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Greenland's Parliament rejects referendum on uranium mining

Greenland’s Parliament has, with a small majority, rejected a proposal to have a referendum on reinstatement of the uranium ban. The proposal would have given the electorate an opportunity to stop the huge Kvanefjeld uranium mining project.

NGOs seek halt to REFIT check on non-REACH laws

Nine NGOs have asked the European Commission to halt its "regulatory fitness" check on chemical legislation. They want it to first issue and consult on a roadmap document for the process. The NGOs express concern, that the non -REACH Chemicals REFIT process fails to comply with Better Regulation guidelines. The essential roadmaps need to be in place.


Scientists predict more cancer cases with glyphosate re-authorization

  The Ecological Council have sent an open letter together with 38 other European health and environmental organisations, to urge the decision-makers of the 28 EU Member States to vote against the re-authorization of the active pesticide ingredient glyphosate, which is found in e.g. Round-up. 

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