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France put EDCs on agenda of Environment Council

After the successful release of a French national strategy on EDCs, France initiated a debate on the EU’s policies at the meeting of EU environment ministers in Luxembourg on 12 June.

Ahead of the meeting a briefing note circulated by France and supported by Sweden and Denmark, urged the EU to take action on EDCs.

HEAL members Women in Europe for a Common Future (WECF) France, Générations Futures and Réseau Environnement Santé (RES) who supported and actively took part in the in the elaboration of the French national strategy on EDCs, were particularly pleased that France succeeded in putting EDCs on the Council agenda.

It is positive to see that five EU member states - Denmark, Sweden, Poland, Austria and Belgium supported the French briefing note and joined forces to ask the EU Commission for a swift move forward on EDCs in Europe.

HEAL hopes these concerns will also be shared by Italy, who will take over the EU presidency of the Council for the next six months as from 1 July 2014. The work programme of the Italian presidency for the environment sector does not yet include endocrine disrupters

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Last updated on 27 June 2014

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