- Composition of the study group
- Administrator / Assistants in charge: Conrad Ganslandt / Anna Khatchatrian and Luca Pitrone
The EU chemicals strategy aims to address the cumulative and combined effects of chemicals, including pesticides, stressing a need to accelerate work on methodologies that ensure existing provisions can be fully implemented.
The strategy is intended as a first step towards a zero pollution ambition for a toxic-free environment, as announced in the European Green Deal.
It will simplify and strengthen EU rules on chemicals, and review how EU agencies and scientific bodies can work together towards a process where substances are only reviewed by one agency.
The current COVID-19 crisis increases the urgency to step up action in the chemicals area in order to
- ensure that stronger protection of citizens’ health will also enable and support the socio-economic recovery of the European industry producing and using chemicals,
- and promote EU’s strategic autonomy for essential chemicals (e.g. for the production of pharmaceuticals or disinfectants)