Is the EU still leading?
WECF’s Alexandra Caterbow analyzes EU’s shifting priorities, from environmental to economic interests
“The EU is progressive, as long as it doesn’t hurt its own interest.” That is what a European Commission representative said in a panel discussion at the last Helsinki Chemicals Forum, on EU’s role in chemical-related multilateral negotiations. CIEL’s David Azoulay and WECF’s Alexandra Caterbow observe how the EU mutated from promoter of best practices and strong health and environmental protection to a servant of narrow and entrenched economic interests.
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