is taken to make EU law simpler and to reduce regulatory costs, thus contributing to a clear, stable and predictable regulatory framework supporting growth and jobs.

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Assessment of resource efficiency indicators and targets

From July to October 2012, DG Environment held a consultation on a study for an assessment of resource efficiency indicators and targets. The purpose of the consultation process was to collect a wide range of options and ideas on how to best measure, monitor and communicate resource efficiency, in particular the link between the economy and the environment.

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European Ceramic Industry Launches 2050 Roadmap “Paving the Way to A Better Future”

As part of its 50th anniversary, the European ceramic association Cerame-Unie, launched the Ceramic Roadmap, “Paving the Way to 2050” at the 13th European Parliament Ceramics Forum in Brussels. The Ceramic Roadmap is the European ceramic industry´s contribution to the European debate on a smarter, more competitive and resource-efficient future for the EU.

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Revision of Directive 2004/37/EC – carcinogens or mutagens at work

Directive 2004/37/EC (CMR Directive) protects workers against health and safety risks from exposure to carcinogens or mutagens at work. Amongst various other materials, Alumino Silicate Wool (Refractory Ceramic Fibres, RCF) are included in the scope of the review.

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Europe at the Lead of the New Industrial Revolution

As Europe is facing a severe economic crisis the European Commission calls this situation and the changes also an opportunity: “We cannot let our industry simply leave Europe. It is a significant contributor to the real economy producing real values. Now, all efforts need to be undertaken to secure a modern, resource efficient, competitive and robust industry in Europe.”

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Scientific Committee on Occupational Exposure Limit Values (SCOEL)

The Scientific Committee on Occupational Exposure Limit Values (SCOEL) is a committee of the European Commission established in 1995 to advice on occupational exposure limits for chemicals in the workplace.

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