Press releases

EU must reinstate science in GMO safety assessment and eliminate unnecessary animal testing

17 April 2018

Beat Späth, Director of Agricultural Biotechnology at EuropaBio, calls for an end to unneeded animal testing.

Trust in food risk assessment essential for innovation

11 April 2018

EuropaBio's reaction to the EC proposal for a regulation on the transparency and sustainability of the EU risk assessment in the food chain.

European State of the Climate

4 April 2018
Copernicus ECMWF

On 10 April 2018, the Copernicus services implemented by the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) will present a special event at the European Parliament in Brussels. 

Keep calm and let Africa take the lead

14 March 2018
The International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation (CIC)

The EU–Africa Dialogue: Supporting communities in wildlife conservation.

GMOinfo.EU brings you factual information on GMOs in your language

9 March 2018

EuropaBio, together with partners in 11 countries, is launching the website, which includes important information about GMOs in 10 different languages.

Bye, bye CECED, Hello APPLiA

8 March 2018

APPLiA is the new name of the Brussels-based association representing the home appliance manufacturers in Europe. 

Malmström ticked all boxes, says European Aluminium

8 March 2018
European Aluminium

European Aluminium applauds EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström’s statements concerning the potential US tariffs against all aluminium products from Europe. The association representing the entire aluminium value chain with more than 600 plants all across Europe encourages the executive body to take the necessary actions to fight for European jobs by applying WTO-compatible tools.

Alignment on animal health rules essential post-Brexit

5 March 2018

Brussels, 5 March 2018; Following the publication of the draft Withdrawal Agreement between the European Union and the United Kingdom, and the recent UK Prime Minister’s Mansion House address, AnimalhealthEurope is pleased to see the importance of animal health given a prime focus in discussions.

DISCONTOOLS launches new website

14 February 2018
AnimalHealth Europe

Brussels; 14 February 2018 – DISCONTOOLS, the open-access database identifying research gaps to improve the control and management of more than 50 infectious diseases in animals – has just launched a brand new website with updated info for a majority of the prioritised diseases.

AnimalhealthEurope welcomes progress on Animal Medicines Legislative Package

20 December 2017

AnimalhealthEurope is pleased to see the European Council receive the mandate to enter into trilogue negotiations with the Commission and the Parliament to agree on the final text of the new EU Veterinary Medicines and Medicated Feed Regulations.

Real product testing does not entail superpowers, but right focus and financial resources

20 December 2017

 The freshly published Market Surveillance Draft Regulation recognises the importance of market surveillance authorities.

CEN and CENELEC aligned with the priorities of the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union

13 December 2017

As of 1 January 2018, Bulgaria will take over the rotating Presidency of the Council of the European Union for the first time, and this, 10 years after its accession to the EU. 

European Aluminium applauds EU, Japan and U.S. agreement to tackle excess capacities collectively

13 December 2017
European Aluminium

Brussels, 13 December 2017- Yesterday, Cecilia Malmström, European Commissioner for Trade, Hiroshige Seko, Japan’s Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry and Ambassador Robert E. Lighthizer, U.S. Trade Representative, agreed to strengthen trilateral cooperation in the WTO and other forums in order to battle unfair trade. European Aluminium, the voice of the entire aluminium value chain, welcomes the new commitment.

Impact of Brexit on the EU industry producing household appliances

29 November 2017

This position paper seeks to provide an analysis of the key aspects of Brexit that will impact on household appliance manufacturers in Europe. It reflects on the complexity of the current legislative framework regulating our sector, its continuous change and finally, identifies our sector's priorities based on aggregated results of data collection CECED has made among its members.

Give COPD patients the chance to live healthier through exercise

15 November 2017
European Federation of Allergy and Airways Diseases Patients’ Associations (EFA)

Brussels, 15/11/2017 World COPD Day – Physical activity positively impacts our health and wellbeing. Under the theme The Many Faces of COPD, EFA calls on European and national authorities to promote active lives for COPD patients, by facilitating the access to and reimbursement of pulmonary rehabilitation, support for regular exercise and by staying in the workforce. 

Aluminium sees “glass half full” after ETS trilogue compromise

10 November 2017
European Aluminium

Brussels, 10 November 2017 - EU negotiators yesterday agreed on a package of revised proposals for the Emissions Trading System phase four (2021-2030), including indirect carbon cost compensation. While governments will be allowed to compensate for such costs in a more transparent way, national compensation will ultimately depend on the upcoming revision of the state aid guidelines on CO2 indirect costs compensation.

Biotech Industry State of the Union Evaluation

12 September 2017

EU should put innovation friendly policies back at the heart of their agenda, to benefit from the biotech potential to boost jobs and growth.

CEN, CENELEC and the Eurasian Economic Commission formalise their cooperation

6 July 2017

The Memorandum of Understanding between CEN, CENELEC and the EEC paves the way for closer collaboration on various aspects of standardisation.

CEN and CENELEC lay the foundation for the Digital Economy

5 July 2017

21 June 2017 in Edinburgh marked the launch of the CEN and CENELEC Strategic Plan for Digital Transformation - delivering standards for the Digital World.