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European Commission's Risk Management of Dangerous Chemical Substances Under Scrutiny

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The European Ombudsman initiated inquiry into the risk management practices of the European Commission regarding dangerous chemical substances in the EU.

The Ombudsman, in Case OI/2/2023/MIK, has expressed concerns about the time taken by the Commission to include substances on the authorization list and implement necessary restrictions to mitigate risks. The inquiry focuses on the Commission's responsibilities under the Regulation on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH). The Ombudsman has posed a series of questions to the Commission to understand the reasons and extent of the delays.


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