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Is the EU still leading?

WECF’s Alexandra Caterbow analyzes EU’s shifting priorities, from environmental to economic interests

07.08.2015 |

“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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