In October 2020 the European Commission published a communication on a new Chemical Strategy for Sustainability. Our industry agrees with the objectives set out in the proposal, their implementation can contribute to the economic development of the EU-27, the green recovery after COVID-19, and the strengthening of the EU’s strategic value chains. It is also important that the priorities include innovation for the production of safe and sustainable chemicals in the EU, which would be stimulated by increased funding for tenders.
However, the strategy can be seen as a list of actions rather than a fabric of coordinated measures to achieve the declared objectives, and the planned regulatory measures outweigh the measures to encourage technological development in terms of number and elaboration.
See the full text of the statement of MAVESZ on the Commission communication here.