Industry

  • The politicisation of toxicology

    “In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.” ― Galileo Galilei Scientific progress requires scientific debate. Ideas come from questioning the status quo, technologies develop when innovative solutions are sought, and science advances when flaws are dissected, discussed and ironed out. But there is…

  • Internal Market Strategy – Grasping the Opportunities

    The Internal Market is at the heart of the EU project. For many it represents the EU’s greatest economic achievement but for eurosceptics it represents needless meddling in our daily lives with regulation after regulation. From the infamous shape of cucumbers to the possible regulation of candles in time for Christmas – in this Snapshot…

  • Are the Global Markets Right to be Concerned about China?

    China’s influence on the global business environment, economy and markets has been thrown into stark relief by events during the past two months. While China’s recent stock market volatility was initially largely only felt internally, it eventually triggered a sell-off that erased more than US$5 trillion in value from stocks globally in the space of…

  • Squaring the Circular Economy

     The forthcoming relaunch of the circular economy package will look to improve resource efficiency performances across manufacturing industries and along the whole value chain. The new package will move beyond recycling targets, notably requiring products to be better designed for repair and reuse. Companies will be held accountable through new binding resource efficiency indicators or…

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