European Economic and Social Committee outlines the Role of Nanotechnology for EU Competitiveness

On 24 February 2016, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) of the European Union published an 'own-initiative opinion' on ‘Nanotechnology for a competitive Chemical Industry’. The document calls for nanotechnology to "be more strongly reflected and supported in the EU's priorities" and declares "freedom in research and fewer bureaucratic requirements would ensure [European Union] competitiveness" in the

NIA EXCLUSIVE Consultation - EU Scientific Committee seeks Opinion on Testing Guidance and on Nano-Hydroxyapatite – DEADLINE – 5 January 2016

The Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety of the European Commission (SCCS) has recently opened two consultations on nanomaterials in cosmetics that are set to be closed on 8 January 2015.

Oeko-Institut opens Consultation on Two RoHS Exemptions for Cadmium Quantum Dots

The Oeko-Institut has opened a consultation on the re-evaluation of two requests to renew select exemptions for cadmium quantum dots (Cd QD) under the Restrictions of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (RoHS2). The organisation is authorized by the European Commission to evaluate exemption requests and determine if the substances meet the criteria set out on article 5(1)(a) of the directive.