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Council publishes draft conclusions on sutainable industry

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Draft Council conclusions on an integrated approach to a competitive and sustainable industrial policy were adopted in April. The Draft Resolution calls on the European Commissionto monitor the implementation of the REACHi chemicals policy and assess its impact on businesses, especially on small and medium enterprises (SMEs). The Council would like the Commission to report on the implementation of REACH by the end of 2010. The Draft Conclusions also discuss how reducing the EU’s reliance on fossil fuels and raw materials should be a guiding principle for European business in the coming years. The Council Conclusions are likely to be adopted in May 2009.

The Draft Council conclusions can be found here:

http://register.consilium.europa.eu/pdf/en/09/st08/st08235.en09.pdf